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A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama

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  • Both gas and electricity prices continue around the previous 12-month levels, with some unpredictability week on week. This is especially apparent on short-term electricity as, with the bigger effects of wind and solar, the price does not always track gas equivalents. Read More...
  • Short-term gas prices continue to recover as average temperatures fall back to seasonal levels and renewable inputs fall back from the extreme. Norwegian gas supplies returned from maintenance earlier than expected, which limited the short-term price gain. Read More...
  • The Renewable Heat Incentive reforms that were originally laid before parliament and then withdrawn in mid-March have not yet been re-laid and latest news suggests that this may not be until after the summer recess. The Governmental changes mean that parliamentary clearance needs to be sought again for the reforms and this requires scrutiny by a group called the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments. Read More...
  • Short term prices took a shift upwards last week and in the case of gas, recovering much of the previous week's price fall. Volatility is being caused by unpredictable extremes in wind and solar generation. Reduced wind power input, in particular, caused  extra demand for gas-fired generation, with gas import difficulties also helping to move prices higher. Read More...
  • Evidence suggests that LED lights, which are well matched to plant requirement, can stimulate greater plant growth and crop yield than conventional assimilation lighting (e.g. high-pressure sodium).  In fact, when used in underground or vertical farms, LED’s can even be used to substitute natural light altogether. Read More...

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