Renewable energy - what's in it for us?

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Talk given to Young Planners Cymru on 30th March 2013. Covering renewable energy and its implications for Wales.

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  • Renewable energy - what's in it for us?

    1. 1. Renewableenergy:where‘sbenefit?the@davidoclubb
    2. 2. Facts about Welsh energy useQuantity coal wasted8 words per slide**except this one, quotations and graphs
    3. 3. UK renewable energyEnergy WalesroadmapRenewable energyhttp://goo.gl/B6XMVhttp://goo.gl/ar4iqhttp://goo.gl/S3Hfddirective
    4. 4. “Our energy consumptionkeepsIncreasing”BBC Wales “Carwyn Jones talks of how to meet Wales energy needs”4th February 2013
    5. 5. YearMTOEhttp://goo.gl/oSMyVUK energy use
    6. 6. 024681012020,00040,00060,00080,000100,000120,0002005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010Walesas%ofUKEnergyconsumptioninWales,GWhTotal energy consumption inWales (left axis)Wales as % of UK (right axis)Around 8% forindustrial andcommercial (combined)Around 5% for bothdomestic andtransportsDuncan Millard, DECC
    7. 7. Conclusion 1energy use has decreasedin Wales**6-year perspective
    8. 8. Cost£Efficiency
    9. 9. “Macro” level“Micro” level
    10. 10. http://www.roadmap2050.eu/downloads
    11. 11. Poyry consulting, EWEA, 2010
    12. 12. In these financiallystraightenedtimes, myconstituents believe itis unwise to makeconsumerspay, through taxpayersubsidy, for inefficientand intermittentenergy productionthat typifies onshorewind turbines.Glyn Davies MP, 2012
    13. 13. Thermal efficiency of electricity generationwww.ynnicymru.org.uk/blog/the-efficiency-of-wind-generation
    14. 14. Fuel Total amountused% used for electricitygenerationAmount used forelectricity generationWaste (TWh)Gas 905.9 TWh 34 308 TWh 159Coal 51.1 Mt 82 41.9 Mt (303 TWh) 195Wind 1330 mtoe 100 1330 mtoe 0Total 354DECC http://goo.gl/NkGk6
    15. 15. 1 TWh istheUK’sdailyelectricityconsumptionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_electricity_consumption
    16. 16. Conclusion 2energy use will continuedecreasing* in Wales*expert analysis
    17. 17. http://goo.gl/0uxBnWales share of UK generation fallen from 9% in 2004 to 7.4% in 2011
    18. 18. http://goo.gl/0uxBn
    19. 19. Conclusion 3‘trad’ energy generation ison it’s way outin Wales
    20. 20. 05001,0001,5002,0002,500GWhWind, wave, solarHydroBioenergyDuncan Millard, DECCRenewable generation by source, Wales
    21. 21. Renewable capacity per capita for alladministrations: 201100.10.20.30.40.50.60.70.80.91Scotland Wales Northern Ireland EnglandkW/capitaSource: ONS for census data; DUKES for renewable energy installation data. Thanks to Dr Richard Cowell, Cardiff University
    22. 22. Conclusion 4‘trad’ energy generation isbeing replaced by*renewables in Wales*not quickly enough
    23. 23. need to prioritisefunding to pay forthose public serviceswhich we all rely on..……… job creation22/05/2013
    24. 24. “As the leader ofPlaidCymru, creating jobsand improving theWelsh economy hasbeen my numberone priority”22/05/201323/05/2013
    25. 25. http://goo.gl/0BEzJ
    26. 26. 1. DECC; http://goo.gl/uRHpB2. BBC; http://goo.gl/A6UfV3. Cardiff Uni/Regeneris Consulting; http://goo.gl/A16CnLoad factor (%) 48 27Jobs/installed GW 50 287Annual output (TWh) 4.2 2.4Jobs/TWh 12 121
    27. 27. 10 x the jobs!
    28. 28. that‘sper head£36Area Nominal projectsize (MW)Communitybenefits (£/yr)Business impact(£)Lifetime total (£)Powys 480 3.8m 25m 120mwww.ynnicymru.org.uk/blog/powys-wheres-your-50-million/per yearwww.ifs.org.uk/bns/bn131.pdfhttp://goo.gl/eeMHI
    29. 29. community benefitbusiness opportunities
    30. 30. David ClubbDirector, RenewableUK Cymrudavid.clubb@renewableuk.com“Renewable energy – where’s the benefit?”Young Planners Cymru30th May 2013@davidoclubbwww.ynnicymru.org.ukwww.linkedin.com/groups/Ynni-Cymru-4880463?

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