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

Green hydrogen/geothermal/CCUS/city EV’s and focus on flexibility

5th April 2024

When all else in the world is failing, it is comforting to know that we now have fully recyclable crisp packets. UK NEWS Church of England Installs 438 Solar Panels on Kings College ChapelIn the BBC’s annual Christmas Carol TV broadcast, which has run regularly since 1963, the opening shot is an external view of … Read More

Grid connections/FFR/electrified road & focus on IRA

5th May 2023

This newsletter peddles many and various stories, but none as big as the Inflation Reduction Act. It is not a stretch to imagine that the next generation will point to Joe Biden’s initiative as the moment that the energy transition got its wings. COMPANY NEWS Ørsted Posts All-Time High Offshore Wind EarningsEarnings from the company’s … Read More

CfD/budget/biodiversity/IMF & focus on hemp

17th March 2023

The budget wasn’t all bad (see below), but it is quite depressing that the two industries that got the big bucks were CCS and nuclear. It suggests that the Treasury really don’t understand the priorities of the energy transition, and got swayed by the best funded lobby groups. A missed opportunity. COMPANY NEWS Dunelm launches … 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

recycled yarn/v2g/pumped hydro/microalgae & focus on electric planes

30th September 2022

I have had to add another section this week entitled “UK Politics”, for rather obvious reasons. I sincerely hope this is a temporary addition. Maybe you could cheer yourselves by watching a recommended documentary on the bbc about oil flaring, called “Under Poisoned Skies”. Not exactly cheerful, but watch it HERE COMPANY NEWS Gresham House … Read More

waste-to-H2/composite sleepers/China ETS/cotton & focus on ESG Invsting

28th June 2021

“Perfect is the enemy of good” was a quote attributed to Voltaire. Maybe he was dreaming of the Chinese ETS when he said it. UK news 40 waste-to-hydrogen refuelling stations planned for the UKElement 2 and Ways2H have joined forces to deliver as many as 40 waste-to-hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK as part of … Read More