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Why are we waiting?

  • 8 months ago (2023-03-04)
  • Junior Isles

Reports have emerged of 13-year wait times to secure grid connections for renewables in the UK. Unless the network constraints are quickly addressed there are real risks on the government’s ability to implement its net zero strategy at the desired pace.

By Paul Hill, banking and finance partner and head of energy and infrastructure at Browne Jacobson

Carbon net-zero in manufacturing: seven steps in seven years?

  • 9 months ago (2023-02-20)
  • Junior Isles

Digitalisation and the use of advanced software will be essential to build into plans for the new technologies that reduce, remove, recycle or sequester carbon.

By Ron Beck, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Aspen Technology

Splitting the energy market is a necessity for a decarbonised future

  • 10 months ago (2023-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

Current market structure, which is effectively tied to the cost of gas, is preventing society from realising the benefits of low-cost renewables.

By Alan Greenshields, Director of Europe ESS Inc.

Is solar a guiding light in the perma-crisis world of energy, biodiversity and food threat?

  • 11 months ago (2022-12-20)
  • Junior Isles

The UK – and indeed the rest of the world – is currently facing the triple threat of an energy crisis, biodiversity crisis and a food crisis – all compounded within the ongoing climate crisis. Mark Rowcroft, Development Director at Exagen explains why considerate energy infrastructure development can make a lasting difference.

Smarter homes are key to achieving grid flexibility and net zero targets

  • 11 months ago (2022-12-14)
  • Junior Isles

As we move away from fossil fuels and the energy system becomes more decentralised and decarbonised, the need for flexibility to help balance the grid increases. Consumers need to be at the heart of this new decentralised energy system, enabled by schemes such as National Grid’s ‘Demand Flexibility Service’.

By Ed Gunn, Commercial Director at Lunar Energy

How technology can help advance green hydrogen initiatives

  • 1 year, 14 days ago (2022-11-14)
  • Junior Isles

The desire to move toward green hydrogen is real, but making the transition will require three critical things.

By Rajesh D. Sharma, Global Director Marketing Oil & Gas Digital Solutions at Schneider Electric 

Sunlit waters: how floating solar PV can help turn the tide of carbon emissions

  • 1 year, 26 days ago (2022-11-02)
  • Junior Isles

Countries with high population density, especially those in Asia, are shifting their focus to floating photovoltaic (FPV) systems, which use water surfaces that do not serve an ecological, economical or recreational purpose.

By Gaurav Singh, Acuity Knowledge Partners

Flexibility is moving local

  • 1 year, 1 month ago (2022-10-19)
  • Junior Isles

For a rapid and affordable transition to net zero electricity by 2035, it is vital that we minimise temporary network congestion by being smarter about paying flexible demand to consume at the right time and the right place. The possibilities for local flexibility markets are therefore vast.

By Jo-Jo Hubbard, Co-founder and CEO of Electron

Finding the energy for the fight against inflation

  • 1 year, 1 month ago (2022-10-13)
  • Junior Isles

Utilities and planners in the US are beginning to take notice of the importance of new long-duration energy storage technologies. The UK and Europe could do worse than look towards California for inspiration to build a resilient clean energy system that delivers affordable, reliable clean energy. 

By Alan Greenshields, Director of Europe ESS Inc.

Investing towards net zero

  • 1 year, 2 months ago (2022-09-21)
  • Junior Isles

To achieve net zero, significant, concerted, coordinated and balanced investment is a critical must-have.

By Jonathan Hick, Investment Director at Triple Point Investment Management, and fund manager of the Triple Point Energy Transition plc – TENT