Rising non-commodity costs and resilience concerns make batteries more attractive for big users, says energy consultant Dominic Whittome
Sharon Darcy argues that the regulatory framework for all energy network companies should include an explicit low-carbon incentive, and concludes that a qualitative approach with a quantitative element may be the best option at this point
Cadent’s HyNet project to inject hydrogen into the gas grid in the north-west is ambitious and exciting. It also encapsulates some of the major tradeoffs facing us as we try to decarbonise our fossil-based heat and transport infrastructure.
May has been a tough month for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, hit by reports from three separate organisations that found severe failings in its delivery – not just of important support schemes such as the Renewable H
Irish grid operator EirGrid’s profits fell last year – down from €7.9 million to €3.4 million before tax – because of a three-month unplanned outage of the East-West Interconnector between the UK and Ireland.
BEIS has announced a “sector deal” for the artificial intelligence (AI) sector, hoping to make the UK a centre for technology startups and data-driven industries.
The government should provide more support for power-to-gas technology and use the gas grid for energy storage in the form of hydrogen, according to a report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Gas network company Cadent has announced ambitious plans to begin sourcing and using hydrogen as a replacement for natural gas.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan is set to launch a tender for a new energy company to supply Londoners.
Lord Teverson, chair of the European Union Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, has asked for urgent reassurance from the government that it will be able to take responsibility for the UK’s nuclear safeguards from 30 March next year when the UK i