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Informer Issue 469 - 07/07/2020

This week’s headlines: demand on the GB transmission system falls to its lowest-ever level; MPs have urged action to remove barriers to greater deployment of offshore wind; and the regulator has stressed the importance of delivering more investment for less as it prepares to set out new network price controls.

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Informer Issue 468 - 30/06/2020

This week’s headlines: using surplus renewable generation to produce hydrogen could significantly boost renewable generators’ revenues in the decades ahead; Ofgem is easing the burden of the increased costs of balancing the system during Covid-19; and wind helps the UK break another renewables record in the first quarter of the year.

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Informer Issue 467 - 23/06/2020

This week’s headlines: the UK energy sector has an unprecedented window of opportunity to transform the way it operates and develop new products and services; a pioneering energy storage project secures government backing; and academics have developed an intelligent wind system which they claim will reduce the risk of power cuts.

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Informer Issue 466 - 16/06/2020

This week’s headlines: an industry group claims a more flexible energy system could have saved consumers £133m in lockdown balancing costs; sunny weather and low demand are expected to result in record FiT charges; and more support is urged to help community energy grow.

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Informer Issue 465 - 09/06/2020

This week’s headlines: plans for a UK emissions trading scheme have been unveiled ahead of leaving the EU; an industry body has called on the Government to set out a clear plan for the long-term future of battery storage to help unlock growth; and corporates are stepping up their commitments to reduce carbon footprints despite the pandemic.

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Informer Issue 464 - 02/06/2020

This week’s headlines: many of the UK’s biggest businesses have called on the Government to use the Covid-19 economic recovery as a springboard to faster decarbonisation; new figures show renewables investors reap much bigger rewards than backers of fossil fuels; and the UK’s largest solar project gets the green light.

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Informer Issue 463 - 26/05/2020

This week’s headlines: strong investor appetite for renewable projects is highlighted by new figures; changes to the Capacity Market will make it easier for new technologies to bid for contracts; and a new report says flexibility is becoming increasingly important for security of supply.

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Informer Issue 462 - 19/05/2020

This week’s headlines: re-opening the door to onshore wind in the UK has helped it move up the league table of the world’s most attractive locations for investing in renewables; a cyber-attack affects Elexon’s internal email system; and Ofgem approves changes to end double charging on storage.

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Informer Issue 461 - 12/05/2020

This week’s headlines: an influential Government advisor says the UK should invest heavily to accelerate the electrification of heat and transport to boost the post-Covid 19 economic recovery; a new tool to help ensure grid stability during low demand has been used for the first time; and MPs are to look into the potential of low-carbon hydrogen.

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Informer Issue 460 - 05/05/2020

This week’s headlines: Renewable generation is forecast to continue to grow in 2020 despite the global shock to the energy system; National Grid ESO seeks emergency powers to disconnect embedded generation; and a number of major renewables projects in the UK have been given a delivery extension.

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