Just days after the world’s longest under-sea power cable began transferring hydroelectric energy from Norway to the UK, there are now concerns the Norwegians won’t have enough for themselves, as an energy crisis hits Northern Europe, due to lack of water. Nordic countries currently face worsening energy security as reservoirs providing the water for hydroelectric power generation are running dry. As a result, energy prices are soaring. Nordic power prices were five times higher in September this year than they were a year ago, according to Bloomberg.
Independent 4th Oct 2021 read more »
Britain may have to build more polluting gas-fired power stations to help keep the lights on in coming winters, the boss of one of the country’s biggest energy groups has suggested. Alistair Phillips-Davies, chief executive of SSE, said it was not “beyond the realms of possibility” that more such plants would be needed because of the “issues” the energy system was facing.
Times 5th Oct 2021 read more »