All articles by Andrew Tunnicliffe

Andrew Tunnicliffe

Price caps and politics: inside the UK’s energy cost crisis

UK consumers could pay up to $3,632 for energy heading into winter, leaving many facing a perilous shortfall. How did the country get here?

A breeze, not a storm: inside wind power investment

Many hoped that 2021 would be a better year for new wind investments, but reality did not meet expectations. We ask why.

Industrial biomass: is it a mass movement?

Biomass is one contender for replacing fossil fuels, but questions over its suitability, and the sustainability of its source, remain.

The US EV market’s need to shift a gear

With the US lagging behind Europe and China in the transition to electric vehicles, how could the country meet its ambitions?

Europe’s winds of climate change

We speak with WindEurope’s Viktoriya Kerelska about how sluggish wind permitting approvals can be overcome.

Making blue from RED – the potential of salinity gradient power

Harnessing the power of the oceans for energy has long been a possibility, but on a smaller scale than we’d have hoped for so far.

Ambition, progress and discord: the EU’s offshore wind ambitions

Leading the way in offshore wind, Europe has a lot to be proud of. However, the EU itself warns there is much more still to do if it is to achieve its carbon goals. We talk with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis about how the bloc’s ambitions can be funded and what the hidden dangers might be.

Transition and upskill: is the offshore industry well placed to do both?

As the renewable energy sector continues to expand, education and training, together with upskilling and reskilling, will only become more important according to OPITO CEO John McDonald. We hear about the steps the company is taking to develop the offshore workforce of the future and what that future might look like.

Hyllie: how Swedish prosumption could set a precedent for smart cities

Through the use of advanced smart grids, the Swedish district of Hyllie is blazing a trail for “prosumer” culture, creating a smart city that both produces and uses its own energy. We talk with Peder Berne of E.ON Sweden about the future of the smart city and how Sweden could prove to be a testbed for cities around the world.

Critics and collaboration: how the IEA governs bioenergy sustainability

Although classed as a renewable energy source, bioenergy has its detractors. Regardless, it continues to make a significant contribution to the global energy mix. We explore the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme and how collaboration can help advance the sector and counter its critics.