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One thing we have learnt this week – which source of power is cheapest?

Which source of power is cheapest?  That question was raised this week when the green MP Caroline Lucas claimed onshore wind (which is effectively banned in England) was the cheapest source of electricity.  This got the BBC’s fact check to … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Polish coal

UK insurer Aviva has criticised this week for pouring money into Polish coal this week and undermining the fight against climate change.  We tend to think of King coal as been if not dead at least on its way out … Continue reading

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global climate emissions set to increase

Global climate emissions are set to increase this year by 2%.  This is an unexpected, unwelcome surprise and is thought to be due to China.  EU and other developed country emissions have dropped, but by less than was expected.  The … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – pollution affects economic growth

This week there has been a first, a government admits pollution affects economic growth.  The Chinese government has stated that economic growth is going to be lower (only about 6%- although in reality its probably much lower than this).  One … Continue reading

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Australian power cuts

Australian power cuts have led the Australian government to reach completely the wrong conclusions about the Australian energy system.  I would hazard a guess that they are deliberately misleading conclusions based on ideology rather than fact. The Australian electricity system … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -Paris climate change agreement is now passed

The Paris climate change agreement is now in force.  After more than 30 years of talking now is the time for action.  I was amazed to think that it is nearly a year since and some others cycled to Paris … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – renewables capacity soars

A whole heap of reports have come out over the last week suggesting renewables capacity is soaring.  The International Energy Agency have said that renewables made over half of all capacity added in 2015 – a first.  China and the … Continue reading

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BP data

Its that time of year when the BP data in their statistical energy review comes out.  This blog covers some the main things that stood out for me in the 2016 BP data. 1) oil reserves show a fall, this … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Power to the people

Power to the people- not the cry of “Citizen Smith” (look it up), but a programme on BBC4 this week following SSE energy over a year.  Scottish and Southern Energy is one of the “big six”, its ex now retired … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -WEO 2015

As we fast approach Paris COP21 (which yours truly is cycling to with TEARFUND) the latest IEA WEO 2015 is out.  Is peak oil going to mean low oil prices and not high ones?  This is one of the suggestions … Continue reading

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