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Artist’s impression of the wall of the tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay Alternative Fuels

The UK tidal lagoon – making a costly mistake?

The UK government will not support a proposed tidal lagoon project. Critics say it is a missed opportunity, but Westminster is clear it will not fund the project.

3 July 2018
TCM plant at Mongstad. (Gassnova) Policy & Regulation

Norway’s FEED decision may boost CCS prospects

Carbon capture and storage has made little progress in Europe, but Norway’s decision to move ahead with a FEED study for a full-scale demo project is a positive step.

4 June 2018
Factory emissions Policy & Regulation

Europe: carbon pricing in the power mix

Carbon prices in Europe have risen and a region-wide price floor has been proposed. The changing dynamics could alter Europe’s power mix.

3 April 2018
Mount Owen coal complex, Australia Supply & Demand

Coal growth may continue despite bullish LNG talk

Shell has predicted strong growth in the LNG market over the next decade, but underinvestment in liquefaction capacity could boost prices and lead to a coal resurgence.

6 March 2018
Demonstrators erect a seven meter high 'fracking rig' as they call for a ban on exploration and development of shale gas in the UK, outside the Houses of Parliament, London. Exploration & Production

UK demand outlook may stymie shale development

A recent research note from Global Gas Analytics suggests UK gas demand will fall to 2030 while overall European demand is unlikely to grow significantly. This makes large-scale development of UK shale unlikely.

5 February 2018
Ferrybridge coal-fired power stations Policy & Regulation

UK to set emissions limit to force coal phase-out

The UK government has introduced an emissions limit for power producers that it hopes will see coal phased out of the country’s energy mix by 2025.

8 January 2018
Coal mine in Shanxi, China Global Markets

Coal prices driven by tight supply and Asian demand

Reports of coal's demise look to be premature as prices have angled upwards in Asia, with supply bottlenecks and increasing demand in Asia being the main causes.

21 October 2016
Hinkley Point C nuclear plant Alternative Fuels

Is the UK's energy policy still technology neutral?

The UK’s decision to approve the construction of a new nuclear plant puts a question mark over whether the government’s policy is still impartial.

22 September 2016

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