The aim of 100% Renewable UK is to campaign for the provision of all UK’s energy requirements by renewable energy by the year 2050, or as soon as practicable before then. This means all energy, not just electricity, and includes energy for domestic, commercial, industrial and transport purposes. This implicitly excludes nuclear energy and also fossil fuels with or without carbon capture and storage. The campaign is a forum for discussion, education and campaigns for policies on particular issues. The main topics for debate and campaigning are the politics, economics and technology of paths that can achieve 100 per cent renewable energy for the UK.
There’s a lot of free information on this website, and please look through the pages and blog posts – it’s all free – but if you want to use any of the material, do so provided you attribute the source and post a link to the relevant information in this website.
Read about the 100%RenewableUK energy model and how it compares to the Government’s net zero plan. 100%RE gives lower emissions for much lower overall cost! Our new report concludes that a 100% renewable energy mix for the UK would save well over £100bn in achieving net zero by 2050, compared to the UK Government’s current strategy. It would also mean more than 20% lower cumulative carbon emissions in the process. The study, carried out by renowned energy modelling academics at LUT University in Finland, involves hour-by-hour simulation of different scenarios for reaching net zero for UK energy systems. Click HERE for more information, including links to the report itself and accompanying material
You can see the youtube recording of our seminar on 100percent renewable energy for the UK held in London on April 22nd HERE
Speakers at the event were: introduction by Caroline Lucas MP, David Toke, Ian Fairlie (both 100percentrenewableuk), Professor Christian Breyer (LUT University),, Dr Doug Parr (Greenpeace), Alethea Warrington (Possible), Rianna Gargiulo (Friends of the Earth and Divest UK), Charmian Larke (Atlantic Energy), Jonathon Porritt, Professor Mark Barrett (UCL), Professor Dave Elliott, Professor Nick Eyre (University of Oxford), Alison Downes (Stop Sizewell C), Kate Hudson (CND) and Dave Andrews (Claverton Group)
See our webinars (on youtube) on green buildings. These were about the campaign for mandatory solar panels on new buildings and also the banning of fossil fuel boilers in new buildings. The first is HERE. This featured Jonathon Porritt and, Lucy Pedlar from the Green Register (sustainable buildings)
……and the second of our green buildings webinars is HERE. This featured Kevin Holland from the Solar Shed, Lucy Rice from SolarEnergy UK and Andrew Warren the Chair of British Energy Efficiency Foundation.
Buy our report on how nuclear power undermines wind power – a study on Scottish nuclear and wind power here (see link at the bottom of that page). See our video discussion HERE about how nuclear power undermines renewables during normal operations.