Liam Stoker takes a look at the headline news in European energy this week – the major asset swap involving RWE and E.On – and examines the claims that the deal places Essen, Europe’s 71st-largest city, at the centre of the continent’s energy transition.
Researchers at Imperial College London have warned against the use of renewable energy models that fail to take into account the reliability of supply.
Liam Stoker glances at BP’s 2018 Energy Outlook, published this week, and discusses why it simply must be proven wrong, or the world faces dire circumstances.
The world economy needs a “more decisive break from the past” if the COP21 climate targets are to stand any chance of being hit, BP has said.
Small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) will be a crucial technology in the UK’s bid to decarbonise its power supply, a new report has concluded.
The Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) should take a more ‘whole system approach’ to fully harness the potential for economic decarbonisation offered by energy networks, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
The UK government must issue firmer, more ambitious decarbonisation policies as a “matter of urgency” if it is to meet its fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
The UK’s clean energy generators continued to break records in the final throes of 2017 but the industry has issued warnings against complacency.
Eurelectric has pledged to reach carbon neutrality within Europe’s power supply “well before” the year 2050.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a new call for evidence (CfE) over the cost of energy on the back of recommendations put forward in the Helm review.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has welcomed the publication of the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), but issued a broadside at government plans to use “flexibilities” to meet targets.
Renewables and nuclear combined to generate more than half of the UK’s power for a second successive quarter in Q3, but energy monitoring firm EnAppSys has warned of looming factors that could prevent their share from growing further.
The UK is decarbonising its economy faster than any other country in the G20, new analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has claimed.
Ovo has appointed Georgia Berry, the former special adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May, as chief of staff.
The North of England’s green economy is under threat from a hard Brexit, think tank IPPR North has warned in a new study.
A new report issued by the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) has said failures within the Capacity Market mechanism are undermining the UK’s efforts to decarbonise its power sector.
The government’s new transport investment strategy has confirmed funding for research into electric vehicle batteries, but deferred much of the decarbonisation of the sector to the forthcoming Clean Growth Plan.
Leading building material firm Wienerberger has signed up to a renewables tariff from Dong Energy which will supply all of its sites with clean electricity.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is prioritising lowering the cost of decarbonisation for businesses, according to a senior civil servant who has claimed that getting costs down is “the biggest challenge” faced by the department.
European renewables companies have become the latest to question the ambition of the European Commission’s clean energy package, launched last November.
A House of Lords report calling for decarbonisation of the energy system to be relegated in favour of security of affordable supply has been slammed by green industry critics, who have called its conclusions ‘out of touch’ and ‘backward-looking’.