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General articles on energy and natural resources

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Advisory group sector insights

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On Thursday 12 May, the Energy & Natural Resources Community advisory group held their quarterly meeting. As part of the agenda, sector updates were provided and webinar topics and newsletter content for the wider community membership agreed.

Europe’s energy and electricity supply challenges before and after the Ukraine war

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Energy is an essential component of modern life. It impacts our homes through heating and electricity. It also impacts our mobility whether by car, bus, train or airplane. Energy is an important cost of most manufacturing, agricultural and service businesses. It is vital for the economy as a whole.

Chart of the week: Fuel prices

Our chart this week gives a breakdown of what makes up the cost of petrol and diesel, which continue to soar in price despite the temporary cut in fuel duty.

Chart of the week: Europe’s gas supply

Our chart this week looks at Europe’s natural gas supply and its current reliance on Russian gas to keep homes warm, businesses operating and gas-fired power plants generating.

UK scientists may have set a new record for generating energy from nuclear fusion but commercial application still years away

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Scientists in Oxford have set a record for generating energy from nuclear fusion, which is seen as a potential future source of near limitless power, however the experiment still consumed more energy to create the fusion reaction than the energy released by it, but a sustained fusion event like this is a major advance.

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