5 minute update archive

  • Well it continues to be very strange (and of course difficult) times, irrespective of the formal end of lockdown. I am not sure I have worked out what the new normal is yet. But days come and go, and there is definitely lots to do. On the treadmill There’s no More …

  • I hope everyone is bearing up and keeping positive in these difficult times. Over here at New Anglia Energy, we have been keeping busy. One of the key attributes of the energy and low-carbon sectors is that come rain or shine (metaphorically speaking), there’s always something to write about and More …

  • Hello again. I’m delighted to say that I’ve managed to record and post my second vlog, although I continue to have problems with the technology. This update is entitled “Revisiting low-carbon governance”. It focuses on two related areas. The first is an overview of the event I organised with support More …

  • Hello out there. I hope that, as we draw to the end of the first week of lockdown, you are all keeping safe and well, and that you are in good spirits. Perversely the extra time I’ve had at home has allowed me to put a bit more effort into More …

  • I have done several written updates since my last at the back end of last year but didn’t get round to posting them. I have spent the day making chilli pastes, spice mixes and beautifying the dogs and cats. But I don’t want to slide into bad habits. So I More …

  • The last few weeks have been, well, rather distracting. But with a clear political majority secured, a binding legal target in place and a clear consensus from the election campaign for urgent action to address climate change, the new parliament must hit the ground running. To help this process and More …

  • It’s been a few weeks since my last update, but there has been quite a bit going on. Even before one takes into account all the nonsense around the general election. First, some news. I am delighted to have been appointed to the UKPN core Consumer Engagement Group (the core More …

  • I am hoping that at least some of you will have noticed I haven’t issued a weekly update for a short while. There have been regular weekday posts of local news on energy and the environment at https//newangliaenergy.uk as well as my regular @newangliaenergy tweets, and I did manage a More …

  • Even without parliament, there’s still been a fair bit happening. On Tuesday, NG ESO published its eagerly awaited full technical report into the power disruption on Friday 9th August. Building on the interim report a couple of weeks ago, the second report covered, amongst other things, an analysis of the More …

  • Spending review criticised over lack of climate actions Scotland launches 14 bills and £3bn green support programme Ofgem hones-in on change options for electricity network access charges Regulator calls for industry coordination on flexibility Bioenergy needs to double energy mix share: REA Smarter Norwich continues to prepare for October start More …