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Emily Gosden
Energy editor for The Times. emily.gosden@thetimes.co.uk
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Emily Gosden 2h
Bulb says net losses deepened to £24 million last year (from £2 million), but is so far refusing to release the full financial accounts from which those figures are taken. Unusual approach, assuming nothing to hide.
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Emily Gosden 6h
350,000 new solar panels, 100MW output...zero subsidy. Revival of UK solar industry gathers pace with huge ⁩ deal to sell power to beer giant ⁦. Expect to see Budweiser “brewed with 100% renewable electricity” by 2020 ☀️🍻
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Emily Gosden Dec 18
Replying to @lizlaineuk
Is there any possibility that the market itself will develop a solution rather than the government having to create an alternative? Presumably this sharpens potential benefits of installing batteries...
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Emily Gosden Dec 18
Replying to @the_solar_king
Surely excess solar in the UK does not tend to correlate with times of higher demand (i.e. not very sunny at 5pm in winter...)
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Emily Gosden Dec 18
Replying to @SmithMaf
So it sounds like the key is there needs to be a more sophisticated replacement. Is there an element of chicken and egg here tho, that so long as export tariffs exist could that not hamper the market for a more dynamic system?
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Emily Gosden Dec 18
Replying to @wakmax
Thanks. I guess that was my thinking: if you're a larger generator you have to find a buyer, you can't just spill power onto the grid or would surely face imbalance charges etc, so why should this be different? I take your point that there's no way for households to find a buyer.
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Emily Gosden Dec 18
On the solar FiTs decision, a genuine question so don't all shoot me at once... lots of outrage at solar panel owners being 'forced' to give their power away for free... but isn't the alternative that the rest of us are 'forced' to buy their power, whether we want/need it or not?
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Emily Gosden Dec 17
Just when you thought prospects for Britain's shale gas revolution couldn't look any, ahem, shakier... Igas says its shale gas exploratory well hasn't found shale gas
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Emily Gosden Dec 17
Replying to @Sathnam
Nope, Surrey...but many a family holiday spent in the Lakes. When we were little that bit of motorway signified we were vaguely nearly there.
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Emily Gosden Dec 17
Replying to @Sathnam
The bit on the M6 that cuts through the Howgills, just south of Tebay. (Though the train through the same bit is even better...)
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Emily Gosden Dec 14
Replying to @Sean_Kemp @nytimes
Hope you've reported this to the
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Nick Boles MP Dec 13
I have never blocked anyone on Twitter before. I believe politicians should welcome an open debate. But what just tweeted was so beyond the pale that I cannot think of a better way to express my abhorrence. I hope others do the same.
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Emily Gosden Dec 13
What do you do when you're a big coal miner & climate-conscious investors start avoiding you? Rebrand coal with a “fancy new name”, obvs. Love this by on plans to distinguish coking coal (used to make steel) from thermal coal (burnt for power)
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Emily Gosden Dec 13
Congratulations! Hope we'll still see you on the energy circuit now and then...
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Joy Lo Dico Dec 12
Conservative MPs got a vote on their leader in 2016. They chose May. Now they've asked for a second vote. A second vote, people.
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Emily Gosden Dec 11
Please tell I'm not the only one who ended up in a melon-related internet rabbit hole
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Emily Gosden Dec 11
Replying to @ByRobDavies
Rob.
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Emily Gosden Dec 11
Melon latest: apparently it’s a honeydew cc
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Anjli Raval Dec 11
Replying to @emilygosden
Big melon that.
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Emily Gosden Dec 11
Replying to @emilygosden
The BGS tells me that it received six reports from people who felt this morning's 1.5 magnitude earth tremor. The furthest was 2.3 kilometres from the epicentre. That compares with the 1.1 magnitude tremor in Oct which was only felt by people right near the site itself.
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