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 – 14th July
- UK Government document announces plans to change planning laws in favour of bigger batteries to store power generated from renewable sources, perhaps trebling capacity and creating so-called ‘green-collar’ jobs.
Thursday – 16th July
- Plans have been approved for SSE to lay an electricity export cable from Shetland to the mainland providing the regulator has confidence that a large-scale wind farm will go ahead at Shetland. The Viking Energy project proposes to build the largest onshore wind farm comprising 103 turbines.
- The UK Prime Minister has reiterated support for nuclear power as a critical part of policy to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
- Shell Energy Retail has launched a test tariff to reduce energy bills for customers with domestic solar power and batteries. The tariff will create energy bill credits in summer to be applied during winter.
Friday – 17th July
- A Think Tank has proposed diverting more than 27 tonnes of ‘residual’ (non-recyclable) waste per year to heat generation.
- A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between a company manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles and the Welsh Government to site the factory in Wales.
Sunday – 19th July