Monthly Archives: July 2012

London Election Results Maps

Here’s a great page from the London DataStore showing recent election results in London:

General Election Results 2010

2012 Mayoral & London Assembly Results

2010 London Borough Election Results

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Cost of different sources of energy

Here are two useful sources for comparing the current and projected prices of different sources of renewable energy.

The first comes from Centre for Climate Change and Economics Policy report: the Case For and Against Onshore Wind Energy in the UK, starting on page 16.

The second comes from the Renewable Roadmap, from which I’ve constructed this table:

Estimated levelised cost ranges for electricity technologies
£/MWh 2010 low 2010 high 2010 median 2020 low 2020 high 2020 median
CCGT £76 £79 £78 £87 £91 £89
Onshore wind £75 £127 £101 £71 £122 £97
Biomass cofiring £94 £110 £102 £93 £110 £102
Biomass conversion £106 £128 £117 £106 £127 £117
AD < 5MW £75 £194 £135 £70 £173 £122
Dedicated biomass £127 £165 £146 £120 £156 £138
Offshore wind £149 £191 £170 £102 £176 £139
Solar PV £202 £380 £291 £136 £250 £193
Marine £162 £340 £251
Estimated levelised cost ranges for heat technologies
£/MWh 2010 low 2010 high 2010 median 2020 low 2020 high 2020 median
Gas £25 £33 £29 £32 £46 £39
Off gas and elec. grid £28 £53 £41 £31 £57 £44
Air source heat pump £44 £55 £50 £42 £53 £48
Ground source heat pump £62 £75 £69 £56 £67 £62
Biomass boilers £40 £99 £70 £43 £102 £73
Electricity £68 £90 £79 £87 £101 £94
Biogas £22 £138 £80 £22 £138 £80
Biomass district heating £61 £156 £109 £65 £159 £112
Source: Renewable Energy Roadmap p 16-17

Labour National Policy Forum- Draft Policy Documents

The National Policy Forum South-East comrades have helpfully posted the draft documents for Labour’s six policy commissions.  These cover:

Although each policy document begins and ends with questions (they are draft documents after all, and the point of them is to encourage submissions from Labour members) the middle bits are also a useful summary of where we are now and current Labour policy.

National Policy Forum- Policy Discussion Documents