(Click a bullet point to open the relevant article)
Monday – 4th March
- Article makes the case for combination of demand-side response, gas power and European interconnectors meaning we can rely on power supply during periods of high demand and low output from renewable sources.
- Another article on the continuing drop in UK CO2 emissions since 2008. This one in the Guardian quoting Carbon Brief as the move away from coal being the cause.
Wednesday – 6th March
Thursday – 7th March
- The UK has launched the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030.
- As some western nations aim to move away from natural gas in homes, International Energy Agency predicts almost doubling of global demand between 2010 and 2050.
Friday – 8th March
- On international Women’s Day, first female head of UK Coal Authority speaks and introduces a team of women working with her.
- After 12 months off-line, Hunterston B is seeking permission to restart in the near future after inspection of cracks in reactor.