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)
Monday – 29th July
- Beatrice offshore wind farm was opened this week. £2.4 billion cost makes it the biggest private capital investment project in Scotland and is 4th biggest wind farm in the world with a generating capacity of 0.6 Gigawatts.
Wednesday – 31st July
- UK has installed almost a gigawatt of offshore wind power generation during 2019 so far making it the leader in Europe.
Thursday – 1st August
- Carbon Brief has summarised 2018 BEIS annual UK energy report in a few good graphs including a graph which shows the energy mix from 1970 to 2018. Coal is vanishing from the mix. Energy from biomass is growing.
Friday – 2nd August
- A UK energy provider has been given a permanent exemption to UK Government’s energy price cap as it only provides energy from renewable sources. Price cap is £1254 but Good Energy company average cost is £1422.
- Cost of imported gas in liquid form continues to drop across Europe as new supplies from Russia, USA and others grow.
Sunday – 4th August