Monthly Archives: October 2019

Gigafactories, fusion plants and other political fancies

By |2019-10-14T13:05:56+00:00October 21st, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Opinion, Renewable Energy|

In case you’ve missed it – and jealousy abounds if you have – it’s political party conference season in the UK. Because if there’s one thing this country hasn’t had enough of over the past year, it’s politics. For the uninitiated or readers outside of the UK, late September and early October usually sees parliament

Conservative Party unveils net zero package to muted response

By |2019-10-14T12:49:03+00:00October 18th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation|

The Conservative Party has pledged a suite of new policies comprising a ‘net zero package’ which it said would put “21st Century Conservativism” at the heart of the government’s green agenda. But the suite of policies, some of which had been previously announced, has been criticised by the sector for failing to address the challenge

Low carbon tech ‘vital’ to Future Homes Standard as solar’s role is talked up

By |2019-10-14T12:43:07+00:00October 17th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Solar could play a pivotal role in the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard, with a more ambitious option for carbon emission reductions in new build housing preferred. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government published the consultation on changes to Part L of the Future Homes Standard on Tuesday (1 October 2019). Two options

Hinkley Point C and the UK’s obsession with oft-delayed, costly projects

By |2019-10-14T12:31:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation|

In case you missed it, EDF considered yesterday an opportune time to bury some bad news. It evidently wasn’t wrong, judging by scenes in Westminster yesterday evening, but the French energy giant still had a slightly difficult morning to contend with. Yesterday morning EDF confirmed that not only was its flagship UK nuclear project, Hinkley

Solar ‘ready to deliver’ as Labour proposes 2030 net zero target

By |2019-10-07T16:50:20+00:00October 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Solar is “ready to deliver” in the transition to a net zero future but the Labour Party is facing a “considerable challenge” in its proposed target of net zero by 2030. This week the Labour Party approved a motion to adopt a Green New Deal, under which the party has pledged to commit to pursuing

Coal’s record low confirmed as BEIS stats reveal extent of slide

By |2019-10-07T16:43:11+00:00October 13th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Pollution, Power Generation|

Coal’s contribution to UK electricity generation fell to historic lows in the second quarter of this year, official government statistics have shown. Fresh electricity generation stats, released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy today, show that coal contributed just 0.6% of the UK’s power demand in the three months ended June 2019,

Hinkley Point C costs soar again as EDF admits project delay risks have risen

By |2019-10-07T16:40:08+00:00October 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation|

EDF’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project is at greater risk of running 15 months behind schedule and could cost the firm up to £2.9 billion more than previously estimated, the French power giant has confirmed. In a statement this morning, EDF said that following the milestone completion of the nuclear island ‘common raft’ in June

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