Category Archives: Renewable energy

Impacts of climate variability and change on the energy sector: A case study for winter 2009/10

By Emma Suckling Secure and reliable energy supplies are an essential part of modern economic life. But the national and global infrastructures that deliver energy are changing rapidly in the face of new and unprecedented challenges, including the need to … Continue reading

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Sunny, Windy Sundays

By Daniel Drew Throughout the day National Grid (the system operator of the electricity network in Great Britain) must ensure there is a balance between the demand for electricity and the amount generated. Historically this has involved forecasting the level … Continue reading

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Helping National Grid manage the sudden growth in solar power

By Daniel Drew “In Britain it had been a year without summer. Wet spring had merged imperceptibly into bleak autumn. For months the sky had remained a depthless grey. Sometimes it rained, but mostly it was just dull, a land … Continue reading

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Spotlight on aviation CO2 emissions

By Emma Irvine Climate change, resulting from emissions of CO2 amongst other factors, is a major topic of research here at Reading. This blog focusses on the emissions from one particular sector, aviation, and progress on tackling them. I write … Continue reading

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Secure and reliable electricity supplies

By David Brayshaw Secure and reliable electricity supplies are an essential part of modern life. The networks and infrastructure that produce and supply this power are, however, changing rapidly across the world due to both socio-economic pressures (e.g., rising demand … Continue reading

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How our electricity supply depends on the weather

by Dirk Cannon                                          Department of Meteorology homepage “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and … Continue reading

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