EVs could fuel 3.5GW UK peak power demand by 2030

Electric vehicles (EVs) could potentially increase peak demand for electricity by 3.5GW by 2030. That’s according to National Grid, which forecasts in the long term, they could fuel demand by as much as 18GW – the equivalent capacity of nearly six Hinkley Point nuclear power stations – during peak times by 2050. Its analysis forecasts […]

Denver’s dope habit leads to high power demand

Around 45% of Denver’s power growth is coming from its booming legal marijuana industry! Denver officials said last week at a forum on energy use the electricity used by the marijuana industry presents a new efficiency challenge as the city aims to cap energy use at 2012 levels. City energy staffers appealed to a US Department of Energy […]

Flat and coal-d? National Grid predicts winter energy prices

Next winter’s energy prices will be fairly flat except when it comes to gas – and lots of coal use is likely according to National Grid’s prediction for the winter. The National Grid is responsible for getting energy moved around the country and balancing the grid’s electricity and gas use. Its latest report picks out trends from […]