energy

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    Current | Flexibility demand to ‘gather pace’ as grid decarbonises

    More than 1.3GW of flexibility may be required across the UK’s electricity grid next year. Especially, as the country accelerates the transition to renewable energy. We predict that the dynamic service, which supports the network during faults, will need 636MW of flexibility by 2021. Distributed network operator (DNO) Western Power Distribution...

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    reNEWS | Survey reveals UK support for renewable energy tariffs

    Our latest research has revealed that 38% of UK consumers claim to have renewable energy tariffs for their homes. Additionally, just over half (51%) expect to choose these the next time they change tariff.  In partnership with Alpha Real Capital, the survey found 26% of respondents are prepared to pay...

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    Business Green | Energy white paper: The green economy reacts

    The government has today finally published its long-awaited Energy White Paper. It sets out the vision for building a zero emission energy system featuring ambitious plans to scale up renewables. Commenting on the government's release of the Energy White Paper, Gareth Miller, CEO of Cornwall Insight, said:  The Energy White Paper maps out the biggest change to the...

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    Current | Ten Point Plan reactions: A ‘vital step forward’, but does it go far enough?

    Late last night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson released his Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. The energy industry and its customers have desperately needed clarity on how the government intends to meet its net zero goal. The Prime Minister’s announcement lays the scene for some big industry changes, and...

  • Electrifying your fleet? We look at three battery electric vehicles

    We conducted research into the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) vehicle registration data. We found that Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in 2020 have already grown 76.1% on the whole of 2019. Katie Hickford, our Analyst said that during COVID-19 lockdown there has been a backlog of already ordered...

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    Greentech media | Why Aren’t Falling Renewables Costs Cutting European Energy Market Prices?

    Tom Edwards Senior Modelling Analyst shared his thoughts on renewables and why European power prices have yet to see a significant fall in Greentech Media. There are several reasons for this including renewables still account for a relatively small proportion of generation. Tom explains that there’s another, more important factor...

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    Daily Mail | As Scottish Power takes on 130,000 customers from failed energy supplier Tonik, we reveal how recent mergers in the sector have shaken up the ‘Big Six’

    Scottish Power took on 130,000 customers from failed supplier Tonik Energy last week, increasing its market share considerably.  Acquisitions and mergers have been the biggest form of supplier growth. With 10 instances of trade sale events in the domestic supply market since January 2019. Alongside this was also 10 exits through...

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    Daily Mail | Energy suppliers can claim ‘green’ credentials by paying just 93p a year per customer to renewable power stations

    Energy suppliers can claim to offer environmentally-friendly green tariffs by paying as little as 93p per customer per year to renewable power plants. Energy suppliers are able to claim that they are green if they generate their own renewable power; buy it from firms which do; or purchase 'renewable energy...

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    Energy Monitor | Investment flows vindicate EU climate policy

    Analysis of foreign direct renewable energy investment shows the EU accounting for a rapidly rising share of the global total. However, what particularly stands out is the extent to which Europe is attracting a greater proportion of investment. These numbers are certainly impressive, though not entirely surprising. Through its EU...

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    CNN Business | All 30 million British homes could be powered by offshore wind in 2030

    Britain just gave a huge vote of confidence in the ability of offshore wind power to lead the world's pivot away from fossil fuels. While offshore wind farms cost about twice as much to set up as onshore wind farms, they produce a lot more energy. That's because the wind turbines...

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    Renewable Energy Magazine | Electricity generation is transforming with net zero, but does power market design need to do the same?

    Issues around the current electricity market design acting as a barrier to investment are explored in our latest insight paper – The net zero paradox: Challenges of designing markets to bring forward low marginal cost resources. Inevitably, as we head closer towards a net zero economy, a significant proportion of the...

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    Smart Energy International | Acquisitions set to change non-domestic energy market landscape

    Our research into the non-domestic energy supply market share highlights a changing market share landscape due to recent acquisitions. When the E.ON UK and npower merger completes the rankings for larger suppliers in the electricity market will change significantly. npower’s merger with E.ON Group will lead to changes in larger...

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    Cornwall Insight responds to confirmation that Together Energy has acquired Bristol Energy’s residential customers and brand

    Commenting on the announcement that Bristol Energy’s customer base has been acquired by Together Energy, Ed Reed, Head of Training at Cornwall Insight, said:  “It is a turbulent time in the retail energy space at the moment, particularly for municipal backed licensed suppliers as this confirmation has come only days...

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    Energy Live News | UK energy demand ‘reaches pre-lockdown levels for the first time’

    There has been a gradual rise in energy demand back up towards 2019 levels since July. Our research attributes the rise in demand for a few reasons. This includes the relaxing of lockdown measures and businesses opening back up. As well as the warm weather spell causing higher demand for...

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    Smart Energy International | COVID-19 threatens GB smart meter rollout plans

    To address the COVID-19 pandemic, the GB government introduced social distancing measures on 15 March, before moving to a lockdown on 23 March. While Ofgem initially said that non-essential smart metering installations could continue, the rollout almost immediately ground to a halt, with the energy trade association Energy UK announcing...

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    Current | New BEIS forecasts show costs of renewables continues to fall

    Costs of deploying renewable electricity generators continue to fall. This is as new government statistics show dramatic cost reductions for solar and wind out to 2040. The Electricity Generation Costs document details forecasts for the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) across a number of electricity generation technologies. Tom Edwards, Senior...

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    GreenTech media | Europe’s Latest Supergrid Plan Could Slash Offshore Wind Transmission Costs

    Despite years of lobbying, a European supergrid remains a far-off prospect. And Daniel Atzori, a research partner at the energy consultancy Cornwall Insight, said the SuperNode idea might also be hard to get off the ground. The advantages of the SuperNode are that it adopts a holistic, pan-European and collective...

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    Insight energy | National Grid’s FES hydrogen focus could boost offshore wind deployment

    National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios (FES), published on July 27, showed hydrogen – for heating, transport and clean dispatchable thermal energy - playing a pivotal role in three* out of the four of its net zero scenarios: Steady progression (SP), Consumer Transformation (CT), System Transformation (ST) and Leading the Way...

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    The Guardian | Energy bills to be cut by £84 for 11m UK households

    The energy regulator has lowered winter energy bills for 15m UK homes by reducing its energy price cap to record lows after wholesale energy market prices tumbled during the coronavirus pandemic. The government has legislated that the cap should remain in place at least for 2020, and no later than...

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    reNEWS | Price cannibalisation ‘a threat to green energy growth’

    Price cannibalisation could become a barrier for future renewables deployment if no action is taken, Scottish Renewables’ onshore wind conference has heard. Price cannibalisation is the “depressive influence on the wholesale electricity price at times of high output from intermittent, weather-driven generation such as solar, onshore and offshore wind”, according...

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    The Guardian | 11m UK households in line for £100 savings on energy bills

    Home energy bills for 11m households could tumble by up to £100 a year from this winter. This is following a record low energy market prices during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to analysts. We are expecting to see a significant decrease to the default price cap in Ofgem’s announcement, with...

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    Energy Global | Hydrogen key for meeting net zero

    National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios (FES), published 27 July, showed hydrogen for heating, transport and clean dispatchable thermal energy playing a pivotal role in three out of the four of its net zero scenarios; Steady progression, Consumer Transformation, System Transformation and Leading the Way. The total energy input needed for...