This week’s briefs

This week’s briefs

There are some good brief items for you this week.   • New eceee report This week the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) launched an analysis paper entitled “What we will gain from more ambitious energy efficiency goals in the EU”. The analysis presents and explains the findings of the Commission’s 2030 … Continue reading

Assessing the German energy transition

Assessing the German energy transition

The Economist news magazine usually does not hesitate to express its views. This is certainly true in this article that analyses what it belives has gone wrong with Germany’s energy transition.   What has gone wrong with Germany’s energy policy On December 3rd the German government announced plans to redouble its Energiewende, or “energy transition”, … Continue reading

Renewable energy subsidies under attack in the UK

Renewable energy subsidies under attack in the UK

UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, says ‘enough is enough’ over payments for energy source and says put them in planning system, according to a recent column by Patrick Wintour in The Guardian.   Cameron pushes for removal of onshore windfarm subsidies David Cameron claimed on Tuesday the public was “fed up” with onshore windfarms and … Continue reading

New battery storage project in the UK

New battery storage project in the UK

Everyone realises that we need to find better, more efficient ways to store energy. Europe’s largest battery storage project has been unveiled. As Ian Clover writes in PV Magazine, many believe this will help build a smart grid.   UK unveils Europe’s largest battery storage project The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London … Continue reading

Reflecting on a climate change target

Reflecting on a climate change target

There has been much written about the Lima climate change conference, but during and after the negotiations ended. Justin Gillis writes a thoughtful column in the New York Times about the two degree target: where it came from, whether it is adequate and what would be the implications if it were changed.   Is a … Continue reading