Mark Letcher Consulting

Sustainable energy & climate change - policy, research, and project management

Record renewable generation in 2018 but transport still dominates energy consumption

More than a third (33%) of electricity generation in 2018 was renewable according to government statistics for the year, with just over a half (53%) coming from low-carbon sources. The record numbers in both categories were matched by a dip in electricity generation from coal and gas.

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Renewable energy puts the wind up gas

The latest auction of nearly 6GW of new renewable generating capacity in the UK has seen a highly symbolic threshold crossed for the first time. Prices are so low that new windfarms could generate electricity more cheaply than existing gas-fired power stations as early as 2023.

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Glasgow turns to home energy storage to cut pollution

Glasgow (Kentucky) is using decentralised home energy storage to cut pollution & provide utility scale energy management.

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Electrical energy storage at a glance

Amidst growing interest in electrical energy storage, it’s often unclear what the it means. Here’s a quick guide to the three main categories.

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