Andy Colthorpe and Liam Stoker are back reviewing the pivotal clean energy headlines from around the globe. Liam reports back from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi where the future of the Middle East’s power grid was up for debate before the discussion moves on to Australia’s bush fires, the nation’s relationship with coal and what ‘Scotty from marketing’ might be able to learn from Germany.
Countries in the Persian Gulf are coming to terms with the realities of greater proliferation of renewable energy, eyeing secondary reserve, flexible generation and grid management to cater for an expected explosion of solar capacity in the region.
Iberdrola’s record investment into renewables and networks is outperforming expectations, freeing the utility to invest even more creating a “virtuous circle of growth”, the company’s chairman has said.
Solar Media's Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe are back for episode three of the Solar Media Podcast, discussing what's necessary for economies to reach net zero status - and, crucially, when that can be reached - while also taking a look at the recent spate of technology partnerships in the power sector. Meanwhile, Andy looks back at what's been a bumper month for energy storage developments worldwide.