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 – 24th August
- The UK Government has issued a report summarising the potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in support of net zero greenhouse gas emissions targets.
Wednesday – 26th August
- The chair of the Environment Audit Committee has written to the UK Government Business Secretary saying the UK is ahead on technology and understanding of a hydrogen economy but falling behind on national strategy.
- Briefly overnight, during the week’s storms, wind (onshore and offshore) set another record, providing 60% of UK electricity generation (13.5 GW).
Thursday – 27th August
- One of Scotland’s nuclear power stations, Hunterston, is to close in 2021, earlier than planned according to this Guardian article, due to safety concerns.
- Electric vehicles comprised 3% of new car registrations in 2019 and that number is believed to have tripled in the first half of 2020 according to this article.
Friday – 28th August
- The UK Government has launched a consultation into offshore renewable energy including 1. how projects could be funded, 2. how costs could be reduced, 3. how the environmental impacts can best be handled and 4. how UK supply chains could benefit.
- A glass manufacturer in Northern Ireland has converted fuel source from fuel oil to natural gas in order to reduce its carbon footprint and to have a more sustainable future.