Renewable energy projects win clean power auction

Brilliant news for Scotland's #renewable #energy system!

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    Two Scottish renewable energy projects have been awarded 15-year contracts after a UK government auction.The Moray East Offshore wind farm is planned for the Moray Firth and a biomass heat and power plant will be built in Grangemouth.Contracts are awarded after an auction for subsidies in which the lowest bidder wins.Scottish Renewables said the wind farm bid showed there had been a “dramatic” drop in the cost of the technology.The joint project by EDP Renovaveis and the Engie consortium is scheduled to start generating power in 2022/23.

  • The contract was awarded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.Scottish Renewables’ deputy chief executive, Jenny Hogan, said: “The results of this latest auction are good news for Scotland, for our environment and for our energy system.
  • “Ms Hogan said the biomass plant, to be built by Grangemouth Renewable Energy Limited, had also shown a “significant cost reduction”.
  • It is estimated that the two projects will together generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,136,100 homes.Nuclear subsidiesUK government figures show the cost of subsidies for new offshore wind farms has halved since the last 2015 auction for clean energy projects.Scottish Renewables said energy from offshore wind in the UK was due to be cheaper than electricity from new nuclear power for the first time.Two firms said they were willing to build offshore wind farms for a subsidy of ÂŁ57.50 per megawatt hour for 2022/23 in the latest auctionsThis compares with the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant securing subsidies of ÂŁ92.50 per megawatt hour.Ms Hogan added: “We hope to see all renewable technologies getting the chance to bid in future auction rounds and to demonstrate just how cheap they can be.
  • “The government must now set out in its Clean Growth Plan a clear plan for cutting emissions further from the UK’s energy system, and provide certainty to investors over the timing for further auctions rounds for all technologies.”

A wind farm is planned for the Moray Firth and a biomass plant will be built in Grangemouth.
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Coffee cup fee could cut use by 300 million, study suggests

  • Charging coffee drinkers for their disposable cups could cut their use by up to 300 million a year in the UK, according to new research.
  • Academics at Cardiff University tested a series of measures to tackle coffee cup waste and encourage the use of reusable cups.
  • Prof Poortinga found that the provision of free reusable alternatives combined with environmental messaging and a charge on disposable cups increased the use of reusable cups in one cafe from 5.1% to 17.4%.
  • “Our results show that, on average, the use of reusable coffee cups could be increased by up to 12.5% with a combination of measures,” Prof Poortinga said.
  • The most notable finding was that, while a charge on disposable cups increased the use of reusable coffee cups, a discount on reusable coffee cups had no impact on their usage.

Charges and other measures could drastically cut the 2.5bn disposable coffee cups used, study finds.
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