Heat pumps/nuclear/interconnectors/electrolyzer/magma chambers

12th January 2024

Welcome to Titbits 2024. To use a corny football commentators expression “this one could go either way”. The energy transition is now into territory where a draw doesn’t cut it any more. One thing that can be guaranteed, however, is that most weeks Titbits will continue to provide carefully curated news in bite-size chunks UK … Read More

Busses/UK solar/heat pumps/chemicals/LNG/wave power & focus on COP27

11th November 2022

I suppose that any revolution has its casualties, but it is still sad to see electric van pioneer Arrival join BritishVolt in the intensive care ward. COMPANY NEWS Equinor and Hitachi Energy formalise collaborationEnergy company Equinor and technology company Hitachi Energy have signed a strategic collaboration agreement. It includes developing standardised base designs for transmission … Read More

wave magnets/energy contracts/UK ETS/gas storage & focus on electric busses

2nd September 2022

Dawn of a glorious new era for clean energy in the UK, or the start of more challenging times? We shall find out soon enough COMPANY NEWS SSE Renewables pays Siemens-Gamesa £528m for 3.8GW of windFast-growing SSE Renewables has completed the purchase of Siemens Gamesa’s 3.8GW portfolio of wind projects across southern Europe.The clean power … 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

climate change / office efficiency / robot chargers / school busses & focus on Australian Renewables

17th January 2020

Pleasing to see three corporate heavyweights stirring themselves on Climate Change. Company news World’s biggest fund manager vows to divest from thermal coal BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has announced it will put sustainability at the heart of its investment decisions. In his annual letter to chief executives, the BlackRock boss, Larry Fink, writes … Read More