Gas
Italy to lead new-build underground gas storage capacity up to 2023

Analysts expect the nation’s 14 planned and announced facilities will make up 35% of European installations over the period

UK renewables
Renewables provided third of all UK power in 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) says this is a new record for clean sources of electricity

Energy transmission infrastructure
‘UK has enough power to get it through the summer’

However, National Grid ESO notes solar growth is making it more difficult to balance the UK grid when demand is low in sunny periods

Coal mine
Germany to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018

Yorkshire Water wants a ‘straightforward conversation’ with customers

The water firm believes making its data public will help people think more about reducing their usage

Details of £20m hydrogen supply competition published

It will identify and test approaches to supplying bulk hydrogen, either to the gas grid, industry, power, transport or import terminals

Flexitricity launches service to boost grid flexibility

It will enable industrial and commercial energy users and small generators to access the Balancing Mechanism

Gas market uncertainties remain, despite LNG providing flexibility

The IEA suggests even more flexibility is required to ensure ongoing security of supply

UK’s new homes ‘must use modernised electrical supplies’

The Renewable Energy Association and Western Power Distribution say this would enable more clean technologies to be adopted

Brazil’s power grid puts reserves on the bench for World Cup

More power plants than normal are put on alert and prepared to boost production to meet supply