Does Tajikistan hold the answers to Central Asia’s net zero transition?

The IEA has helped produce a roadmap for the nation to take advantage of its hydropower capabilities and believes it could be a provider for the rest of Central Asia if it can do so

Carbon hits record price in Europe following COP26

The climate summit has seen the price hike by more than double since the start of the year, as governments look to curb its impacts through new agreements

Cost of EVs to rise as China dominates the market

A new study has found more than half the EVs made in 2026 will be coming from China – and as the price in lithium rises, so will the price of the cars

Data Communications Company unveils five-year smart meter plan

The organisation aims to enable faster switching, boost innovation and help the UK become more sustainable

Ofgem sets out medium-term objectives amid changing energy sector

The regulator notes its main priority is to continue to ‘protect the interests of existing and future consumers’

In pictures: The Energy Solutions Show

Various technologies were showcased, from energy storage to electric vehicles, procurement to sustainability, renewable energy and flexibility to much more

The Crude Oil Outlook for 2019

Throughout 2018, many market analysts found the price of oil difficult to predict, with economic and political events confounding market expectations and leading to inaccurate predictions

Automation and AI
Energy sector ‘is underestimating the value of AI and automation’

A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute suggests intelligent automation in the sector could save up to $813 billion over the next three years

Business deal
The Monarch Partnership buys EIC and T-Mac Technologies

The transaction will create a major utility consultancy, which will employ 250 people and boast combined revenues of £20 million

Taxes
Are council-owned energy firms burning a hole in the taxpayer’s pocket?

A new investigation by The Times suggests many council-owned suppliers regularly lose taxpayer money