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 – 30th September
- UK’s biggest energy provider Centrica has taken its first shipment of Liquid Natural Gas from Cheniere plant in Louisiana USA as part of a 20 year contract. Cargo will probably end up in France.
Tuesday – 1st October
- Guardian article covers plans for largest offshore UK wind farm with biggest turbines in the world to be built off the coast of Yorkshire, England by 2023. Turbines will have a 220m span.
- Financial Times shows the decline of coal in UK power generation being replaced by electricity from gas and renewable sources.
Wednesday – 2nd October
- Irish Government announces plans for an electricity interconnector with France: an import-export line to share wind power.
Thursday – 3rd October
- Nottinghamshire coal-fired power station was shut down today after providing power to millions of homes since 1968.
- Republic of Ireland is attempting to build a Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal, in part with EU funds according to a number of articles. Aim to import gas as LNG to meet current demand is facing opposition.
Friday – 4th October
- The Guardian has an article which considers ways to solve the problem of scarce charging infrastructure for electric vehicles including adapting the countries stock of 700,000 lamp-posts.