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 – 15th March
- BBC is reporting on research into generation of aircraft fuel from food waste. The article quotes figures of 21 billion gallons of jet fuel per year used for US alone with demand expected to double by 2050.
- UK Government is considering the future of licensing for offshore oil and gas exploration including a temporary pause and no further licensing at some point in the future.
Wednesday – 17th March
- UK Government has announced £1 billion funding to cut emissions from industry, schools, hospitals and public buildings.
- An area in SW Scotland has expressed an interest in acting as host for a new nuclear plant using fusion technology.
Thursday – 18th March
- UK Government has announced a reduction in the grant available for private purchase of electric vehicles from £3000 to £2500 and going forward it will only apply to vehicles costing less than £35000.
- A BP led group has announced plans for a hydrogen plant in Teesside (NE England) aiming to produce 1 GW by 2030.
Saturday – 20th March