Storage remains a target for investment, although the business case for it has been dented. In the immediate future that is because of plans to derate batteries that provide only short-lived power in the capacity market.
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Energy from waste company 4New has announced plans for a series of small plants (sized at 10-15MW) in the UK, using Ecogreen’s pyrolysis technology.
Wholesale energy markets will have less influence in the industry in future because there will be more activity in other “value pools”, such as structured contracts, business-to-business sales and flexibility trading.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has blasted the government for its “blinkered determination” to agree a deal on a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point C, ”regardless of changing circumstances”.
After two years of consultation and preparation, the government has published a white paper that sets out a proposed UK industrial strategy.
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Peter Hughes argues that the UK still needs large gas plant
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Successful energy companies have to become e-utilities, helping customers manage their lives as well as their energy.