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Publications

REF on the Renewables Obligation

REF is often asked for a straightforward account of the Renewables Obligation. This document, co-authored by John Constable of REF and Mr Robert Barfoot, Chairman of North Devon Campaign to Protect Rural England, gives a simple account with many references to further information.


A Global Approach to the Energy Challenge

In this article for the Doosan Babcock journal Energy Brief, REF's Chief Executive, Campbell Dunford, draws on his experience as an energy banker to assess the likelihood an internationally co-ordinated and equitable approach to the provision of energy.
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Is the Future of UK Electricity Dark, Dirty and Costly?

Despite much talk about a new nuclear renaissance in the UK, the prospects of a new nuclear station being commissioned before 2020 look slim. Some believe that, between 2010 and 2020, there is likely to be extended tightness of plant margin caused by lack of generating capacity and, or, tightness in the supply of gas.


Electricity Prices: Fundamental Drivers and Probable Trends

The next decade is likely to be a period of intensifying difficulties in the UK electricity generation sector, with very tight capacity margins, and extreme dependence on imported gas, supplies of which will be constrained and prices high.
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REF response to the Renewables Obligation Consultation 2007

REF response to the Renewables Obligation Consultation 2007


Dr Perry, Report on Indian Biofuel Conferences 2007

Dr Perry, Report on Indian Biofuel Conferences 2007


Campbell Dunford, The Hothouse Effect

Campbell Dunford, The Hothouse Effect

Attachments:
Download this file (cd.euro.ceo.01.07.pdf)cd.euro.ceo.01.07.pdf

Wind Power Modelling

Wind power is currently the least capital intensive of renewable energy technologies capable of large scale deployment, and the UK government has anticipated that much of the growth in the sector will be accounted for by wind. However, there have been persistent concerns that a large wind fleet would place both technical and cost burdens on the UK electricity system, as well as limiting market access for other clean technologies such as firm renewables (biomass, tidal), coal and gas with carbon capture, and nuclear.

 

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Future Proofing UK Energy 2006

Future Proofing UK Energy 2006


REF response to the Scottish Executive 2005-2006 Review of the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order

REF response to the Scottish Executive 2005-2006 Review of the Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Order