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 – 29th October
- German energy demand will drop to a 40 year low due to increased efficiency and shift in economy from manufacturing.
Thursday – 31st October
- Article proposes that UK power from wind will be less expensive than from nuclear power and that the high cost of nuclear power comes from the cost of private capital.
- Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has opened a Centre of Excellence seeking solutions for floating wind turbines to work in deeper seas. Funding comes from Scottish and Welsh governments and seeks funding from industry.
Saturday – 2nd November
- UK Government has announced it will no longer support onshore shale gas exploration unless it can be demonstrated in advance that it will not cause seismic events similar to those in NW England in August.
- UK Government has announced it will not intervene in approved plans to open a mine in Cumbria to provide coal for steel. It will be the only deep coal-mine in UK.
- Head of the United Nations has warned governments of Asian countries about the threat to climate change from coal-sourced energy after a report shows 250 million people in the area are at risk of flooding.
Sunday – 3rd November