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 – 4th May
- Article in The Independent reports that electric vehicle and battery supplier, Tesla, has submitted an application to generate electricity in the UK.
Wednesday – 6th May
- Article describes the ‘All Energy Conference’ scheduled to take place in the coming week in Glasgow has been postponed but there will be panel sessions accessible across the internet this week.
- EDF and National Grid are in talks to consider a reduction in power generation from Sizewell B nuclear plant in order to balance grid supply and demand in light of a reduction in recent demand.
- Article from DroneLife predicts use of hydrogen fuel cells for drones which need a light power supply to last longer, enabling longer flights and goods delivery.
- The Head of UK Energy Networks Association says, in an interview, that hydrogen in the heating network is critical to achieving net zero emissions. This is laid out in their ‘Gas Goes Green’ project.
Thursday – 7th May
- UK Government poll which has been taken regularly since 2012 shows 82% of those polled support renewable energy with 2% opposing it.
Friday – 8th May
- Widely reported at local level, this article covers the announcement from Energy Action Today, based on recent UK Government figures, that just over 10% of English households are living with fuel poverty and claims 10,000 people die each year as a direct result of their home being cold.
- In 2019 UK set a record of 18 days generating electricity without using coal. This week that record reached 28 days.
Sunday – 10th May