Batteries/grid/plastics/regenerative agriculture & focus on long-term storage

3rd May 2024

It would seem that, from this week’s stories, the network companies have been listening to Ed Milliband’s four horsement speach. COMPANY NEWS Microsoft and Brookfield Sign $10-Billion Renewable Power DealThe agreement is for bringing around 10.5 GW of solar and wind power between 2026 and 2030—a capacity that would cost over $10 billion to develop, … Read More

DRS/Beijing Auto Show/interconnectors/mCDR/batteries & focus on EU offshore wind

30th April 2024

I would recommend listening to Rory Stewart and Alistair Campbell’s recent interview with Dieter Helm, the UK Economist and Government advisor on energy and the natural environment, in their podcast called Leading (HERE).One of the themes of the conversation was that we have to expand the way we look at the energy transition from a … Read More

Heat pumps/ammonia/dispatch/flexibility/nature markets & focus on Pereskovite

22nd March 2024

The campaigns aimed at discrediting anything to do with the energy transition seem to have stepped up a gear, which is disappointing. Our small contribution to the fightback starts with the lengthy list of corrections to the misinformation surrounding heat pumps. I realise that some people have had underwhelming experiences with them, but that does … Read More

Wave & tidal power/SMR reactors/calcium looping/green ammonia & focus on e-fuels

9th February 2024

COMPANY NEWS Brookfield raises $10B for latest energy transition fundBrookfield Asset Management announced this week it had secured $10 billion for its latest energy transition fund in its first close. The firm said it will continue to raise money for the fund until Q3 of this year.The clean energy investor — which has over $850 … Read More

Batteries/solar/wind/heat pumps/DRS/SMR & focus on EV charging

2nd February 2024

Focus is on EV charging this week. Whilst compiling it I got to wondering about whether the public charging network and charger availability is keeping up with EV ownership. I am guessing that quite a percentage of readers own an EV. My sense is that there is more competition for charger time than there was … Read More