week ending 27 March 2015

Community Energy Civic energy could provide 50% of UK’s electricity by 2050. What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but was instead led by civil society? We are all used to the debate between states and markets, private vs public […]

week ending 20 March 2015

Businesses do it themselves After years of purchasing renewable energy credits (RECs) to meet clean power sourcing goals, dozens of global businesses across multiple industry sectors, from consumer products to retail to high tech, are taking matters into their own hands. Their mission: Inspire local and national governments, along with utilities, to fast-track policies that […]

week ending 13 March 2015

Storage Framework The UK Government should look to improve the market framework for energy storage in order to stimulate investment in the technology, a report issued by the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee has found. The ‘Resilience of the Electricity System’ report, released on Thursday, concluded that storage should be one of […]

week ending 6 March 2015

Biomass CHP Ewing, Scottish Energy Minister, has formally opened Britain’s biggest combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant. The RWE biomass plant has been built at Markinch on the site of Fife-based paper maker Tullis Russell. It will supply all the manufacturer’s electricity needs and excess supply will be fed into the grid.

week ending 27 February 2015

Solar & CFDs The CfDs, though disappointing, mark solar’s next step towards grid parity, according to Alan John, partner and head of the energy and environment group at law firm Osborne Clarke.