Glad to see the post about the boom in renewables, below. I hope that the UK will join in, although messages are mixed currently. A good example being that we criticise the President of DR Congo for issuing licenses to drill for oil in peatlands and then issue plenty of our own in the North … Read More
private wire/BECCS/landfills/the Arctic & focus on nuclear fusion
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
IPCC/UK Energy Security/EV Strategy/regenerative agriculture/fusion & focus on carbon dioxide removal
Two biggies this week: The IPCC 6th assessment report and the UK Government Energy Security Strategy. The former has been applauded for not mincing words and stating categorically that net zero will need direct carbon capture (DCR) as well as renewables. As I show in the focus, that is going to be a hard ask The … Read More
CfD/fracking/plumbers/nuclear/methane/fusion & focus on BP, friend or foe?
Two significant news items from the UK this week: the increase in frequency in CfD auctions and the proposals to reform the Solvency II rules which could allow insurance companies to roll out considerably more clean infrastructure investment. Company news SSE ramps up Net Zero Acceleration Programme with new carbon targetsSSE has today announced an … Read More