Renewables Obligation (RO)

DEFINITION: The main support system for large-scale renewable electricity projects across the country. The RO was introduced by the Government in England, Wales and Scotland 2002, and Northern Ireland in 2005, to encourage the deployment of large-scale renewable electricity in the UK (smaller-scale ius suppoerted by the Feed-in Tariffs. The RO requires licensed UK electricity suppliers to source a specified proportion of the electricity they provide to customers from eligible renewable sources. 

Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) are issued to accredited renewable operators for the eligible renewable electricity they generate. These are used to demonstrate a supplier has met its obligation.

See also: Renewable energy

See also: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

See also: Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs)

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IEA: Global emissions to reach record high by 2023, with governments breaking green recovery promises

Just 2% of the Covid-19 stimulus funding promised by nations has been spent on clean energy, meaning that global emissions are likely to hit a record high in 2023 and continue rising thereafter.

ScottishPower and Shell claim it would be the “world’s first large-scale” system for the technology

ScottishPower and Shell bid to develop large-scale floating windfarms in UK

ScottishPower and Shell have submitted a joint bid to develop large-scale floating offshore windfarm systems in the northeast of Scotland, with a decision expected to be made next year.

Both businesses are aiming for net-zero by 2040 at the latest

Inditex and Elsevier commit to net-zero emissions by 2040

Clothing giant Inditex and research publishing firm Elsevier are the latest corporates to have updated their corporate strategies, setting ambitions to reach net-zero emissions by 2040 at the latest.

Maclean and Wayth will be delivering our morning keynote speeches at the event

Taking place TODAY: edie's Clean Energy & Transport Forum

edie's new Clean Energy & Transport forum, is taking place today (15 July) with a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers including the Department for Transport's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Rachel Maclean.

Pictured: Solar panels being installed on a farm in India

Report: Global demand for fossil-fuel-fired electricity has peaked

After demand for fossil fuels for electricity generation peaked across developed markets in 2007, it has now peaked across developing markets as well, according to a new report.