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A Christmas Conundrum

Q2 Let us imagine that consumers could buy and store renewable electricity very cheaply when it is windy using a programable smart meter. But the way the market is rigged the producers get paid their guaranteed high price (FIT or ROC) regardless. If consumers are paying below the FIT or ROC price someone must make a loss. Who is that someone? How is this market supposed to work? Continue reading

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Untangling UK Wind power production

This is cross posted from Clive Best. Clive is a physicist of some distinction and a climate and energy blogger with coding skills that go beyond the norm. Clive in my opinion, understands what is important and what is not. In this post he explains the portion of UK wind power generation that is metered by BM reports and that portion that is not. This is vital to the understanding of load factors and the efficiency of UK wind power. Continue reading

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Brave Green World and the Cost of Electricity

Approximately 50% of the recent rise in electricity bills may be attributed to the rise in natural gas and coal prices. The rest may be down to the UK government’s Green, CO2 abatement measures. Continue reading

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