Energy prices return to more normal seasonal prices, but two world’s collide in carbon

Energy prices return to more normal seasonal prices, but two world’s collide in carbon

Ofgem calls for independent body to run the electricity system

The energy regulator claims the new body could save consumers as much as £4.8 billion between 2022 and 2050

Global floating wind capacity ‘to grow 2,000-fold by 2050’

A new study predicts installed capacity of floating wind will soar from its current level of 100MW to as much as 250GW by mid-century

Government launches search for locations to home prototype fusion energy plant

The Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production project is targeted for completion by 2040 and will be delivered through the UK Atomic Energy Authority

Solar microgrid ‘to cut Cambodian island’s diesel use by more than 600,000 litres per year’

Total Solar Distributed Generation, in partnership with Canopy Power, is building the infrastructure on the remote island of Koh Rong Sanloem

US invests $16m to develop ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbine use

Projects will also develop new manufacturing processes that ensure turbine blades can withstand the extreme operating environments commonly found in natural gas turbines in both the aviation and power generation sectors

Nearly 30 US states see renewables generate more power than either coal or nuclear

Nationwide, renewables accounted for 20.8% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2020, ahead of 19.4% from nuclear and 18.4% from coal

Heating homes with wind power could offer £26m in benefits for consumers

A new report notes up to 540GWh of wind power could be absorbed by domestic heating across off-gas grid Scotland in 2030, saving £24 million per year in wind constraint payments

‘Unusual lull’ in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning

The Electricity System Operator says low levels of wind, generational outages and the balance of imports and exports are to blame for the impending power shortage

‘UK could become net exporter of electricity by 2040s’

A new report suggests this is a likely scenario regardless of what trade agreements are brokered post-Brexit