Renewables records, 'Viking' power cables, and fossil fuel decline: BusinessGreen's most read stories of the week

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Renewables records, 'Viking' power cables, and fossil fuel decline: BusinessGreen's most read stories of the week

BusinessGreen rounds up the most widely read stories on the site this week

ECIU: Renewables produced enough electricity in 2023 to power every UK home

Electricity generated by wind, solar and hydro facilities in 2023 was more than enough to power all the UK's 28 million homes, think tank estimates.

- by Michael Holder (@michaelholder

 

Viking Link: 'World's longest' undersea cable begins powering UK homes

National Grid switches on record-breaking £1.7bn interconnector, which stretches 475 miles between UK and Denmark.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

Analysis: UK electricity generation from fossil fuels plunges to lowest level since 1957

Fossil fuel-generated electricity fell more than a fifth in 2023 to lowest in 66 years, but renewable power generation has also 'effectively stood still', Carbon Brief finds.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

'Landmark moment': UK rejoins Horizon Europe research funding programme

UK researchers can once again participate in EU's flagship research and innovation scheme, after UK joins scheme as an 'associated' country.

- by Stuart Stone (@sstone26)

 

'Well short': Government misses motorway EV charge point target

RAC warns government did not meet 2023 goal for high-power chargers on motorways, but hails 'very good progress' on roll-out since April.

- by Cecilia Keating (@cecilia_keating)

 

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