Energy round-up: a new political consensus on climate change?
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 // BY: GRIFFIN CARPENTER
ClimateMet Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms' – Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months...
UK storms: Hammond says climate change 'clearly a factor' - Earlier, Labour leader Ed Miliband said global climate change was an issue of national security for Britain.
Church of England vows to fight 'great demon' of climate change - General Synod says it is willing to disinvest from companies that do not live up to its theological, moral and social priorities.
Renewables & Community EnergyThe local energy co-operative revitalising London estates - Agamemnon Otero is coming: the entrepreneur is behind a wave of community initiatives empowering ordinary Londoners.
The German couple trying to buy the Berlin electricity grid - Arwen Colell and Luise Neumann-Cosel have set up a co-operative to buy the grid and move Berlin towards a sustainable energy strategy.
Citizen energy in Germany - Ursula Sladek, the head of a German energy co-op, has made her principles pay in standing up for the environment…
Oil, Gas & CoalOil Inventories Declined Most Since 1999 in IEA Estimate - ‘‘Far from drowning in oil, markets have had to dig deeply into inventories to meet unexpectedly strong demand,” the agency said.
China's oil demand is growing, US agency says – The independent statistical agency…said it expects China to import more than 66 percent of its total oil by 2012 and 72 percent by 2040...
Fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas, report shows - From Texas to California, drilling for oil and gas is using billions of gallons of water...
Shale gas pioneer plans world’s first offshore wells in Irish Sea - The founder of shale gas firm Cuadrilla is planning a venture to frack in the Irish Sea...
France explores 'clean' shale gas extraction technique - France is looking into a new technique of shale gas extraction with non-flammable propane, which has yet to be proven safe and efficient.
Fire in the hole: After fracking comes coal - If you thought shale gas was a nightmare, you ain't seen nothing yet. A subterranean world of previously ignored reserves is about to be opened up.
Is 'burning ice' the solution to Japan's energy crisis? - Mitsui aims to tap the vast quantities of methane hydrate that are believed to be trapped beneath the seas around Japan
ElectricityNearly a third less electricity used to light homes than in 1997 - Energy prices may be rising in the UK, but…people use nearly a third less electricity to light their homes than they did 16 years ago.
Swiss Vote Claims First Victim as EU Suspends Electricity Talks - First international consequences of anti-immigration referendum as European Union suspended talks on tying Swiss utilities into the EU.
Crisis-hit European utilities square up to technological revolution - Faced with a grim present and an even grimmer future, Europe’s utilities are being forced to reinvent.
EU states try to bury energy state aid guidelines - A proposal to limit the state aid that EU governments can offer their energy sectors would do “massive harm” to industry…
Water shortages could disrupt Britain's electricity supply, researchers warn - Team of academics say climate change could force coal and gas-fired power stations to shut down during droughts.
NuclearEDF to extend nuclear plant’s life by 10 years - Big-six utility company says it expects to be able to extend the life of the Dungeness B nuclear power station.
UK lawmakers criticise management of Sellafield nuclear site - The management of Britain's nuclear site at Sellafield in northern England is spending too much money…
UK PolicyEnergy companies make concessions after 800,000 customers leave 'big six' - Concessions include – in one instance – price cutting and giving back money that does not belong to them…
Green Deal energy efficiency cashback scheme extended - Payments to householders fitting solid wall insulation could reach £4,000, government announces.
Energy companies split over reforms to support renewable energy generation - Energy market regulator Ofgem wants to reform how the UK's electrical grid…
Related Reports and CommentaryAre we underestimating natural gas emissions? - A new study threatens the conventional wisdom that natural gas emits half the greenhouse gases that coal does.
How the UK Can Unlock the Community Benefits of Renewable Energy – With “sufficient financial rigour, affordable expansion [of local energy schemes] is achievable,”… “We can build the Big Sixty Thousand.”
Community Energy Strategy: Full Report – DECC
"Peak is dead" and the future of oil supply - I use the ATM analogy: it doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got in your account, you’re still limited by the daily withdrawal limit.
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