Below is this week’s summary. It should be a one minute read relevant to UK energy with links to documents for those who wish to read more.
(Click a bullet point to open the relevant article)
Tuesday – 2nd July
- Auto-magazine article suggests move towards hydrogen for transport may be more successful than electric vehicles.
Thursday – 4th July
- According to this Bloomberg article, the falling cost of generating electricity by offshore wind means the next phase of development offshore UK will be free of subsidies.
- A first for UK Energy Trends weekly update, a piece in the Buxton Advertiser: Buxton in rural Derbyshire is home to the UK Government Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Research Centre. The article shows that they have begun testing for safety of use of hydrogen in distributed UK heating networks.
Friday – 5th July
- The rise and fall of UK gas prices: UK gas prices RISE due to changes in Norwegian production capacity.
- The rise and fall of UK gas prices: UK gas prices FALL due to changes in Norwegian production capacity.
Saturday – 6th July
- Coverage of implications for the UK target of ‘net-zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It quotes a cost of £20 to £70 billion per year based on government sources including the Committee for Climate Change and UK Chancellor. Document refers to ending dependence on fossil fuels but small-print from report shows continued need for natural gas to generate hydrogen.
Sunday – 7th July