Category: Fossil Fuels

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Decarbonising heat – 10 policy steps to drive a low carbon heat market

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 21 March 2019 Optimism versus realism As a natural optimist, I seriously hope that much of the UK’s heat decarbonisation problem can be solved by technological and social...

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Is the ‘peak heat’ issue all it’s made out to be?

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group If the UK’s Climate Change Act target of an 80% reduction on 1990 emissions levels by 2050 is to be met, it’s generally believed that space and hot...

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Why Norway may open up spectacular Lofoten archipelago to oil and gas firms

At the start of each year, Norway hands out new licences for offshore oil and gas development. Typically, these “Awards in Predefined Areas” (APA) receive little coverage outside of the specialist media. But this...

Looming election fuels blogosphere chatter 0

Looming election fuels blogosphere chatter

With a General Election imminent there has been a sharp rise in internet chatter on energy – viz. the low wholesale price plus the  high level of domestic prices and the massive margins that...

An unhappy New Year for the UK shale revolution 0

An unhappy New Year for the UK shale revolution

The UK shale industry has endured a tough time in recent years, even though there is not yet an industry to speak of. A seemingly endless stream of negative press spiked with mass coverage...

Bill Payer, Tax Payer and Tax Break subsidised energy 0

Bill Payer, Tax Payer and Tax Break subsidised energy

Energy Minister Michael Fallon says that if the Conservatives win the next generation they will no longer subsidise new onshore wind-farms, saying “… we now have enough bill payer-funded onshore wind in the pipeline...

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