Recent expert articles, reports, videos:
on the clean energy revolution, climate change, technology innovation, energy poverty etc:
How we can reach zero carbon electricity and gas by 2015
Scenarios from the national grid covering transport, heating, electricity generation and gas. What needs to be done and what it will look like. See the summary of the report here
REGEN Market Insights – Fuel Poverty graphic
The graphic illustrates the high energy costs that a disproportionately high number of fuel poor households pay in the lowest efficiency housing.
The average fuel costs for different EPC bands (A – G) are shown ranging from £939 to £2,861 in the least-efficient housing, around an average of £1,140. The high proportion of fuel poverty in the least efficient housing (D – G) highlights not just a social issue, but a problem for the progress of decarbonisation of the energy system. Poor energy efficiency is a key driver of fuel poverty, as the second graph illustrates.
The graphic shows how the number of households in fuel poverty has changed in the last five years. There has been some progress, as the numbers in bands E – F have reduced, and increased in A – D. However, fuel poor households still make up far greater-than-average proportions of the lowest efficiency housing, paying more to heat their homes.
Committee on Climate Change report to government recommends how to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. May 2019
The independent report to government recommends policies to result in zero net emissions within 30 years at manageable cost.
Read the full report here.
Energy World April 2019 on the future for community energy.
The article features Yealm Community Energy and discusses the more challenging financial environment faced by new community schemes in the immediate future in the absence of subsidies (does not apply to Newton Downs or Creacombe).
Newton Downs Environmental Management Plan This is the original environmental management plan drawn up by Good Energy
Scientific American Jan 2019. How Solar farms like ours can improve biodiversity and safeguard pollinators.
PWC Jan 2019 Report on Electric Vehicle Charging: Powering Ahead; Making sense of business models in Electric Vehicle charging
The Conversation Jan 2019 Britain has shifted 30% of its electricity away from fossil fuels in just 9 years.
FT 4 Dec 2018 Should there be a global concentration on Technology innovation to combat climate change ?