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 – 30th November
- This article reports that 300 homes in eastern Scotland will take part in a trial as the first community in the world to be heated entirely by hydrogen generated from renewable energy.
Tuesday – 1st December
- UK Government, through the British Geological Survey and Coal Authority, has released information on heat in water in abandoned coal mines. UK industrial history means that a quarter of UK population lives above abandoned mine workings and this could be a resource for heating homes.
- The ‘Energy White Paper’ to be published by the UK Government, has been pushed back again but Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), says it will be published before end 2020.
Wednesday – 2nd December
- The UK Government is seeking applications from communities to host the prototype nuclear fusion electricity generation plant. The aim is to have the plant operational by 2040.
- The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching a study to ensure the fast-growing electric vehicle charging sector is working. This UK Government press release says that there are currently 20,000 charge-points across the UK, up from 1,100 in 2001 and this release quotes ‘range anxiety’ as an issue in uptake of EVs.
Friday – 4th December