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Why have more renewables in Germany and Australia led to an increase in carbon emissions and blackouts?

Last week’s Contracts for Difference auction results show offshore wind at its lowest ever cost. This reflects the trend which will see more and more renewables put on the system.

In the years to come, we can expect to see a range of new grid technologies deployed to enhance distribution and transmission as well as the emergence of micro-grids. These developments could theoretically enable a 100% renewables energy system – a system that does not have to resort to massive overcapacity to meet demand, but what about in the short and medium term?

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Why electric vehicles present the ideal communications debate

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the hot topic of the moment.

Recent media announcements have brought EVs to the front pages, rather than the business pages as we’re normally accustomed. We’ve seen EV announcements recently by Tesla and Volvo as well as a UK Government commitment to ban cars with internal combustion engines from 2040.

The dizzying array of viewpoints on EVs highlights the disjointed approach to their introduction. 

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