Falling asleep at the wheel and the race for the next generation of automobile drivers
I gave a dinner speech some months back where in front of me was sitting the former Chairman of one of Europe’s leading automobile manufacturers. My talk was on the future of energy and one of the p
Europe’s offshore wind costs falling: but don’t get too excited!
(this blog was first published at IEEFA) Europe achieved its lowest yet bid for an offshore wind power project last week, in a German auction in the North Sea, which backs up a recent trend of cost
Learnings from the European utility mess
Utility businesses models across the world are increasingly under pressure from three forces: Decarbonisation, Decentralisation and Digitalization. These changes are so profound that they are calling
Uniper, Engie make further coal power write-downs in the Netherlands
(This blog was first published by IEEFA, here) Uniper last year halved its valuation of a brand new coal plant in the Netherlands, its year-end report indicates, taking a €100 million impairment
Are we seeing the end or the new beginnings of nuclear?
I was at a conference recently where a senior executive from the Russian nuclear company Rosatom gave a presentation on their two new 1.2GW third generation nuclear reactors in Kallingrad, the Russian
It’s time to tax carbon
It is clear to me that low carbon technologies such as solar and storage will become so cheap that they will enable a shift away from fossil fuels. In the coming years, we will see renewables increasi