Solar and gas team up to extend reach of renewables

Solar and gas team up to extend reach of renewables The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) has teamed up with its gas and wind counterparts, in an attempt to put forward joint proposals that will enable the next stage of a transition to a lower carbon energy system, according to Oliver Schafer, President of the … Read moreSolar and gas team up to extend reach of renewables

Cloud technology to lift demand management to new heights.

Cloud technology to lift demand management to new heights. Until effective energy storage arrives, could aggregated demand management be the answer to the rising use of intermittent renewables and squeezed reserve margins? Last week the UK announced winter power supply margins had fallen to just over 4 percent from an estimated 5-10 percent in June, … Read moreCloud technology to lift demand management to new heights.

Comment on COP21 Climate Change negotiations from developing nation perspective

Economic Development Status Is a Lingering Challenge for COP Negotiations   Tensions between rich and poor countries have long been among the key fault lines preventing any significant global agreement on climate change. At the heart of the issue is the perception of relative responsibility and, especially for poorer countries, a strong desire at the … Read moreComment on COP21 Climate Change negotiations from developing nation perspective

Community heating: design for the future

(Written for Switch2 with Tomorrow’s People) Introduction For years, the design of community heating schemes has focused almost exclusively on purely technical considerations. But as the sector matures, developers will need to put residents and the customer experience at the centre of their planning decisions.   Increasingly, M&E teams are expected to think more holistically … Read moreCommunity heating: design for the future

European oil products – gasoline exports support refining margins

European oil product markets Atlantic basin gasoline exports support European refining margins   While motorists in the UK and Europe have seen retail fuel prices slide as crude has fallen, changing fundamentals in oil products markets have meant the falls have not been as sharp as crude’s – yet, at any rate – and this … Read moreEuropean oil products – gasoline exports support refining margins