Inductive charging/batteries/biomass strategy/electric trucks

25th August 2023

There is something so dysfunctional at work. Surely any sane government would be proclaiming loudly that, according to its own research, by 2025 gas power will be three times the price of solar or wind. Not here it doesn’t. COMPANY NEWS Enerkem and Technip Energies sign MOU to promote waste to biofuels techA new partnership … Read More

DRS/UK Net Zero Review/vanadium flow batteries & focus on long term energy storage

25th January 2023

Re-reading this week’s ‘bits, it occurs to me that if the Government were to implement enough of the recommendations of Chris Skidmore’s review, we would be a lot less likely to suffer disasters such as British Volt. COMPANY NEWS Lightsource bp closes first tax equity deal with Wells Fargo for 481 megawatt solar portfolioLightsource bp … Read More

private wire/BECCS/landfills/the Arctic & focus on nuclear fusion

12th August 2022

Will the real Kwasi Karteng please stand up: this week our Energy Secretary has bemoaned the use of imported biomass at Drax saying that it is not sustainable and “makes no sense to me”. The next day he announces a new consultation from the govenment to encourage Bioenergy with carbon capture (see below). His stance … Read More

solar link/heat network/electrolysers/lobsters & focus on US-China trade

5th August 2022

I keep trying to peddle good news stories here, yet the politicians seem determined to undo it all. COMPANY NEWS UK pension funds buy 12.5% Hornsea 1 stakeOctopus Energy Generation and GLIL Infrastructure have acquired a 12.5% stake in UK offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 from Global Infrastructure Partners.Octopus made a £200m investment on behalf … Read More


18th June 2021

One has to admire the Climate Change Committee. They are not afraid to apply a cattle prod to the posterior of this lackadaisical government Company news Drax joins with Bechtel to seek bioenergy CCS projectsDrax has joined with engineering, construction and project management company Bechtel to identify opportunities to construct new ‘bioenergy with carbon capture … Read More

hydrogen/busses/data centres/land rights & focus on taxing carbon

15th January 2021

This week’s feature highlights a number articles that have appeared supporting the idea that the EU and US should move quickly to create a unified carbon pricing regime. Now that the US is under new management, this excellent idea stands a chance and could really make a difference to global emissions. Our feature explains how. … Read More

Biomass/EU green deal/carbon/IEA & focus on EV supply chain

29th May 2020

Chapeau to the EU for their Green Recovery Package. Spot on for breadth, depth and timing. Company news £900m net zero infrastructure plan proposed by Britain’s gas networksPlans to invest more than £900m in switching Britain’s gas grid from using methane natural gas to hydrogen and biomethane have been unveiled today by the country’s five … Read More

IoT / Geothermal / Biomass / Inertia / Jane Fonda

18th October 2019

Company news Octopus Energy acquires IoT technology nCube Home Octopus Energy has acquired nCube Home, the UK’s first independent smart home energy management platform.nCube Home is an award-winning technology, that bridges the gap between IOT devices, using Z-Wave, WiFi, Zigbee, Bluetooth and LAN. It is currently supports over 100 products, including Nest, Sonos and Yale.Octopus … Read More