Renewables generation accelerating, report forecasts

As much as 65% of the UK’s energy demand could be met by renewable generation within a decade, according to the National Infrastructure Commission – a significant reassessment from its most recent forecast of 50% but a modest appraisal by industry insiders. In its latest report, ‘Renewables, recovery and Reaching Net Zero,’ said there is […]

UK set to witness massive uptake in low-cost green power

A series of initiatives are being rolled out to boost the UK’s renewable energy programme as a report indicated clean energy sources would account for 76% of the nation’s power demand by 2050. RenewableUK claims that the UK’s net-zero target will spur rapid demand for green hydrogen and attract more than £50bn to an already […]

Coronavirus: Business planning for the energy sector

During these testing times of global health and economic crisis, the one thing the business world craves (apart from the good health of their teams, naturally) is certainty. We are grateful, therefore, to our friends over at the Edie newsroom for pulling together an excellent checklist for energy professionals to use during this time of upheaval. […]

Calls to change climate policies and fossil fuel production to avoid catastrophe

The world’s existing climate policies will not be enough to end the upward trend of energy emissions rising beyond 2040 without a “grand coalition” of governments and investors, according to the global energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its World Energy Outlook, the IEA said that carbon emissions from the global energy industry reached a […]

UK renewable energy target likely to be missed

While UK figures for renewable energy reached record levels last year, officials still believe the 2020 national renewable energy targets will be missed. Government figures show 33% of electricity produced in the UK in 2018 was renewable, new Government figures show, up 2.9% on 2017, driven by growth in oil, wind, solar, bioenergy, and waste. […]

Syntegra project scoops National RIBA 2019 award

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168 Upper Street, Islington, London A project Syntegra Group worked on in several roles has won a prestigious national award. The conversion scheme at 168 Upper Street, Islington, London, saw the development of three apartments and a shop from a Victorian commercial landmark. The rebuild, overseen by Groupwork, won the RIBA 2019 London Award and […]

UK to use more electricity from renewables than coal for first time in 2019

The UK’s electricity system will distribute more power from renewable sources than coal-fired power stations for the first time this year, new figures indicate. The National Grid revealed that 47.9% of electricity generated between January and May this year came from clean energy sources – solar, wind, hydro and nuclear, while 46.7% came from coal […]

Records broken for low-carbon options

Once again as Brexit continues to dominate airtime, column inches and many a social media post, it can be hard to find glimmers of any positive moves being made to tackle the country – and world’s – even more pressing emergency: climate change. Yet buried deep in the weeds of daily news coverage recently were […]

Climate change: positive steps to celebrate

Once again as Brexit continues to dominate airtime, column inches and many a social media post, it can be hard to find glimmers of any positive moves being made to tackle the country – and world’s – even more pressing emergency: climate change. Yet buried deep in the weeds of daily news coverage this week […]

The 10 Year Challenge: How the UK’s low-carbon economy has changed

As our clients know, here at Syntegra we like to read widely around our subject to broaden our knowledge and expertise and spend a considerable amount of time explaining to potential new customers how making even very small changes to their sustainability record can have an impact on their environmental footprint. So we were delighted […]

How sustainable is this World Cup?

Now that we can all breathe again following Monday night’s World Cup wobble for England, we thought we’d share with you a great thought-inspiring read from our friends over at Edie.net who have pulled together this excellent look at the sustainability of this great festival of football. With the eyes of the world on Russia […]

UK Government’s £102m fund for clean energy research

(From Edie.net) The UK Government has launched a £102.5m investment programme in a bid to tackle the challenges the UK faces as the renewables revolution continues, suggesting that the nation’s energy sector could soon be poised to take clean power sources mainstream. Areas of opportunity that could be addressed through the fund, include energy storage, heat […]

London set to be greenest city in the world

The Mayor of London has unveiled his plans to transform the capital into the ‘greenest’ city in the world by 2050. His ambitious scheme includes targets to improve air quality, increase the use of renewables and halve food waste with the overall aim of becoming carbon neutral. The London Environment Strategy (LES), published after extensive research […]

Spluttering progress on energy deals

With climate change undoubtedly affecting our weather patterns, the old mantra of no central heating before October appears somewhat redundant. I’m sure we all have relatives or work in organisations where this rule has often been quoted – and might even be applied to this day – but the huge variations in temperatures means it […]

Electricity Storage To Stabilise Grid

As increasing volumes of power are being generated by renewables across the UK, research and investment is moving towards finding a solution to keep the grid stable as production levels and usage with wind and solar fluctuate dramatically. One answer could be electricity storage – switching availability from time of production (daytime for solar) to […]

Change of direction as wind power overtakes coal in EU power generation

For the second consecutive year, the UK was Europe’s biggest investor in wind energy with €12.7bn spent on the construction of new onshore and offshore wind farms, new figures reveal. This accounted for 46% of the total wind energy investments in 2016 and brings the total number of turbines in the UK to 14,452 compared […]

New Publication Launched – Free For A Very Limited Time

  Managing Director of the Syntegra Group has just published, Reduce Your CO2 Emissions and Increase Your Bottom Line. From the back: “In “Reduce your CO­ Emissions and Increase your Bottom Line” Alan Wing-King – Managing Director and Founder of the multi-award winning international energy consultancy Syntegra Consulting – provides you with strategies and explains how you can […]

Relying on Renewables for minimising carbon emissions

The 2008 Climate Change Act established the world’s first legally binding climate change target, aiming to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from the 1990 baseline) by 2050. Although moving to a more energy efficient, low-carbon economy should help the UK meet this target, a recent Europe-wide survey has found that […]