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Aug 25, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
It is roughly 3 months since government updated their support packages for the energy crisis.

Still 2 weeks until a new PM.

@ofgem announce price cap rise tmrw & takes effect on 1st Oct, when heating season starts.

We’ve wasted our opportunity to get ahead of this crisis 1/ 🧵 All is not lost! What do we need?

Oven-ready, cross-party strategy to deal with this.

On scale & funded same way as furlough.

O&G majors fund greater share via windfall tax.

Target those who most need it, via existing streams eg benefits. Low complexity/low admin burden. 2/
Jun 28, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Suspect this could alter dramatically come this winter.… Image And especially how folk *not* concerned by climate change will become more concerned by heat consumption.

Maybe no longer such a dividing line. Image
Jan 5, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
A really fantastic piece of work.

@theCCCuk commissioned report on Local Authorities and the Sixth Carbon Budget.

Some great and entirely achievable recommendations here. The big and obvious ask beside funding seems to be better regional coordination.… Really interesting para here about important of regional organisations like Local Enterprise Partnerships and especially Distribution Network Operators.

By occupying the 'in between' space between local & national, they also occupy a critical role for coordination and learning.
Oct 14, 2020 9 tweets 4 min read

A few charts that tell a story about fuel poverty in England/GB.

1) Fuel poverty has stubbornly held at between 10-12% of English households. Peaks and troughs but some indication it's fallen slightly.

1/ Image 2) BUT the number of fuel poor homes in properties EPC band D or above has grown significantly. From 33% in 2010 to 69% in 2018.

Trend is towards living in more energy efficient homes, although Band D leaves much to retrofit. 2/ ImageImage
Oct 17, 2019 11 tweets 8 min read

Offshore Wind, Ready to Float?

Global and UK Trends in the Floating Offshore Wind Market You can find a shorter blog here, with all the key take-aways. Thanks to @StrathCEP @chris_calvillo for their help on this.…
Aug 27, 2019 8 tweets 14 min read

No time to read @ITIFdc report of UK clean #energy #innovation performance but want to know how the UK performed?…

@beisgovuk @ScotGovEnergy @EnergySysCat @theCCCuk @ITIFdc @beisgovuk @ScotGovEnergy @EnergySysCat @theCCCuk UK just makes top 10, performing best on 'social legitimation' (i.e. making clean energy more acceptable).

Does well too on 'option generation' (i.e. scale & diversity of clean energy RD&D funding).

Poorest on 'scale-up' (i.e. later stage demonstration & commercialisation).
Jul 30, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
"Why would we want to deliver a community #energy project?"

Take a look at all the grants from the Waterfall Fund, that takes approx. £30k surplus revenue from Green Energy Mull's Garmony Hydro facility.

This is what community energy does for the local community. Note that GEM sources around 80% of its revenue from the FiT. Now the FiT is dead, a healthy surplus incredibly difficult to achieve and so community benefit funds like the Waterfall Fund already a thing of the past.
Jul 7, 2019 8 tweets 2 min read

On hols in a Hebridean Croft with solar panels. Got me thinking, how can we increase install rates without the same FiT subsidy?

I know solar £ is down but I suspect not enough for households to be forking out £6k for 4kW system that may not payback in its lifetime We’ll soon have smart export tariff but fixed tariffs we’ve seen already are around 5p/kWh - very similar to the export FiT tariff.…

Some variable options out there. Unit cost may change in future but as it stands it’s FiT without the ‘guarantee tariff’.