Rising non-commodity costs and resilience concerns make batteries more attractive for big users, says energy consultant Dominic Whittome
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Sharon Darcy argues that the regulatory framework for all energy network companies should include an explicit low-carbon incentive, and concludes that a qualitative approach with a quantitative element may be the best option at this point
Cadent’s HyNet project to inject hydrogen into the gas grid in the north-west is ambitious and exciting. It also encapsulates some of the major tradeoffs facing us as we try to decarbonise our fossil-based heat and transport infrastructure.
May has been a tough month for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, hit by reports from three separate organisations that found severe failings in its delivery – not just of important support schemes such as the Renewable H
Irish grid operator EirGrid’s profits fell last year – down from €7.9 million to €3.4 million before tax – because of a three-month unplanned outage of the East-West Interconnector between the UK and Ireland.
BEIS has announced a “sector deal” for the artificial intelligence (AI) sector, hoping to make the UK a centre for technology startups and data-driven industries.
The government should provide more support for power-to-gas technology and use the gas grid for energy storage in the form of hydrogen, according to a report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Gas network company Cadent has announced ambitious plans to begin sourcing and using hydrogen as a replacement for natural gas.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is set to launch a tender for a new energy company to supply Londoners.
Lord Teverson, chair of the European Union Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, has asked for urgent reassurance from the government that it will be able to take responsibility for the UK’s nuclear safeguards from 30 March next year when the UK i