Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation Sam Gyimah has published an article in the Huff Post, Securing Britain’s Energy Future After Brexit. Mr Gyimah announced Government has opened the headquarters of the Faraday Institution at Harwell campus in Oxfordshire and it has launched the EnergyTec Cluster to develop the next generation of green technologies.
Mr Gyimah hopes the UK will become a leader in battery technology and said, “New developments in batteries are essential to making clean economic growth a reality: they allow us to store renewable energy created from renewable sources, and allow us to make better, cheaper low-emission vehicles.”
Read the full article at https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/britain-energy_uk_5af2ef9ce4b0a0d601e8b09e.
Cuadrilla has successfully completed drilling its first well at Preston New Road in Little Plumpton. It plans to apply for permission to start hydraulic fracturing this summer. Cuadrilla has planning permission to drill up to four horizontal wells in Lancashire.
Find below a snippet of this week’s UK Energy Report, the full report can be viewed here.
IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK
- Global demand for energy up over 2% last year
- ON and RWE scrap plans to merge
- Earth Hour
- Opec and Russia discuss extending alliance
The UK Government’s short-termist energy “policy” has been criticised by E.On’s Chief Executive saying “Policy and business have to be in line; there has to be an implicit partnership, or an explicit partnership”. This is one of the founding principles behind UK Energy Strategies. We believe the Government should set out a 40-year energy strategy in collaboration with the energy industry and other key stakeholders. We are working with industry leaders and Government to achieve this step-change in the approach taken by both industry and Government, in the interests of the UK. Government and Industry have a duty to ensure that the UK can heat its homes, keep its lights lit and ensure the UK generates as much of its energy as possible, reducing its reliance on imports and therefore the risk that entails, whilst meeting its carbon targets. That clarity over long-term policy is fundamental to secure the investment decisions which the UK needs industry to take.
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UK Energy Report 16 November 2017
The Carbon Capture & Storage Association has launched a study suggesting for every pound spent on CCS the economy could see £5 of benefit.
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The latest report from our sister company, JWN, summarises the latest deals within the Canadian oil and gas sector. It is available free via download at: http://www2.jwnenergy.com/canada-ma-deals-report-june-2017