Comparing the US to Germany’s energy transition

Comparing the US to Germany’s energy transition

Umair Irfan writes an interesting article in E&E Publishing that looks at Germany’s energy transition in comparison to what is happening in the US. Because of different consumption patterns, despite a vast gulf in energy prices, households in both Germany and the United States spend a comparable amount on electricity. It is good to see … Continue reading

The economics of fracking

The economics of fracking

Andrew Critchlow writes in The Telegraph that, with crude prices slumping, Britain’s hoped for shale oil ‘revolution’ may be undermined by basic economics.   UK fracking faces bust amid Opec oil price war Experts have warned that a rush to start fracking for oil across Britain may already be over before it has even begun … Continue reading

The cost competitiveness of wind power

The cost competitiveness of wind power

Arthur Neslen writes in the Guardian on recent EU analysis that finds that onshore wind is now cheaper than many other conventional sources of energy when external factors are calculated.   Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, report shows Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or … Continue reading