Powering the Future: Schaeffler’s Mission To Make Renewable Energy Truly Green

The contribution of renewable energy sources to the UK’s total electricity generation is growing, though is this fast enough? We must step-up and strive for more if we want to pave the way to a secure and healthy future.

For the UK to meet its net zero targets by 2050, renewable energy will play an increasingly important role, with wind power continuing to take centre stage. The National Grid reported that wind power contributed to 26.8% of the UK’s total electricity generation in 2022, confirming that we are moving in the right direction, just not at a fast enough pace.

We must harness renewable energy to its full potential, rather than relying on fossil fuels that ultimately increase the vulnerability to geopolitical shocks of countries that are net-importers of them. Renewables are significantly less damaging to the environment because their energy sources are constantly and naturally regenerated – by 2050, the IRENA estimates that 90% of the world's electricity can and should come from renewable energy.

Steve Boyle, Regional Sales Engineer MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) at Schaeffler UK, recently devoted some time to discuss the crucial need for MRO in creating truly green energy for the renewable industry.

Boyle explains: “It is important that wind energy is not just renewable, but green too. This means looking at the whole lifecycle of the turbine, such as maintenance of products…”

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