France

  • Heat networks

    Heat pumps and peak power demand in North-West Europe in 2030

    In March Cornwall Insight launched its new Energy Spectrum Europe publication in collaboration with the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). Below is an extract of our Energy Perspective article from our latest issue, written by Nils Namockel from EWI.  Heat pumps powered by green electricity...

  • Low carbon generation

    Analyse thy neighbour: Interconnectors and their importance to future power prices

    Whilst we build towards 2021 and post-Brexit energy markets, focus has been applied to how we in GB strive towards net zero ambitions with a more independent policy agenda. However, regardless of future trading arrangements, interconnectors with EU nations will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power...

  • Low carbon generation

    Editor’s Pick | Jump start: accelerating net zero commitments

    With the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting having just taken place on 21-24 January, there has been increased focus on global sustainability. In this Perspective, we take stock of the countries and companies that are accelerating net zero commitments a decade or more ahead of the widely held 2050...

  • Low carbon generation

    Wholesale gas and electricity prices surge amid perfect storm of adverse news

    Wholesale energy prices in the GB market and across Europe rose sharply on Tuesday amid a series of adverse developments affecting production and flows across the Continent. In France, news emerged of problems with components to a key supplier of equipment to EDF’s reactors, raising concerns over shutdowns to address...

  • Low carbon generation

    Go with the flow: Estimating Celtic Interconnector use

    Last week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and French President Emmanuel Macron signed a letter affirming plans to build a new 700MW Celtic Interconnector. With the increasing penetration of renewable generation across Europe, discussion of the viability and benefits of interconnectors is also rising. In Ireland, just one interconnector is currently in...