hydrogen

  • Power and gas networks

    Green hydrogen is “essential” for the UK to achieve net zero

    Today, we released the latest copy of our Energy net zero. The publication takes an in-depth look at the UK's transition to a low carbon economy. The below article analyses the UK landscape for hydrogen and how it is "essential" to achieve its climate goals. The article was originally published in the...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    How nuclear energy can help the UK reach its net zero goals

    This article was originally written in Energy Spectrum on 21 March 2021. To find out more about a subscription to Energy Spectrum, please contact Nick on n.palmer@cornwall-insight.com. There are several challenges to reaching net zero, where its proponents believe nuclear could add value. Some of tomorrow’s main issues concern: How to provide low...

  • Regulation and policy

    Ofgem “hands-on” in RIIO-2 as net zero route unfolds

    During the next round of the RIIO price controls, Ofgem can be expected to take a more hands-on approach to outputs the networks are required to provide and the allowed revenues they can charge their users or consumers. This will have impacts for network development including the enabling of electric...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    The PM’s 10-point plan

    Late yesterday evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out his much-trailed 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution. In the plan, he announced a series of new funding and ambition announcements covering transport, hydrogen, energy efficiency, carbon capture, offshore wind, nuclear and green finance. Transport For transport, the PM announced long-term...

  • Power and gas networks

    Understanding the backdrop of the UK hydrogen economy

    We are delighted to publish our research note on the hydrogen sector: 'Understanding the backdrop of the UK hydrogen economy'. Serving as a primer for our upcoming series of hydrogen insight papers, we chart the UK’s progress in developing a hydrogen industry. In our paper, we cover essential developments in...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Editor’s Pick | Regen assesses decarbonised heat market stimuli and pathways

    Regen, in association with Wales and West Utilities, has published a research paper exploring the challenge of decarbonising heat in the UK. The Decarbonisation of Heat paper was published on 9 March. Problem In comparison to other European markets, the UK is still highly dependent on natural gas to provide heat...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Energy policy: a growing schism between Scotland and the UK

    Scottish Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes announced the Scottish Budget 2020-21 in a statement on 6 February. This revealed a significant package of funding to accelerate Scotland’s transition to a net zero economy. With the UK Budget due to be announced on 11 March, the Scottish government has presented tax...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Editor’s Pick Ireland | Do all roads lead to hydrogen?

    This article was originally published on 12 November 2019 in Energy Spectrum Ireland.  On 3 October, Hydrogen Mobility Ireland published its report: A Hydrogen Roadmap for Irish Transport, 2020-2030, which outlines how government and policy makers can facilitate the uptake of hydrogen fuelled vehicles. Hydrogen is viewed as the cleanest fuel...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Hy-way: A hydrogen roadmap for Irish transport

    The Hydrogen Mobility Ireland consortium, formed to develop and oversee an implementation strategy to introduce the use of hydrogen for mobility in Ireland, published its vision A Hydrogen Roadmap for Irish Transport, 2020-2030 in October. In this week's blog, we examine the key findings of the report, including the policies needed...

  • Low carbon generation

    Does net zero mean zero gas?

    The electricity industry has been experiencing fundamental change for the past decade, during which time structural changes to the gas industry have been rather more limited. However, this will have to change in the coming years as the move towards net zero sees decarbonisation intensify. Few would dispute that the...

  • Energy storage and flexibility

    Tomorrow’s energy today

    EirGrid published its bi-annual Tomorrow's Energy Scenarios 2019 consultation on 28 June, outlining scenarios for the future development of Ireland’s electricity future, over a 20-year timeframe. It maps out three scenarios intended to outline a range of credible pathways to the renewable energy transition, and what these would mean for the transmission system...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    In this month’s Energy:2030

    In this month's Energy:2030 In the fifth edition of Energy:2030 we summarise some key learnings from an excellent new book edited by our collaborator Fereidoon Sioshansi of Menlo Energy Economics, titled Innovation and Disruption at the Grid’s Edge. The book, which delves into how distributed energy resources are disrupting the utility...

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