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  • The huge disruption caused by the coronavirus crisis has highlighted how much modern societies rely on electricity and how firm capacity, such as that provided by nuclear power, is a crucial element in ensuring supply, International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol believes. &...

  • Countries outside European borders are increasingly supplying electricity to the EU while simultaneously avoiding the bloc’s carbon price, according to a new report from climate think tank Sandbag. The report: The path of least resistance – how electricity generated from coal is leaking into th...

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  • As the UK moves towards a low carbon economy, technological, economical and societal developments lead to changes in business models, and vice versa, notably in the electricity system. In this Insight we will explore: The structure of the UK electricity system and the traditional business model oper...

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  • The maritime sector is looking to electricity as one option to power vessels, writes Nic Newman.

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  • In the marine world, although ships account for about 2% of global CO2 while carrying about 90% of the world’s commodities, a marked reduction in emissions is vital since, for example, one large ship emits as much CO2 as 70 000 cars. Although the new ultra-low sulphur marine fuels will help, the fut...

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  • Vehicle transport should be a simple sector to decarbonise. New models of electric vehicles (EVs) are constantly being introduced, and charge points are appearing across major European cities. But is electrification a silver bullet solution? Jennifer Johnson looks at some alternative technologies.

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  • The proportion of UK electricity from renewable sources continued to rise during 2018, reaching a record 33% of the total – up by 4% from the 2017 figure – as the amount of renewable generating capacity increased to reach 44 GW. This is perhaps the most dramatic change in UK energy patterns over the...

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  • Reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is achievable, but requires immediate action across the whole energy system, according to the latest annual Future Energy Scenarios report from National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO). Greater coordination across electricity, gas, heat and transport...

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  • In a new report: Iraq’s Energy Sector: A Roadmap to a Brighter Future, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has identified immediate practical action and medium-term measures to tackle the most pressing problems in Iraq’s electricity sector. According to the IEA, Iraq’s electricity demand is l...

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  • Distributed electricity generation could be the key to remedying global inequalities in energy access, as well as providing resilience in the face of extreme weather events, write Bernard Bulkin, Stephanie Gallo Mendoza and Iain Staffell.

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