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Gas, Power

Has CCS got a future in the UK?

By Nicholas Newman Given the current slowness in the progress of development of new nuclear and renewable capacity in replacing Britain’s planned closure of coal [i]and oil power stations, gas power, is likely to continue to play a vital and important role in meeting the United Kingdom’s power needs. It […]

Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, National Grid, Northern Europe, Power, Power Grid, Technology, Western Europe

How much energy storage does the UK need?

“A look at the case for large scale energy storage” By: Nicholas Newman Many promoters of large-scale energy storage argue that the main case for it is to store excess renewable electricity for use during times of undersupply; for instance, when the wind does not blow or the sun fails […]

Britain, Energy Policy, Europe, Exploration and Production, Gas, North America, Northern Europe, Pipelines

Shale gas a distant prospect?

By Nicholas Newman European Energy Review 8 January 2015 In 2013 the US Energy Administration estimated that Europe contained 470 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of potentially recoverable shale gas, equivalent to 80% of US reserves. Given the size of Europe’s potential shale gas reserves and the EU’s declared intent to […]