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 – 21st September
- At a UK ministerial speech, the presenter announced that ” .. the growth of renewables and a strong carbon price have cut coal’s share of electricity generation from 40% in 2012 to only 2% last year”.
Thursday – 24th September
- During a United Nations meeting on 22nd September, China’s president announced that the country aims to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2060.
- During a United Nations meeting on 22nd September, the UK Prime Minister stressed his support for offshore wind power generation. He is quoted as saying this is a technology that he “barely believed was possible but I am now a complete evangelist for”. He also expressed support for hydrogen in the transport sector and said “nuclear has to be part of the mix”.
Friday – 25th September
- UK Government figures show renewables rose by 10% of UK electricity in Q2 2020 compared with the same period in the previous year.
- China Liquid Natural Gas imports increased during the period of January to July of 2020 compared with the same period in any previous year in response to economic recovery.
Sunday – 27th September