Tag Archives: renewables

Energy use and stuff

Energy use and stuff, what’s the correlation?  Quite a lot as we put in our book.  Our editor didn’t like the use of the word “stuff”.  He thought it was not descriptive enough.  The problem is  we all know what we … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – banning gas boilers

Banning gas boilers and gas cookers from 2025 is the suggestion UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has just made.  It has suggested using low carbon energy sources instead and not even connecting he houses to the gas grid.   … Continue reading

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Renewable energy investment

Somewhere recently I read that renewable energy investment had stalled and according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) this is true.  Overall energy investment declined (which is in itself surprising).  By 2% in real terms.  But … Continue reading

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Big data energy bill

Big data energy bill.  The amount of energy the internet is responsible for is increasing.  This is a hidden amount of energy that we do not think about.  In 2009 someone claimed that each google search produced 7g of CO2.  … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – cost of energy review

The energy economist Dieter Helm was asked to lead a “cost of energy review” for the government.  This has just been published.  His terms of reference were to work out ways of decarbonising the energy system whilst having cheap energy.   … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- solar power stormin

Solar power is stormin.  So say  the international energy agency this week.  Its now the fastest growing energy source. Its growth will be the fastest of any energy source up until 2022. Recent growth of solar power has been faster … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – UK grid is the cleanest ever

UK grid is the cleanest ever.  That’s the news this week.  Thanks to massive amounts of new renewable energy this summer’s electricity had the lowest carbon intensity ever.  Records continue to be broken.  On May 31st solar power reached an … Continue reading

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Big oil is it losing out?

Big oil is it losing out on our renewables future?  This is the question that Oil and Gas experts Wood McKenzie are asking in a new report.  Demand for wind and solar are rising much faster than oil demand (see … Continue reading

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Sunny Scotland

May led to a sunny Scotland according to the WWF.  So much so that they reckon that Renewable energy records were broken here (with the help of windpower).  WWF think that those with PV systems in all the major Scottish … Continue reading

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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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