September 21st, 2018

Beyond Petroleum or Boosting Production? BP’s sustainability goals

by Alexander Boden   Businesses – especially energy businesses – have a huge role to play in limiting global warming. The combustion of oil-based fuels accounts for more than 50% of GHG emissions in industrialised countries. It’s hard to see a path to keeping global warming to below 2°C without fossil fuel companies committing to […]


July 31st, 2018

Saving private wire: will going off grid rescue UK renewables?

by Katharine Blacklaws and Nick Churchward   What can be done to boost new deployment of subsidy free wind and solar in the UK? Eunomia’s recent report ‘How Data Can Inform the Deployment of Renewable Electricity Generating Capacity’ shows that since 2015 there has been a major downturn in the number of projects of these […]


March 29th, 2018

Networking opportunity: cutting carbon emissions with heat networks

by Molly Hickman   Through the Climate Change Act, the UK is committed to reducing its carbon emissions by at least 80% of 1990 levels by 2050. Central to meeting this important goal is the decarbonisation of heat: according to government data, in 2009 heating-related emissions accounted for 38% of the UK’s carbon footprint. Decarbonising […]


January 12th, 2018

Too much wind power?

by Duncan Oswald   Before being welcomed into the magical world of Eunomia, I spent many happy years designing and installing wind turbine and on-site energy management systems in some of the most remote, beautiful (and hostile) environments in the UK. This is the story of the most recent installation I did, at Talla na […]


August 25th, 2017

What next for the electricity grid?

by Katharine Blacklaws   What does the UK need if it is to meet its Carbon Budget commitment to reducing carbon emissions? Perhaps the first thing you might think of is reducing the amount of energy we use, by improving the energy efficiency of our homes and businesses. Or you might think of the need […]


August 4th, 2017

Myth takes: renewables consume more energy than they produce

by Peter Jones   I had a kitchen contractor over to quote for some work in my house. As he ran a company that specialised in using reclaimed wood, the conversation turned to green issues – and let’s just say he wasn’t averse to sharing his opinions. “Those wind turbines,” he grumbled, “they’re an eyesore […]


May 19th, 2017

Improving consumer engagement with the energy market

by Molly Hickman   The Conservative manifesto for the 2017 general election includes an energy price cap for the single variable tariff. While the aim is to “protect energy customers from unacceptable rises” there are worries that such a policy would lead to reduced competition and pricing issues in the long run. The rationale for […]