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 – 24th November
- UK Government has announced plans to double electricity generation from renewable sources in the next auction for Contract-for-Difference. CfD is the government’s primary method for supporting investment in renewable power generation.
Thursday – 26th November
- UK coal plants were brought back on-line this week to meet a shortfall in electricity generation from renewable sources due to the high pressure winter weather system.
- A group of energy providers has written to the UK Government to suggest carbon trading is a better way to reduce carbon emissions compared with a carbon tax. UK has been part of a EU carbon trading scheme since 2005.
- The UK Government and the offshore wind industry are investigating ways of overcoming challenges such as impact on air defence radar.
Friday – 27th November
- A UK Government committee (Public Accounts) has raised concerns over the cost of management of the country’s earliest 17 (“Magnox”) nuclear power stations.
Saturday – 28th November