In pictures: The Energy Solutions Show

Various technologies were showcased, from energy storage to electric vehicles, procurement to sustainability, renewable energy and flexibility to much more

The Crude Oil Outlook for 2019

Throughout 2018, many market analysts found the price of oil difficult to predict, with economic and political events confounding market expectations and leading to inaccurate predictions

Automation and AI
Energy sector ‘is underestimating the value of AI and automation’

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute suggests intelligent automation in the sector could save up to $813 billion over the next three years

Business deal
The Monarch Partnership buys EIC and T-Mac Technologies

The transaction will create a major utility consultancy, which will employ 250 people and boast combined revenues of £20 million

Taxes
Are council-owned energy firms burning a hole in the taxpayer’s pocket?

A new investigation by The Times suggests many council-owned suppliers regularly lose taxpayer money

Coal plant
UK coal generation at end of 2018 down 40% on previous year

That’s according to a new set of statistics published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Renewable deal
Indian renewables get $330m boost in new deal

Eversource Capital, the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India and the UK government’s CDC Group have partnered to invest in CDC’s Ayana Renewable Power platform

Renewable energy infrastructure
Global power sector ‘must plan ahead to decarbonise effectively’

The International Renewable Energy Agency says policymakers and businesses must anticipate future power system needs

Smart meter
Majority of smart meter owners ‘unaware first-gen devices could fail’

Compare The Market says many SMETS1 devices could stop working properly if users change energy supplier

Kia Soul
New Kia Soul offers 243-mile range on single charge

The brand has more than doubled the rated driving range for the model in the space of one year