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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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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 UK energy lobby group changes direction

In what could be a very significant move the main energy lobby group in the UK (UK Energy) has changed direction on its renewables stance.  Up until now the lobby group which represents all the “big six” suppliers has been … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -power cuts

How close has the UK been to power cuts this week?  Pretty close seems to be the answer, or at least of it not power cuts then reducing the voltage so the lights dim.  First national grid told everyone to … Continue reading

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Interconnector-interconnections

This week the worlds longest interconnector has been announced between the UK and Norway.  (An interconnector is an international transmission line that connects two countries.)  In our book we looked at the problems that switching to renewable electricity on a … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- UK greenhouse emissions fell last year

          According to government statistics released this week UK greenhouse emissions fell last year by nearly 9%.  The reasons for this are; A mild winter in 2013/14 meant less gas use to heat our houses. Reduced … Continue reading

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A reply to Owen Patterson

Owen Patterson was until a recent government reshuffle the UK environment secretary, basically responsible for the non-energy side of the environment (food, farming, national parks, forests, etc) largely in England.  He reputedly was a holder of the post who did … Continue reading

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