Wind/hydrogen/plastics recycling & focus on mini-grids

13th July 2020

Contrary to some of the “green critics” mentioned in the Titbit below, I think it is right that the EU is supporting both Green and Blue Hydrogen. Blue Hydrogen can be produced in a zero carbon, or even carbon positive fashion provided some biogas is included in the mix, an easy fix in countries with … 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

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

Biomethane/rooftop solar/bamboo & focus on ESG funds

20th March 2020

The world has found a way to cut CO2 emissions, albeit a very painful one. The crisis has also rudely barged the green agenda off the front pages. Hopefully we shall be back stronger than ever, but nonetheless Titbits intends to keep the newsflow coming as best we can. To soften the edges of a … Read More

Budget/floating solar/storage/hydrogen & focus on US gas

13th March 2020

Titbits Budget thoughts: The reaction from the clean energy industry was mixed. There was clearly attempts to boost the green economy with money for new technology solutions (cheap way for governments to help), for CCS clusters (especially where it interacts with hydrogen creation), for EV charging networks, heat pumps, biomass boilers and biomethane. However the … Read More

Heat networks/price spikes/E10/green bonds/small nuclear & focus on the Budget

6th March 2020

Politicians tend to get derided for making “U turns”, but when you are reversing the dismal legislation of your predecessors it should be applauded: welcome back onshore wind and solar in the UK! Company news Ikea slashes global emissions as business growth continues The world’s largest furniture retailer revealed in its latest sustainability report that … Read More

Hydrogen funding/hot rocks/extreme E & focus on regenerative agriculture

21st February 2020

The week where two of the world’s richest men throw their pocket money at their favourite causes. Not sure either has completely thought through the ramifications. Although the announcement by Jeff Bezos to give $10bn to fighting climate change is welcome, as Politico says (HERE) is he part of the solution or part of the … Read More

Grid stability / cement / plastic recycling / flow battery & focus on Concetrated Solar Power

31st January 2020

Theme for this week is how the energy transition juxtaposes traditional connections: jet fuel made from water, roads and schools made from plastics, even American muscle cars turning into electric SUV’s Company news Ørsted posts bumper earnings, eyes hydrogen investments Ørsted earnings for 2019 “exceeded expectations” with operating profit up 17 per cent to £1.99bn … Read More