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Build more houses, stupid!?

Those working in the housing sector are unlikely to take much heart from this year’s party conferences, which were sorely lacking in substantive policy proposals to address the systemic housing crisis that exists in the UK today.

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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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