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Does the grid need huge centralised power plants, like Britain’s Drax?
Britain will continue to need large, flexible power plants to balance the grid and meet peak demand, according to the chief executive of Drax, as reported by the Financial Times. Their view should c
Nine alternatives to the UK’s £3.8 bln capacity market
Britain has chosen to secure electricity supplies through a scheme which pays power plants to be available several years in advance, but falling prices suggest this capacity market may be overkill and
The brave new world of the autonomous car
I am clear that my 6 year old will not learn to drive. By the time she reaches the age when she can, she will either not want to drive or will not be allowed to drive. The car will become a mobile off
Leading markets beat security of supply fears over wind and solar
Leading global countries and regions are blowing past record levels of wind and solar power, using various actions to boost grid flexibility, and beat concerns over impacts on security of supply. T
Revisiting Peak Oil; entering the era of abundant oil
Rather than witnessing peak oil supply or oil scarcity, we are now seeing a flood of new oil supplies across the world. Rather than worrying about where all the oil we will need in the future is going
Can corporates replace public support for renewables in Europe?
A new, five-year power purchase agreement between Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell and a UK solar farm is an example of a corporate sector purchase of renewable power, but there is a long way to go befor