Solar thermal/rooftop solar/HVO/methane/volcano/perovskite solar

13th January 2023

COMPANY NEWS UK solar innovator Naked Energy continues European expansion with new partnershipsBritish solar thermal design and engineering company Naked Energy has announced further international expansion after partnering with two leading European engineering-led firms.Portuguese business Tech4Food will now offer Naked Energy’s cutting-edge solar thermal and photovoltaic thermal (PVT) products as part of its engineering solutions … Read More

Cathodes/geothermal/ev charging/CO2 battery/wetlands & focus on tidal power

25th November 2022

If the objective is to confuse us, they have certainly succeeded. Which leading member of our government is in favour of onshore wind and which is against and which similar for ground mounted solar. I am very confused about something which should have been beyond doubt years ago. It is painful to watch. COMPANY NEWS … Read More

blue hydrogen/fracking/EGS/private equity & focus on virtual power plants

16th September 2022

Does the Government really want to restart fracking in their Red Wall constituencies, or is it all just a ruse, a virtual stick to poke us Woke-y’s with? COMPANY NEWS Iberdrola sells share of wind farm for €700mIberdrola has signed an agreement with Swiss investment firm Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) for the sale of a … 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

electrolysers/ccs/waste-to-fuel & focus on UK nuclear power costs

20th May 2022

One beneficiary of the change in views on energy costs and energy security has been sentiment towards nuclear power. My “focus” today may serve as a reminder that nuclear is a far from perfect solution especially as regards costs Company news 5MW gigastack project awarded £9.3m in UK Government fundingITM Power announced it had won … Read More

biomethane/geothermal/fuel cell & focus on solar supply chain integrity

14th May 2021

We have all heard that the recovery from the pandemic will be a great opportunity to “build back greener”. Governments all over the world have proclaimed this as a silver lining to the misery of the last 18 months, but which countries are actually delivering on this promise? This chart from the Oxford Global Recovery … Read More

gigafactory/geothermal/bitcoin/solid state batteries & focus of shipping

19th February 2021

Another week of wildly varying news: Wild weather in Texas, the pandemic’s second wave starts to retreat (hopefully), The US rejoins the Paris Accord and an EV is scooting around in a dried up lake on Mars. For me an interesting theme over the last few weeks is that Big Oil companies are looking at … Read More

Colocating/BYD/geothermal/plankton & focus on hydrogen

15th April 2020

Company news Good Energy in EV charging deal with RAW ChargingGood Energy has inked a partnership with electric vehicle chargepoint installers RAW Charging following a competitive tender.The installer, which guarantees operational uptime, is a ChargePoint partner, and provides both AC (slower) and DC (faster) charging solutions.It first worked with Good Energy on one of the … Read More