Will Germany continue to obstruct pollution limits on coal power?
By opposing stiffer European pollutions limits for coal and lignite power, in an EU vote two weeks ago, Germany reinforced a contradiction between the country’s generous support for renewable power
The critical role of EVs in driving both energy storage and renewables
Probably the biggest advantage that fossil fuels have over renewable energy resources is that they are easy to store. Over the last 150 years, we have spent massive amount of money building out that s
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!
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 reductions. Germany held its first so-ca
Learning 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