Janet is currently the editor of New Power (www.newpower.info), a monthly report and database on UK power sector development and the UK’s evolving energy industry.
She has been a journalist covering the power and energy sector for 25 years, covering technology, policy and politics as editor of magazines including Power Engineering, Asian Electricity, Middle East Electricity and Utility Week. Janet is interested in utility supply to consumers and the inter-relation between heat, gas, electricity and water supplies. In 2001 she launched a magazine, Earthed, about small-scale renewable energy (heat and power) in the UK – sadly ahead of its time.
She has a BSc in Physics and Chemistry and is the author of two books for the IET, on nuclear power and on local heat and power projects in the UK.
Mercury Renewables (Carrowleagh) has applied for planning permission for a wind farm and associated hydrogen electrolyser in Ireland with the aim of meeting Ireland’s need to decarbonise heavy transport.
The UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) has slammed the government over its slow progress towards its commitments and said it has to take action both to speed up progress towards its legal targets and to regain its international leadership role. It said “Our confidence in the UK meeting its goals from 2030 onwards is now markedly less than a year ago”.
As the pendulum of carbon zero energy source appears to be swinging back in the favour of hydrogen (at least measured by the number of recent press announcements) we’ve asked our energy expert Janet Wood to take a look at the production process and most importantly to water, the elixir of life, and the key role it plays in the hydrogen production process.
BP Aberdeen Hydrogen Energy Limited, a joint venture between bp and Aberdeen City Council, has announced it is seeking tenders for hydrogen electrolyser and compression, storage, and dispensation equipment
Mid January will see the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy set out procurement levels for its upcoming Capacity Market (CM) auction, due to start on 10 February.
Our energy correspondent, Janet Wood, outlines how the volatility in the market for electricity supply and demand is seeing some huge price fluctuations.
Do you want to get a new connection to the electricity network, or boost an existing connection? You may like to hold back on that until April, because after then the capital charge for the connection will fall away.