On July 13th 2021 I had the opportunity to make a 15 minute presentation to the Parliamentary group on Energy Studies along side Mike Larkin of Envoi and Kathryn Porter of Watt Logic. Mike did a great job of structuring and managing, I gave a macro view of issues and Kathryn presented compelling data on the UK electricity transition (read her comments here).
Cold, dull, wind-less autumn days should make us think about the reality of energy security in a world celebrating high levels of renewable electricity supply
On a frigid autumn day let’s cast our minds back to the blissful dog-days of summer and the rampant headlines about how coal was now not needed and more than 50% of the UK’s power (meaning electricity) was provided by renewables. There has been a remarkable growth in renewable energy in the UK and whilst not blessed with much sun, wind is more abundant. Good news indeed.