UK ex-Big 6 CEOs and chief energy civil servant: way forward is local, smart and renewable

Signal of change / UK ex-Big 6 CEOs and chief energy civil servant: way forward is local, smart and renewable

By Will Dawson / 03 Aug 2017

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UK ex-Big 6 CEOs and chief energy civil servant in Sunday Times: way forward is local, smart and renewable.

 

Local minnows show the way for power giants

We welcome the government announcements on the smart future for electricity and the banning of petrol and diesel cars by 2040 ("Giant batteries to store green energy", News, last week). The UK electricity market is undergoing a rapid transformation with renewables near to the point of needing no subsidy.

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Further development spotted by Iain Watt:

UK energy tech backed by former Big Six boss to drive peer-to-peer energy trading

A British energy technology firm pioneering peer-to-peer energy trading is paving the way for energy customers to buy and sell electricity in local market clusters through a major deal with one of the Netherlands largest energy suppliers.

What might the implications of this be? What related signals of change have you seen?

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