Overview Clark sees a future of zero subsidy, where low-carbon energy is the cheapest option. Overall lots of agreeing with Helm’s Cost of Energy Review (CoER) which had a ‘compelling vision for the future’. Clark focused on three key recommendations – the Firm Power Auction, independent System Operators, and dealing with a system dominated by … Continue reading Notes on Clark’s big energy speech
In my country we have a day of remembrance on the second Sunday of November, the date closest to the 11th November, which was the anniversary of the end of the First World War. Artificial poppies are worn to commemorate the dead. Many of these poppies are made in Richmond, a town near to where … Continue reading The purpose of poppies
With software becoming more and more designed with phones in mind, it's not as clear in Apple's Photos application how to sort by camera model. Whilst you can search location, date, and so on, in the top right search bar it's harder to find out how to find just the images from a specific camera. I couldn't find … Continue reading How to filter photos by camera model on the Mac ‘Photos’ app
This is something I was wondering among colleagues. So I googled it, see below: The most logical theory dates back to the early days of office telephone systems, where exchanges were mechanical and telephones had rotary dials. In those days, the number you dialled had a physical effect on both the phone and the exchange … Continue reading Why has the default number for an outside line become ‘9’?
This is a reprint of an article I originally published in 2015 Now that the UK government has approved the development of a project that would create the world's largest offshore wind farm, it's not unreasonable to expect that it should get some attention. And attention it has, with articles this morning in the FT, … Continue reading Dogger Bank
This is a reprint of an article originally published in 2015 Klaipeda LNG, a project that was open to ridicule last summer, has now become a successful policy due to a combination of price leverage with a previous monopolist supplier, a global LNG supply glut that had its origins in the shale booms of Bakken … Continue reading What does Kaliningrad FLNG mean to Lithuania?
This is a reprint of an article originally published in 2015 I want to unleash a new solar revolution - we have a million people living under roofs with solar panels and that number needs to increase These were the words of Amber Rudd, the new Energy and Climate Secretary in the UK government. Indeed … Continue reading A Potential Hurdle for Amber Rudd’s ‘Solar Revolution’
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This is a reprint of an article originally published in 2015 So, demand side flexibility (DSF) is basically making the demand side of energy (i.e. consumers) flexible to changes in output. This is becoming particularly relevant as we in Europe move increasingly away from baseload power supply toward intermittent energy sources such as wind and … Continue reading A Primer on Demand Side Flexibility