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New Power: November issue

DATA: OFFSHORE WIND PROJECT INDEX

INTERVIEW: STEPHEN LITTLECHILD

“I think the sooner the Competition Commission gets involved the sooner we can stop the mistaken polities that have been adopted over the past five years.”

 “All round the world where you get pools you get investigations and you get recriminations and companies are found guilty and fined. That seems to me a universal characteristic of energy pools.”

ANALYSIS:

Lakis Athanasiou says that coal-fired generation is likely to end in Great Britain by 2020

“UK CO2 tax on its current trajectory will push coal to lower load factors than 50%”

“By 2020, coal plant will shut or possibly remain open limited to a maximum run rate of 1500 hours, but only if sufficiently remunerated by a capacity mechanism.”

E.On and RWE are at a crossroads: E.On and RWE are under political pressure in the UK – and still more in their home market in Germany, where the changing nature of electricity generation has placed them under financial pressure. Nigel Hawkins considers their future.

This and much more in this month’s New Power.

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What next for nuclear waste?

Ross Hayman of public relations and stakeholder engagement consultancy Copper says the government should learn from its most recent failed attempt to find a home for nuclear waste. The time for delay is past. The search for an underground site…

In the October 2013 issue

DATA: utility-scale PV projects INTERVIEW: KEVIN MCCULLOUGH, CEO, UK COAL PRODUCTION LTD “I know from my past role [at Npower] where [UK coal- fired power] is coming from and 5-6% is coming from the UK. The country may not want to…

The hardest hit

William Baker describes new research from Consumer Futures that looks at the cost of government energy policies on households and identifies the likely winners and losers.