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On 30 September, DECC announced the level of the 2016/17 renewables obligation. See here for more information on how the calculation was made.
Labour's new Shadow Energy Secretary Lisa Nandy has pledged to 'democratise' the energy system by boosting community-owned renewables across the country. EDIE Reports.
The British public is becoming more aware of the scientific consensus on climate change and the public consensus on renewable energy, a survey shows. The ComRes survey for the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) reveals that adults in Great Britain are more likely than a year ago to know that almost all climate scientists believe climate change is mainly the result of human activities.
Ofgem has published its annual tracking survey of Customer Engagement with the Energy Market, conducted for the eighth time in March 2015 by Ipsos MORI. An improvement in trust in suppliers was recorded, with consumers who stated they trusted suppliers to be open increasing 7 percentage points to 35% and those distrusting them falling 7 percentage points to 37%.
Alastair Martin, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity talks Capacity Market, auctions and demand response.
Newly installed heating and hot water systems are now required to display an energy efficiency label rating under new EU legislation.
On Friday, DECC announced the results of the Capacity Market pre-qualification results. The ADE has completed some initial analysis of the results.
Following the announcement of a review of the business energy efficiency tax landscape at the Summer Budget, this consultation seeks evidence from a number of stakeholders and sets out policy proposals to simplify and improve the effectiveness of the landscape in supporting the Government’s objectives around simplicity, productivity, security of energy supplies and decarbonisation.
The latest regulations on district and community heating and new industry standards will be explained to heat suppliers, such as developers and landlords, at two forthcoming breakfast seminars in central London hosted by ENER-G Switch2 and Winckworth Sherwood.
This draft guidance document is for generators that receive or would like to receive support under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It gives an overview of the support levels available, the types of generating technologies that might be eligible for the scheme and how eligible generators become accredited.
Western Power Distribution's Distributed Generation stakeholder workshop will cover a range of topics including customer service improvements, innovative connections, transmission/distribution interface issues (Statement of Works) and commercial issues including queue management. In the afternoon, there will be an opportunity for attendees to participate in more detailed ‘surgeries’.
The Government today published its Business Energy Tax review consultation. This review is part of the Government’s productivity strategy, which aims to streamline and harmonise energy taxes and carbon reporting policies. The Association has published a briefing on the consultation.
A world-first trial that uses the latest technology to collect waste energy from Tube train brakes has captured enough power to run a large Underground station - opening the way for significant savings across the network.
New government figures released today reveal the renewable energy industry is not only continuing to break records on an increasingly frequent basis, but has also for the first time met more than a quarter of the UK's power demand across a quarter. Business Green reports.
The publications cover new data for the second quarter of 2015. Energy Trends covers statistics on energy production and consumption, in total and by fuel, and provides an analysis of the year on year changes. Energy Prices covers prices to domestic and industrial consumers, prices of oil products and comparisons of international fuel prices.
Heat 2015 conference, hosted on the same day as the Spending Review, will give industry, Government and others the very first opportunity to debate its impact on the future of our energy system. With heat, the hidden engine of our economy, accounting for almost one half of UK energy costs and a Government Spending Review focused on cutting the deficit while delivering priority public services and economic growth - Heat 2015 will examine the key role that heat will play in delivering a sustainable, affordable future.
Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said “To maintain a consistent policy framework until the Renewables Obligation closes, the Scottish Government is retaining the current policy on grandfathering and support levels for solar PV projects in Scotland."
DECC minister Andrea Leadsom said that gas would serve as the critical “bridge” away from coal and towards a low-carbon system, and that it would be preferable to depend on UK shale supplies rather than overseas imports. Read DECC's blog to find out more.
The CMA has extended the timetable for its investigation into the energy market. The extension is to allow the CMA sufficient time to consider the many detailed responses received from suppliers, consumer groups, government and regulators to the provisional findings and range of potential remedies published in July.