April 21st, 2017

Waste to wealth in Uganda

by George Cole   At home in the UK, I’m used to the council regularly collecting my household waste from the street outside my door. Missing a waste collection is a little inconvenient. You have to keep the waste until the next collection day, by which time you might have more waste than you can fit […]


November 11th, 2016

Learning lessons on business energy efficiency

by Rob Reid and Ian Cessford   It’s been a year since the then Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, made her ‘policy reset’ speech setting out a new direction for UK energy policy. Since then, we’ve had leadership, ministerial, departmental and policy changes: it seems that we already need to […]


June 17th, 2016

What’s in store? An energy storage update

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by Chloe Bines and Adam Baddeley   In January, Eunomia published the first UK forecast for battery storage, which estimated that deployment could reach over 1.6GW by 2020. It generated a good deal of interest, with a range of organisations keen to understand how the forecast was produced. Now, six months on, there’s a new […]


July 3rd, 2015

Taking the wind out of electricity sales

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by Chloe Bines and Adam Baddeley   The new Conservative Government has wasted no time in implementing its manifesto pledge to end subsidies for onshore wind. Just six weeks into her tenure as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd announced that the Renewable Obligation (RO) would close a year early for […]


June 19th, 2015

Is the LGA right about EfW overcapacity?

by Adam Baddeley and Peter Jones   Eunomia has been publicly warning for four years now that the UK’s “dash for trash” will leave us – like Sweden, the Netherlands and some of our other Northern European neighbours – with more residual waste infrastructure than we really need. While it has been widely read, the […]


April 17th, 2015

Twisting in the wind

by Laurence Elliott   As the May election draws nearer, the UK wind industry waits to see what effect the new government will have on the development of onshore wind. Back in December 2014, David Cameron told the Commons Liaison Committee of senior MPs that the Conservatives would not subsidise any new onshore turbines if […]


March 20th, 2015

Talking GIB-berish

by Dominic Hogg   We’ve now had more than two years of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), enough time to take a view on how green its intervention in the waste sector has been. It won’t be a surprise to hear that the answer is “not very”, but much more interesting to ask why. Back […]