Energy News – 16/12/2016


This weeks energy news covers a look at the goings on at the National Grid, the rise and rise of solar power and how SMEs are uniquely placed to take advantage of energy efficiency.

Powering Wales: Behind the scenes at the National Grid – The BBC

The BBC visits a top secret location to find out what really goes on at the National Grid. A fascinating look at how our electricity is generated. Find out what developments are in the pipeline, and how Wales will help to power the UK in the coming years.

Solar power becoming world’s cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say – The Independent

Research from Bloomberg Energy Finance shown that the cost of solar power in 58 lower-income countries has fallen by two thirds since 2010, and is now even cheaper than wind power. This data adds fuel to the argument that renewable power is a sound economic investment, especially in the developing world.

Infographic: Promoting a sustainable energy future – Ofgem

Want to know where your energy really comes from? This infographic contains up to date figures about the UK energy supply mix. It also covers the UK’s progress with regards to renewable energy and offshore wind.

Royal Dutch Shell, E.ON and Schlumberger team up to invest in UK start-up Kite Power Systems – International Business Times

Kite Power is the buzzword of the week, and the UK based energy start-up has seen high profile investments from a number of companies, as well as the UK government. It is hoped that kite power will be a ‘game changer’ in the energy industry, and providing a less cumbersome alternative to wind power.

Reduce, generate and store: SMEs urged to capitalise on energy transition – Edie

Financial solutions partner DLL has released a new whitepaper ‘The Cost of Energy’. The paper looks at how SMEs can take control of their energy spending through a variety of measures, such as LED lighting, building energy management systems and combined heat and power systems. The paper states that most businesses can expect to see a return in energy efficiency investments within 1.5 years.

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