Lockdown Adds To The Energy Sector’s Challenges

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As if climate change, the energy trilemma and Brexit’s aftermath weren’t sufficient concerns, the sector must now recalibrate its responses to counter the Covid-19 pandemic’s economic effects, learns Brian Attwood.

Over the previous three years, it proved impossible to consider any aspect of the process industry landscape without a nod to the likely and present effects of the UK’s withdrawal from Europe.

It’s safe to assume that a similar period and more besides will now be spent factoring in the Covid-19 effect.

gradient-quote In recent years, driven by the growing affordability and availability, switching away from fossil fuels to renewables has become more straightforward. Today, renewables produce more than 20% of the UK’s electricity, and that figure is forecast to rise to 30% by 2030. gradient-quote-right
Shylesh Muralidharan, Director of Product Management, Energy & Sustainability Services at ENGIE Impact

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