Pixie Chart of the week | Decarbonisation means lower gas consumption?

This Pixie Chart of the week compares the source of heating fuels from four European nations with the UK. Each country has a different starting point, challenges and opportunities based on their fuel use and social and economic factors. However, they are all still looking to significantly decarbonise over the next three decades.

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GB energy demand is predicted to rise 123% due to electrification

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Australian Chart of the week | A view of captured prices by technology in New South Wales

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Chart of the week | Green recovery in Italy?

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Low carbon generation

Australian Chart of the week | NEM wind generation: Do birds of a feather flock together?

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Net zero corporates and ESG

Chart of the week | A busy policy schedule for the coming year

On 25 February, Cornwall Insight hosted its first Net Zero Business Forum of the year. The Net Zero Business Forum provides insight and analysis for businesses and public sector organisations looking to decarbonise their power, heat and transport needs. This online bi-monthly forum keeps members up to date with the...

Low carbon generation

Australian Chart of the week | Slow is smooth and smooth is fast for the NEM transition

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Low carbon generation

Australian Chart of the week | To the left, to the left; is Liddell irreplaceable through the day?

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