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 – 11th November
- Swedish Car Manufacturer Volvo is offering to cover the cost of the first 12 months of electricity to charge the vehicle for customers buying one of its hybrid models. The company states that this is to encourage the habit of charging as much as possible.
- Telegraph article shows 28 UK energy providers went bust during 18 months, 2018 and first half of 2019.
Tuesday – 12th November
- Isle of Grain liquid natural gas (LNG) plant in SE England is considering expansion of its importation capacity to meet growing UK demand.
- This article covers findings of a US pressure group which considers EU position of biomass in electricity generation as not being sustainable or considered as renewable.
Wednesday – 13th November
- Article considers pros and cons of carbon capture including the use of carbon dioxide to produce plastic.
- After the longest wind turbine blade in the world was brought to the UK for testing, now the most powerful turbine in the world has arrived in NE England.
Thursday – 14th November
- Article in trade publication Power Technology suggests five actions for UK to reach net-zero by 2050: 1. Reduce reliance on north sea oil 2. Overturn the onshore wind ban 3. Re-introduce solar subsidies 4. Commit to technologically advanced nuclear projects 5. Invest in tidal and wave power.
- Isle of Grain Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminal delivered a European record level of imported gas into the UK grid this week. Volume constituted a quarter of UK total gas demand.
Friday – 15th November
- SW England manufacturer has produced its first ‘hydrogen-ready’ heating boiler. Boiler will use natural gas but is capable of providing central heating using hydrogen also.