David Appleyard's Articles

- 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...

- May 01, 2014

UK Set to Lead Europe's Utility-Scale Solar Market in 2014

Fuelled by the rapid growth in large-scale ground-mounted solar PV farms, the United Kingdom is forecast to be the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in Europe in 2014.

- April 15, 2014

Turning the Tide on Barrage Technology

For countless centuries the power of the tides has been known and understood. It is perhaps remarkable that this prodigious energy been used to generate electricity only within the...

- March 13, 2014

UK Bioenergy: Are Dedicated Biomass Plants a Bust?

As Ed Davey, U.K. Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, spoke to the Environment Council in Brussels, saying: “We call for urgent action on reaching an ambitious 2030 energy...

- February 06, 2014

Biomass Outlook 2014: Is Biomass About To Go Bang?

Traditional biomass accounts for some 9 percent of the world’s total energy requirements, still more than is provided by modern renewables collectively. Nonetheless, modern renewables,...

- January 28, 2014

Hydropower 2014 Outlook: Hydro Industry To Expand Its Global Reach

For decades large-scale hydropower developments have been viewed as something of a pariah within the renewable energy sector. Indeed, despite an acknowledged contribution to sustainable...

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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