Liam Stoker delivers his verdict on the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 progress report and its calls for the government to – finally – grasp the nettle and deliver change in line with its net zero ambitions.
Liam Stoker Editor-in-chief, Current±
Liam is editor-in-chief at Solar Media, the publisher of Current± and other titles including Solar Power Portal. Liam edits the UK-facing titles and has done since 2015, having joined the publisher as a reporter the same year. Previously, Liam has held positions at other London-based B2B publishers such as Pageant Media and Progressive Media.
Recent articles by Liam Stoker
SSE has unveiled a plan to spend more than £7 billion on major low carbon infrastructure projects over the next five years, supporting net zero ambitions and spurring a green recovery from the COVID pandemic.
Full CfD proposals include prospective changes to technology pots, negative pricing and energy storage
The formal consultation document on changes to the Contracts for Difference scheme includes a potential revision of technology pots, an extension of the negative pricing rule and a relaxation of energy storage metering requirements.
The UK is to host what’s been described as the world’s largest, most ambitious energy flexibility market trial, part of two separate energy pilot projects launched today.
Ofgem has said that “more thought” is needed on how demand-side response (DSR) units can incorporate limited duration technologies, such as storage, when bidding for Capacity Market contracts.
Following BP’s announcement that it will now pursue the ‘ambition’ of attaining net zero status by 2050, Liam Stoker reflects on announcement, what BP has actually said and, crucially, what it hasn’t.
Global oil and gas major BP is to “fundamentally re-organise” its business, establishing a new low carbon power unit and doubling down on clean investments in a bid to become net zero by 2050.
Engie is on the hunt for a new chief executive after its board of directors elected not to reappoint incumbent Isabelle Kocher.
A number of battery storage assets successfully landed capacity agreements in last week’s T-3 Capacity Market auction by listing as demand side response (DSR) assets.
Power companies are to be fined £10.5 million and an already planned review into the electricity system operator (ESO) accelerated following Ofgem’s investigation into the nationwide blackout on 9 August 2019.
Liam Stoker reflects on a General Election victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives and looks at what the returning PM will have to do for the climate and energy sectors with his self-described “stonking” mandate.
Current±’s 2020 predictions series kicks off with insight from Pivot Power chief Matt Allen and Electron’s JoJo Hubbard, who offer their predictions for the energy transition in 2020.