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David Appleyard's Articles

- October 20, 2014

European Commission Studies Renewable Costs

New analysis commissioned by the European Commission concludes that renewables such as onshore wind and solar PV are close to that of conventional technologies like coal, gas and nuclear...

- September 26, 2014

Scotland Rejects Independence, But Concerns Linger for a Renewables Future

Scotland’s decision to vote no to independence from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has elicited a collective sigh of relief from energy sector players. Those...

- September 23, 2014

Intelligent Inverters Stealing the Show

As markets for solar PV inverters become more competitive, manufacturers are being forced to adapt in a bid to maintain revenues or hold market share. This is a trend that has been...

- September 11, 2014

Siemens Tidal Energy Project Suspended

Marine Current Turbines (MCT), the tidal energy company owned by German engineering giant Siemens has announced that it has suspended development of a planned 10 MW tidal array in Wales...

- September 04, 2014

UK Offshore Wind Installations Forecast to Soar

New analysis reveals that the UK continues to lead the global market in terms of offshore wind power capacity, with significant growth forecast through 2020 and set to drive installations...

- August 28, 2014

Plunge in UK Distributed Energy Investment Forecast for 2019

Investment in the UK’s distributed power generation market will witness a significant decline from almost $2.5 billion in 2013 to $939 million by 2019, according to new analysis.

- August 13, 2014

Global Renewable Energy Status Uncovered

More than a fifth of the world's electrical power production now comes from renewable sources and in 2013 renewables accounted for more than 56 percent of all net additions to global...

- June 06, 2014

Financing Europe’s Climate Goals

On 9 April the European Commission adopted its new rules on State Aid in the energy sector. The measure is crucial for the future development of renewables, which for the time being...

- May 27, 2014

Securing the UK’s Offshore Lead

One of the few highlights in an otherwise relatively muted 2013 renewable energy market has been offshore wind in the UK. Furthermore, 2014 is shaping up to be a pivotal year for the...

- May 16, 2014

UK Moves to Cut Support for Large Scale Solar PV

DECC, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, has unveiled proposals for further reform of the country’s renewable energy support program. The measures include plans for the...

David Appleyard

David Appleyard

David Appleyard is a contributing editor. A freelance journalist and photographer, he has some 20 years' experience of writing about the renewable energy sector and is based in Europe.

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