• Low carbon generation

    Pixie Chart of the week | Germany demonstrates benefit of auction system

    Germany regularly runs auctions to subsidise renewable generation capacity. In 2020, it plans to run 20 auctions – seven solar, seven onshore wind, three biomass and three mixed wind and solar – as well as six for CHP engines, seeking nearly 7GW of capacity in total. The auctions set a...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Pixie Chart of the week | Global energy demand to plateau around 2030: McKinsey

    Consultancy McKinsey published its Global Energy Perspective 2019 in January 2019. It examines energy trends over the period to 2050 under a single reference scenario. Key trends detailed in the report include that electricity consumption will double by 2050 and gas use will continue to grow. However, McKinsey predicts that global primary...