Tag Archives: renewable energy

UK energy system post brexit

What is going to happen to the UK energy system post brexit?  There are a number of different areas that could be affected, some more than others. The first is that of the EU renewable energy targets.  The EU has … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage solutions

Nissan has this week announced that it has partnered with an American company to manufacture and market energy storage solutions.  These are lithium ion batteries made at its UK plant.  It will also use if the customer wants it second … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage

Energy storage gets talked about a lot at the moment.  When this subject is mentioned its almost always Li ion batteries.  There are other options for energy storage but these are tending to get forgotten about.  There is pumped storage … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – solar fuels

Bill Gates recently visited a lab developing solar fuels at Caltech.  Readers of this blog will know that I’m not a great fan of the so called hydrogen economy.  The problem with hydrogen is that has a very low energy … Continue reading

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Solar health

The NHS is in fine solar health or at least growing solar health.  My father is unwell and has been in and out of hospitals over the last month or so.  It been noticeable that both hospitals that have given … Continue reading

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Pacific renewables

Like the history of the first and second world wars in the Pacific, Pacific renewables and their energy story is somewhat obscure.  However, the problems faced by these Islands due to climate change and the attempts they are making is … 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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Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?

Does peak oil mean peak supply or demand?  This is the question raised by the latest BP energy outlook.  BP see oil demand still growing in 2035 despite an enormous increase in the numbers of electric cars.  BP have a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week “clean energy” hits 50%

In the last quarter for which there is any data clean energy hit 50%.  This was largely due to renewables especially wind and solar and the total clean energy output was about 5% higher than Q3 last year.  This is … Continue reading

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Solar is not quite dead.

Solar is not quite dead in the UK.  Admittedly the installation figures in Q3 at 85Mwp were the lowest for some years.  But there are some encouragements from the data.  First of all most of the installations were on private … Continue reading

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