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 – 16th September
- BBC News Business Editor Simon Jack has authored a comprehensive summary of UK energy and path towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
Tuesday – 17th September
- Flaring natural gas is increasing. Russia, USA, Iraq and Iran alone burned 70 billion cubic metres in 2018 according to this report (UK used about 80 bcm in 2018).
Thursday – 19th September
- Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos has announced a plan for the company which delivers 10 billion parcels per year to be net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
Friday – 20th September
- Latest auction for UK offshore wind has seen a further drop in bids meaning that electricity generation from offshore wind will be produced without subsidy unless cost of electricity drops below bid levels of around £40 per megawatt hour (By comparison, Hinkly C nuclear plant has a guaranteed price of £92 per MWH).
- Once again the Orkney Islands lead the way as a demonstrator project for a small aeroplane powered by hydrogen fuel cells is announced by UK Transport Minister at Cranfield University which has a long history in aviation research and development.