The collapse of government talks with Hitachi this week takes almost 3GW of future nuclear capacity off the table. While opinion on nuclear is polarised, the UK had been relying on it to meet long term climate targets. With this week’s announcement, 9GW of proposed nuclear capacity has now been suspended. This leaves an increasing low carbon energy gap which will have to be filled by 2030 to meet legal carbon targets. Read more
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This post is by Paul Arwas who has over 20 years’ experience as a professional consultant, specialising in renewable energy and energy services. Paul has advised governments on energy policy and some of the leading global energy companies on strategy and technology issues.
No doubt you will have heard about the energy trilemma. Experts say we can have one or two out of a choice of secure, cheap or low carbon energy, but not all three.
But they are missing an obvious way of securing all three. Sources of secure, cheap and low carbon energy exist and they are closer to London than Glasgow. These sources lie outside the UK, and because they don’t feature in economists’ models and are outside the ken of many vested interests, they are the Cinderella of energy policy. Read more