Monday, 21 May 2018

Centrica - British Gas - and Combined Heat and Power

Centrica (British Gas to most of us) is going on the offensive with CHP.
It makes sense:

  • Their business is selling gas
  • The most efficient way to use gas is to produce both heat and electricity
  • New gas-fired power stations are decreasingly attractive to them because of the lower load factors in the present energy mix
Do we want gas CHP? It still produces carbon. But how else are we to heat our homes?
Heat is the biggest challenge to reducing carbon in UK - perhaps the best is the enemy of the good, and we should embrace CHP at least for the moment.