Energy

Too much Goblin can be bad for your Elf this Christmas….

Posted by Dr Paul Maryan, Ricardo Energy & Environment Managing Consultant on 21 December 2016

We all know that in mythology, Goblins are mischievous, ugly, dwarf-like creatures, while the elf is a small, delicate and elusive. What the hell has this got to do with industrial decarbonisation in the coming decade I hear you cry though a mouthful of mince pie?

The 2050 Decarbonisation Roadmap Action Plans are coming – and they are going to be very important!

Posted by Dr Paul Maryan, Ricardo Energy & Environment Managing Consultant on 24 May 2016

With 2050 Decarbonisation Roadmaps set to become the central focus for the UK’s industrial energy policy, Paul Maryan asks: what is expected of industry and how can businesses prepare?

The future for renewables in the UK

Posted by Raphael Sibille, Senior Consultant on 13 May 2016

Support for the lowest cost and most widespread renewable energy technologies has been reduced by the UK government since the general election last year. Solar farms and onshore wind have been singled out for special attention and have been excluded from vital subsidy mechanisms. Cuts to the feed-in tariff have made smaller projects a challenge. Success has come at a price.

Wheeling charges made easy

Posted by Thomas Amram, Consultant on 9 October 2015

Aimed at de-mystifying the topic for industry experts and newcomers alike, power network expert Thomas Amram explores the fundamentals of 'wheeling charge' and the importance of choosing a system that secures the best deal for network providers, asset owners and users 

A low carbon future will change power distribution

Posted by Sarah Carter, Managing Consultant on 6 May 2015

Last month I attended the Utility Week Live conference in Birmingham to deliver a presentation on how Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) may need to change their business models as we transition to a low carbon future.