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

EfW waste heat/heat pumps/long duration storage/wireless charging & focus on offshore wind transmission

11th March 2022

This week we have all the elements of a complete zero-carbon package: Offshore wind, long term storage, hydrogen, heat pumps, plastics recycling, methane abatement. Look no further Company news Sony and Honda discuss alliance to build EVsHonda and Sony announced that they’re exploring the possibility of entering a joint venture for developing and building electric … Read More

floating wind/green hydrogen/greenwashing/hot sand

9th September 2021

This, smaller than usual Titbits is beamed to you from the Fully Charged OUTSIDE show at Farnborough International Conference Centre. I would strongly recommend a trip to it over the weekend. It is full of EV’s and gave me the first sighting of the Tesla Model Y (big, definitely a SUV), The Hyundai Ioniq 5 … Read More

electric highway/Cumbria/hydrogen paste & focus on longer duration storage

12th March 2021

Two stories this week about EV charging networks needing modernisation. A reminder that you can be too early into a new market on occasion. Company news Gridserve takes stake to boost Ecotricity’s Electric HighwayThe new partnership sees Gridserve taking a 25 per cent stake in the Electric Highway, bringing with it a whole load of new … Read More