‘Wales should use Swansea region as low carbon pathfinder’

The Institute Of Welsh Affairs (IWA) says this would help demonstrate the practical steps needed to maximise the potential of renewable energy across the country

‘Asian oil and gas to boom by 2025’

New projects are expected to contribute around 518 thousand barrels per day to global oil production

Distributed energy ‘could save UK almost £1bn’

Distributed energy solutions could achieve almost £1 billion worth of energy savings each year. That’s the verdict from Centrica, which suggests wider adoption of these technologies could also deliver an £18.5 billion boost to the country’s overall economic growth. The energy firm analysed the potential role of solutions like battery storage, onsite generation and energy […]

Energy storage market ‘to double six times by 2030’

The global market for energy storage technologies will double six times between 2016 and 2030. That’s the prediction made in a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which suggests the sector’s total capacity will rise to a total of 125 gigawatts or 305 gigawatt-hours. It likens the estimated trajectory with the boom witnessed […]

CBI calls for government to boost energy businesses

Business leaders need a stable, pro-enterprise environment to fuel investment, innovation and competition in the energy sector. The CBI says this will play an essential role in helping the UK grow out of austerity. The industry organisation suggests the government should step up support for low carbon investments by setting a clear and regular pipeline […]

Policy instability ‘slowing UK renewable growth’

Growth in the renewable energy sector is slowing down as a result of policy instability. That’s according to a new report from the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which suggests the industry’s turnover growth in 2016 was 3.5% lower than the previous year at £17.4 billion. This is down on the average figure of around 6% observed each year since 2012. […]

US backtrack on clean power laws ‘could cost $52bn’

The US could miss out on $52 billion (£40.8bn) and 560,000 new jobs by 2030 if it successfully backtracks on its Clean Power Plan (CPP). That’s according to a new report from business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), which also shows incremental energy efficiency savings through the plan could reduce annual average household electricity bills by 7%. […]

Hungary’s energy efforts ‘strong but more competition needed’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has praised Hungary’s efforts and highlighted the need for more competition in the sector. The country’s National Energy Strategy to 2030 aims to ensure a sustainable and secure energy sector while supporting the competitiveness of the economy. The IEA says it was successful in developing wholesale markets for gas and […]

EU’s emissions in 2015 rose after five years

The EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2015 for the first time since 2010. According to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the 0.5% increase happened largely due to increasing demand for transport – better fuel efficiency in the sector was not enough to offset this. The report suggests a slightly […]

Global LNG trade hit record levels in 2016

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade increased by 5% in 2016. That’s according to a new report from the International Gas Union (IGU), which shows industry growth has now hit record levels for the third year in a row. The 5% rise saw global trade hit 258 million tonnes. The rise is particularly noticeable when […]