OFGEM report on problematic future energy supplies – admission of market failure in electricty supplies

The report is at: http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Markets/WhlMkts/Discovery/Documents1/Project_Discove ry_FebConDoc_FINAL.pdf News articles at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8494899.stm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household- bills/7144386/British-households-risk-unaffordable-energy-bills-Ofgem- warns.html http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/sse-says-customers-using-less-gas-electricity-reuters_molt-20a544628846.html A little interpretation: Quote: “There is a need for unprecedented levels of investment to be sustained over many years in difficult financial conditions and against a background of increased risk and uncertainty.” To translate, “the fat cats and their shareholders have […]

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A very significant admission by the US FERC chairman that the issue of integrating variable sources of power is not such a big issue

Wind Power and Reliability: The Roles of Baseload and Variable Resources Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Jon Wellinghoff has stated that “baseload capacity is going to become an anachronism” and that no new nuclear or coal plants may ever be needed in the United States. Quote from Press Release: “1.  This fact sheet explains […]

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Intermittent energy source – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Latest version – feel free to comment or edit – strangely, has a large number of refrences from the claverton site. Jump to: navigation, search Erie Shores Wind Farm monthly output over a two year period An intermittent energy source is a source of electric power generation that may be uncontrollably variable or more intermittent than […]

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Day One -20th May – of the forthcoming All Energy conference in Aberdeen

www.all-energy.co.uk re the Grid, the second one being the one I’ve put together re the Legal and Financial Infrastructure. I have Aily Armour-Biggs (a Clavertonite) chairing it, plus a Scottish Government speaker, Mike McElhinney, and a lawyer from Talisman Energy, Jacquelynn Craw, who is very familiar with the North Sea MasterDeed legal infrastructure

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