Category: Renewable Energy

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State of the Energy Union: we need clear targets & effective governance

State of the Energy Union Review Highlights the Need for Clear Targets and Effective Governance on the EU and Member State Level This blog links to a more detailed working paper: A Comparison of the...

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Pulling wool over your eyes

Dom Maclaine, 20th October 2015 The public smacking that the United Nation (UN) gave the UK over cutting renewable subsidies does seem to be a last ditch attempt to save solar power in the...

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Rudd’s ‘magic money tree’ risks undermining investments in a low carbon economy

Bridget Woodman Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference was enlightening in many ways. Apart from anything else, it was the first time since the her appointment as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,...

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Energy and Corbynomics

Many column inches have been used up discussing what Jeremy Corbyn stands for, and whether he would be a disaster for the Labour Party. With respect to energy, what seems to have caught the...

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Auctions – The myth of market forces

Oscar Fitch-Roy The renewable-energy industry’s attitude towards auctions has gradually shifted from outright resistance to grudging acceptance.But love them or loathe them, renewable-energy auctions are here to stay. Auction-based systems, also known as tenders,...

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A Long and Tortuous Road

Dominic Maclaine It has taken a long time coming. Twenty or so years ago being Green was seen as the remit of a very vocal few such as Greenpeace or Friends of the Earth....

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UK Joins Growing List of Countries Producing more Power from Renewables than Nuclear

Antony Froggatt During 2014 electricity production from renewables grew by 20%, to provide a total of 64.4 TWh ( 19.2% of total electricity generation). For the first time renewables provided more electricity than nuclear...

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UK Out of Step with Global Nuclear Trends

As we wait for the European Commission to rule of the justification of the proposed subsidies for the construction of the Hinkley Point C power nuclear power plant in Somerset it is worth reflecting...

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