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Forget new build, just use what you have got

DOMINIC MACLAINE News this month that EDF Energy has been granted life extensions for its nuclear plant prompts an interesting question – are we entering a period of utilising existing power plant rather than...

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Is it time to bite the bullet?

Dominic Maclaine Sometimes the thing that distracts you the most is something inconsequential like a buzzing fly or in the case of energy, smart metering. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) assertion that smart...

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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,...

What is UK Energy Policy For?  Fossil Fuel Support and Policy Contradictions 0

What is UK Energy Policy For? Fossil Fuel Support and Policy Contradictions

Catherine Butler, Caroline Kuzemko and Bridget Woodman – University of Exeter Those of us interested in climate change mitigation like to think that UK energy policy is about making sure that our energy system...

Share, improve, save and inspire – Go LEEN! 0

Share, improve, save and inspire – Go LEEN!

Living a ‘lean’ lifestyle is the latest fashion for many. This way of living is all about being healthy and active: drinking green smoothies for breakfast, eating like our hunter-gatherer ancestors by following the...