Electricity under lockdown: cheaper, cleaner, but harder to control

The latest Drax Electric Insights report shows the impact lockdown had on our electricity system. The report, conducted via Imperial Consultants, by academics from Imperial College London, is an independent analysis of Great Britain’s electricity system during the second quarter of 2020.

David Gilbey

Meet the energy expert, David Gilbey

UK Government to review offshore oil and gas licensing regime

The review looks to ensure the government has the necessary information to plan for continued oil and gas production in a manner ‘aligned with tackling climate change’

Renewables made up 57% of new capacity in US during first half of 2020

There were no new capacity additions from oil, nuclear power or geothermal energy across the country during the timeframe

Balfour Beatty confirms exit from gas and water markets

The company said the gas market is no longer considered viable to the group ‘because of the unfavourable working capital and onerous terms and conditions’

Chevron to power oil and gas operation with 500MW renewables

The projects will power Chevron’s operations in the US Permian Basin, Argentina, Kazakhstan and Western Australia

Higher and higher – the continuing effects of carbon’s rise

Carbon is continuing to create waves in the markets by defying expectations and hitting new contract highs.

New $350m bond supports Hong Kong’s low carbon transition

The funds raised will be used to finance the construction of an offshore Liquefied Natural Gas receiving terminal in Hong Kong

Gas gone with the wind! Irish wind energy beats gas for the first time

Wind provided almost half of Ireland’s power in the first quarter, according to a new report

Green gas
Three new biomethane plants on track to send green ‘gas-from-trash’ into Cadent’s network

The firm suggests increasing the use of biomethane sourced from food, farm, human and other wastes is ‘widely recognised as a key stage in Britain’s journey to net zero’