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 – 9th December
- On Sunday 8th December, offshore and onshore wind, contributed a record 16 GW, 43%, of UK power generation. Electricity generation exceeded demand in the middle of the night meaning some customers, on smart systems, were paid to use electricity, for example, to wash laundry.
Tuesday – 10th December
- DRAX in Yorkshire is aiming to be the first carbon-negative power station by 2030 based on burning wood pellets from ‘responsibly managed working forests’ around the world.
- A Canadian company has announced plans for major investment in UK solar power generation without subsidies due to reduction in cost.
Wednesday – 11th December
- The Commission to the European Parliament has published plans for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Thursday – 12th December
- The gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is approaching completion but may not be complete ahead of US sanctions against the project. Germany is the biggest importer of natural gas in the world and connected to the rest of Europe.
Friday – 13th December