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Uruguay shows how a flexible grid drives renewables growth
Dramatic growth in variable renewable power market share in Uruguay shows what is possible with strong cross-border interconnection and a flexible grid. Wind and solar power are variable, and as su
The case for nationalising energy
It was with great interest that I read Jeremy Corbyn’s, (the leader of the UK’s opposition) recent speech to the Alternative Models of Ownership Conference. Much of his speech was about the Labour
The Bosch Solar complex and why they and others should not be comparing the battery industry to solar
Bosch was one of the first global industrial players to actively invest into solar. They saw the huge growth opportunity. They bought some very interesting businesses such as Ersol, Aleo Solar and Joh
The coming of the platform business in energy
What platforms like Amazon, WhatsApp, Spotify and Facebook have taught over the last years is that size matters and that once such a business reaches a certain scale, they produce customer benefits th
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