Why my daughter will never learn to drive a car…
When I told my five-year-old daughter that I was buying an electric car, she was to say the least excited. But this excitement turned to huge disappointment when she realised that there was no inter
Can UK power market reform replace the capacity market?
Last week, Britain held its biggest auction yet for electricity generating capacity, under a multi-billion-pound scheme whose stated aim is to increase investment in new, flexible generation, and so h
Were we spot on, in our 2016 energy predictions?
Looking backwards is a good place to start before you look forward. It helps to contextualise and understand the current situation, and perhaps get a better forecast this year! At the start of 2016, w
Don’t worry, be sunny! how and why solar is revolutionising our energy world
When we talk about energy today the first thing that most people think of is oil, then maybe coal and gas. Increasingly people are however mentioning solar which should not be a surprise given that ne
Tesla and iPhone Moment
On March 31st 2016, Elon Musk the CEO and founder of Tesla announced the 2017 launch of a $35,000 Model 3 electric car with a range of 345km per and Porsche like performance with acceleration of below
The coming of hybrid ultracapacitor and lithium-ion systems
There is a lot of hype in and around energy storage and in particular around lithium-ion batteries which are becoming more widespread thanks to their increasing use in consumer goods and electric and