Boris Johnson promises a UK offshore wind revolution – but China holds the monopoly on vital 'rare earth' metals

China has a monopoly on rare earth metals, so where will the materials for the UK's wind revolution come from?

Allan Walton, Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: china boris-johnson uk-energy renewable-energy wind-farms offshore-wind rare-earth-elements

Renewable energy supply and demand during lockdown – and the best time to bake bread

Consumers can play their part in reducing carbon emissions by choosing to shift their energy use to when renewable generation is at its daily peak.

Timur Yunusov, Postdoctoral Researcher on Flexibility in Energy Demand, University of Reading • conversation
June 29, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: lockdown uk-energy renewable-energy national-grid carbon-intensity energy-demand

We analysed electricity demand and found coronavirus has turned weekdays into weekends

Three ways coronavirus is already impacting Britain’s energy systems.

Tom Bassett, Senior Engineer, Active Building Centre, Swansea University • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  coronavirus  uk-energy-policy  uk-energy

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