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 – 5th October
- The UK cement industry says it needs “robust financial support” for carbon capture and storage so that the domestic industry can meet net zero emissions requirements.
Tuesday – 6th October
- UK Prime Minister announced aims to generate “more than enough” electricity from offshore wind to power every home by 2030.
- The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has said “We see hydrogen as a really important part of the mix”.
Wednesday – 7th October
- UK energy minister has announced ambition to lead the world in power generation using floating wind turbines.
- UK Government is considering a £2 billion fund to support development of 16 ‘mini’ nuclear power generation sites by 2050.
Thursday – 8th October
- A report from The Royal Society suggests that, as renewable capacity grows, in future, when renewable generation is high, nuclear power could switch to generating heat rather than electricity. Heat could be used to generate hydrogen or provide district heating among a number of options.
- This article challenges subsidies for large-scale electricity generation from wood pellets and claims the UK generates over 20% of global bioenergy electricity.
Sunday – 11th October