Taking Stock 

Renewables generating their own impetus

Mark Robinson

Renewables generating their own impetus

It’s perhaps telling that we always generate encouraging levels of online traffic whenever we run updates on the state of the renewable energy market, or in related areas such as electric vehicle (EV) battery development. Doubtless our readers are environmentally savvy, but it’s also probable that they recognise that the long-term investment potential of ‘green’ industries is crystallising week in, week out. National Grid (NG.) spelled it out in its latest full-year release: “The economics for solar and wind generation are becoming increasingly attractive, and the ongoing significant growth in large-scale renewables is set to continue into the long term”. Figures from the group indicate that 2017 was the greenest year ever domestically, with more than half of electricity generated last summer derived from low-carbon sources.

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