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Geothermal Engineering Ltd shows the way for geothermal energy

By Julian Singer Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has finally produced steam from its United Downs production well near Redruth in Cornwall. It has been a long story. The project was initially announced in October 2009 followed shortly by funding of £1.5m from the then Department of Energy and Climate Change. Planning permission was granted in [...]

By |2021-07-27T07:11:54+00:00July 27th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Geothermal Engineering Ltd shows the way for geothermal energy

Water in abandoned mines holds heat, but how useful is it?

By Julian Singer The water in abandoned coal mines has received increasing interest as a source of residential and commercial heating. There are certainly many such mines in the UK and most of them will contain significant volumes of tepid water, but how much useful heat can be delivered? Two projects at Gateshead and Seaham, [...]

By |2021-07-20T07:50:03+00:00July 20th, 2021|Heating|Comments Off on Water in abandoned mines holds heat, but how useful is it?

Angus Energy announces a transition from oil and gas to geothermal

By Julian Singer Angus Energy is a UK oil and gas company that operates three small oil fields in the Weald Basin of Sussex and Surrey, and which listed on AIM in 2016. In 2020 it acquired a majority interest in the dormant Saltfleetby gas field in Lincolnshire, and plans to install processing facilities so [...]

By |2021-07-12T12:38:07+00:00July 14th, 2021|Oil & Gas|Comments Off on Angus Energy announces a transition from oil and gas to geothermal

Hydrogen Safety: the results of H21’s Phase 1 study of hydrogen in the gas network

By Julian Singer In May the H21 project released its Phase 1 report on the safety of replacing natural gas (methane) by hydrogen for residential heating. The hydrogen molecule is much smaller than methane so that there are reasons to fear that hydrogen might leak more easily from the gas network. On the other hand, [...]

By |2021-07-05T14:30:34+00:00July 7th, 2021|Heating|Comments Off on Hydrogen Safety: the results of H21’s Phase 1 study of hydrogen in the gas network

The North Sea Transition Deal: decarbonising offshore oil and gas, and moving resources to renewable energy

By Julian Singer The Climate Change Committee’s 2021 Report to Parliament on progress in reducing carbon emissions was highly critical of the government. While admitting that of all G20 countries the UK has so far achieved the largest reduction in emissions since 1990, and while praising the Climate Change Act (2008), the statutory commitment to [...]

By |2021-06-30T12:30:21+00:00June 30th, 2021|Oil & Gas|Comments Off on The North Sea Transition Deal: decarbonising offshore oil and gas, and moving resources to renewable energy

GWEC India issues its annual report

By Julian Singer GWEC India presented its annual report on the Indian wind market on 10 June 2021. India is ranked 4th in terms of world wind power capacity, with 39.2GW installed as of March 2021, all onshore. This, however, is far from the current goal of reaching 450GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, [...]

By |2021-06-16T08:15:36+00:00June 16th, 2021|Wind|Comments Off on GWEC India issues its annual report

Hydrodec withdraws from AIM

By Julian Singer Hydrodec withdrew from AIM on 6 April 2021. It had been suspended on 1 October 2020 because it had been unable to conclude its audit for the previous year, blaming the pandemic and financial constraints. The company is proposing to set up a matched bargain facility for its shares. Hydrodec initially listed [...]

By |2021-06-08T19:22:07+00:00June 8th, 2021|Hydrodec Group Plc, HydrodecGroup|Comments Off on Hydrodec withdraws from AIM

The Renewable Infrastructure Group continues to expand but prepares for a future without subsidised renewables

By Julian Singer The Renewable Infrastructure Group (TRIG) was one of the first investment companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to be directed at renewable energy infrastructure projects, having joined in 2013. TRIG invests in onshore and offshore wind farms and solar farms mainly in the UK but also in Europe. In its annual [...]

By |2021-06-01T16:27:07+00:00June 1st, 2021|Renewables Infrastructure|Comments Off on The Renewable Infrastructure Group continues to expand but prepares for a future without subsidised renewables

AEG makes some progress but faces headwinds

By Julian Singer Active Energy (AEG) has its headquarters in London and is listed on AIM but currently operates only in North America. It has a history of involvement in forest management but now focusses on two trademarked products (CoalSwitchTM and PeatSwitchTM) that convert woody or peaty biomass into pellets that can replace coal in existing [...]

By |2021-05-24T16:01:38+00:00May 25th, 2021|Active Energy Group|Comments Off on AEG makes some progress but faces headwinds

Heat Wayv, a new way to decarbonise domestic heating

By Julian SInger Heat Wayv is a private UK company developing a system for domestic hot water and space heating using microwave electricity on the same principle as the microwave oven. The company claims that its boilers will be the same size as conventional gas combi-boilers and with a similar fast response time. As a [...]

By |2021-05-23T07:54:57+00:00May 18th, 2021|Heating|Comments Off on Heat Wayv, a new way to decarbonise domestic heating
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