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Ofgem £300m investment for EV change

Ofgem £300m investment for EV change With a £300m investment into the switching of Electric vehicles, has Britain got enough charge to make the big switch? With an investment aimed to be delivered within the next two years, Britain looks to accelerate its efforts in the manufacturing of the infrastructure needed to ready itself for…
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South West’s grid 100% green due to Nuclear and solar

South West’s grid 100% green due to Nuclear and solar: Over the weekend thanks to nuclear power from Hinkley Point B and strong solar output the South West’s electricity grid was 100% emission-free at times. The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) wrote a new report which implies the carbon intensity of power dropped to zero gCO2/kWh…
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By 2045 Germany can achieve climate neutrality

By 2045 Germany can achieve climate neutrality: By 2045, Germany can achieve climate neutrality five years earlier than its planned goal. The first important step for the country’s climate neutrality by 2045 is a 65% reduction of emissions by 2030 according to a new study by the Climate Neutrality Foundation and think tanks Agora Energiewende…
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Ebico and Octopus Energy join forces

Ebico and Octopus Energy join forces:  A not-for-profit energy company Ebico has partenered with Octopus energy to make sustainable home warmth affordable for low-income households. They have launched two new energy plans- One for those on a prepayment meter and one for credit meter customers. The electricity for these new plans is set to come…
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Yorkshire Water pilot reducing leakage by 90k litres a day

Yorkshire Water pilot reducing leakage by 90k litres a day: There has been an reduction in leakage of more than 90,000 litres per day this is following the installation of almost 2,000 Yorkshire Water customer meters. This is part of Yorkshire Water’s smart water network pilot, which is testing the latest customer’s metering solutions of…
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DNO flexibility

Demand for DNO flexibility services forecast to rise

Demand for DNO flexibility services forecast to rise: Cornwall Insight examines the Energy Network Association’s (ENA) forecast for Distribution Network Opeators (DNO) flexibility service procurement over the next 10 years. These latest forecasts show more than 1.3GW requirement across all services in DNO regions in 2021. The largest share of the requirement (636MW) is attributed…
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National Grid signs 25-year deal for Grain LNG

National Grid signs 25-year deal for Grain LNG: A 25-year contract has been signed between National Grid and Qatar Terminal Limited (QTL) to provide storage & redelivery capacity at its Grain Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. Located on the Isle of Grain in Kent, Grain LNG, currently has the capacity to deliver and store plenty…
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Great Britain could become net exporter of power by 2040s

Great Britain could become net exporter of power by 2040s: Interconnection with EU nations, regardless of trading arrangements post-Brexit, will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power prices and system flexibility in the future. Modelling of the GB and EU markets by Cornwall Insight shows that increased interconnection through the 2020s and…
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UN’s WFP wins Nobel Peace Prize

UN’s WFP wins Nobel Peace Prize: This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been won by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). Impact caused by climate change, conflicts and other disasters communities, the humanitarian organisation works to tackle hunger in these communities. During a very challenging time the Nobel Prize Committee chose the WFP for its…
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Shake-up in energy suppliers domestic market share

Shake-up in energy suppliers domestic market share: Research from Cornwall Insight’s Domestic market share survey for the third quarter of 2020 reveals a shake-up of the energy retail landscape, following a spate of mergers and acquisitions. The impact of these acquisitions is shown in the below graph.   Findings from the Domestic market share survey:…
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