Perspective

OPINION: Can Scotland deliver on its green budget?

In an opinion piece published in before Covid-19, Nick Shenken, Clean Energy Partner at TLT, looked at the Scottish Government’s ‘green’ budget   There is no doubt that from a climate change perspective, the headlines contained in the Scottish budget make encouraging reading.…

OPINION: Consumer action is the key to net zero

Chris Harris says so far consumer action on decarbonisation remains an untapped resource. How can it be harnessed?   Climate change has been on the political agenda at least since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, driven by the United Nations…

OPINION: Is this a way to decarbonise heating?

In the February 2020 issue of New Power Report, Jessica Ralston, policy advisor at the Sustainable Energy Association, asked for feedback on SEA’s new proposals to decarbonise domestic heating “It is imperative that carbon emissions must be dramatically reduced. And it is…

Beware a fixed approach to flexibility

Elizabeth Shove, Professor of Sociology at the University of Lancaster warns that a technology-led approach to flexibility could be at odds with the opportunities from changing demand    In the energy sector the topic of flexibility is well and truly established. It…