Generating renewable energy for the UK

Generating Renewable Energy – Creating the UK’s Low Carbon Economy

The following presentation takes a look how the UK is becoming a leading low carbon economy, generating renewable energy with the application of emerging technologies to create the UK’s clean energy of the future. Developing world-class technologies including solar power, biofuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and on and off shore wind energy the UK is leading the world in this important area of renewable energy generation.

Generating Renewable Energy for the UK

The great thing about clean energy is that it can be a win, win, win. A win for the consumer be they a household or be they business because they can make real savings in their energy bills. A win for the environment because we cut our emissions, and a win because we are more efficient, we can be more competitive.

We can get some more people into new and growing sectors; by 2025 we will cut our carbon emissions by 50%.

From 2016 all new homes in the UK must be zero carbon

UK Solar Power Generation

UK Solar costs have reduced by 45% since 2009

We have in the UK the possibility to become one of the largest renewable energy players in the global market. In a very short space of time we have become number 8 in the world’s solar deployment. That has been achieved in less than or just under two years.

Reza Shaybani – Chairman, British Photovoltaics Association

We have in the UK the possibility to become one of the largest renewable energy players in the global market. In a very short space of time we have become number 8 in the world’s solar deployment. That has been achieved in less than or just under two years.

Reza Shaybani – Chairman, British Photovoltaics Association

Off Shore Wind

Greatest growth in the next 10 years is going to come from off shore wind. We are confidently expecting 97000 people to be employed in this sector by 2020. We have more offshore wind deployed in our coastal waters than the rest of the world put together.

Maria McCaffery – Chief Executive, RenewableUK

Offshore wind will provide 17% of the UK’s energy needs by 2020

Bio Fuels

Last year 1,140million litres of bio-fuel were used by vehicles in the UK

We have a very innovative culture in this country aiming to develop the next low carbon economy. Bio fuels have the inherent advantage that they are made of the CO2 that we take out of the atmosphere so it becomes net zero to the CO2 release cycle. Those countries that invest in these technologies first will be leading and therefore be reaping the rewards afterwards.

Dr Klaus Hellgardt – Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College

Carbon Capture & Storage

I think when you look at CCS [Carbon Capture & Storage] you have to recognise the basic pieces of CCS all been proven. So storage at a commercial scale has been proven, transportation and capture has also been proven at scale. Our challenge is to integrate those 3 pieces and give society confidence that they can work at a solution to clean energy.

Graham Van’t Hoff – Chairman, Shell UK

The UK government has committed £1 Billion to find the emergence of CCS Technology

Within the next 5 years we will have the first CCS plant operating – by 2030 we will have a third of our total power generation capacity running on fossil fuel power stations with CCS.

Jeff Chapman – Chief Executive, Carbon Capture and Storage Association

 

The potential as a business is phenomenal because the storage compatibility around the offshore reservoirs all the way around the UK is tremendous and you couple that with the oil and gas industry capabilities we have this is a very exciting prospect for the UK going forward.

Graham Van’t Hoff – Shell UK

On Shore Wind

I came here to invest – the availability of the energy is there, the business is there. Now the UK has the opportunity to create the green revolution. So I came here to contribute to some extent to the green revolution to make it happen here in the UK.

Akio Fukui – Chairman, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Europe

By 2017 onshore wind will be providing electricity to more than 5 million UK homes

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1/4 of the world’s wave and tidal energy projects are led by UK businesses

UK Low Carbon Economy

The UK is bracing the shift to a low carbon economy – we expect to invest 2 hundred billion pounds over the next 10 years – we want to make Britain a great place for investment in carbon efficient technology, carbon efficient infrastructure. We are a country which offers a business friendly tax regime, a stable and predictable regulatory environment and a culture which welcomes participation in our economy from every corner of the world.

Our target is to deliver the lowest carbon games ever with the Olympics in London. Throughout the construction of the site and the running of the games – real cutting edge innovation – all of which is designed to ensure that we keep the carbon emission footprint as low as we possibly can.

We need to ensure that the low carbon agenda drives the whole of the world’s economy for the next several generations; this is a big opportunity as well as a challenge to ensure we move this country to a green basis and indeed contribute to this global challenge as well.

Lord Green – UK Minister, Trade and Investment

Clean Energy in Britain — a win for UK and global business – UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

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Generating renewable energy in the UK, and in particular those emerging technologies that will create the UK's clean energy of the future including solar power, biofuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and on and off shore wind energy generation.
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