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Top ten takeaways from UK shale gas summit

Last week I attended SMi’s timely Shale Gas Environmental Summit in London.  Timely because the UK government is now sending clear messages that there is too much hot air spouted about shale gas and believes it will not be a game-changer as in the United States. Here are my top ten ‘takeaways’ from the summit, … Continue reading »

DECC report sets earthquake magnitude limit of 0.5 for Cuadrilla shale gas fracking

An independent report published today by the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) recommends shale gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be immediately halted if seismic activity is recorded of a magnitude (M) of 0.5 or above, far below Cuadrilla Resources’ proposed level of 1.7M. Shale gas developer Cuadrilla Resources, which last September claimed … Continue reading »

British Geological Survey’s shale gas groundwater study to omit Cuadrilla’s fracking sites

The British Geological Survey’s (BGS) study to establish levels of methane in groundwater in the UK will not include sites ‘fracked’ by Cuadrilla Resources in Lancashire. These sites operated by Cuadrilla, which last year claimed that a 500 square mile area around Blackpool, Preston and Southport contains enough methane to meet national gas demand for … Continue reading »

British Geological Survey: Cuadrilla’s shale gas estimate unreliable, to release new figure

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is working on a new estimate of the amount of shale gas in Lancashire’s Bowland Basin after suggesting Cuadrilla Resources’ figure of 200 trillion cubic feet (tcf) – enough to meet national natural gas demand for 56 years – could be flawed. Head of energy Mike Stephenson said it is … Continue reading »

  • @ Good article about how capacity market might work. Risk of overburdening consumers with cap payments…
  • @ Early CCGTs would prob run baseload but business case weakens with each new plant. Can't all run baseload with wind/nukes.
  • Capacity payments and demand-side response payments not subject to Levy Control Framework. DECC would prefer to pay for latter to cut costs
  • DECC's Jonathan Brearley: 37 GW of new gas unlikely to be compatible with 100g CO2/KWh. Higher level of carbon in target would be needed
  • DECC's Jonathan Brearley: 26 GW of new unabated gas by 2030 compatible with decarb target of 100g of CO2/KWh