Posted on: 14/09/2021
Informer Issue 529 - 14/09/2021
This week's energy news headlines: BEIS is looking to invest £265m a year to support major green energy projects under the next CfD round; Investors are asking private firms to be more transparent on environmental performance; Wholesale energy prices have continued to set new records as low wind generation and high gas prices persist.
Posted on: 07/09/2021
Informer Issue 528 - 07/09/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Low levels of wind generation have led to a coal-fired plant being brought back into service; Cutting grid connection costs for charging stations are among Ofgem’s priorities to enable rapid acceleration of EVs; New figures show power imports hit a record high last month.
Posted on: 31/08/2021
Informer Issue 527 - 31/08/2021
This week's energy news headlines: A record pipeline of renewable projects could bid in the upcoming CfD auction; New figures show the UK remains the world leader for offshore wind capacity;A project is launched to capture waste heat from transformers to supply local homes and businesses.
Posted on: 24/08/2021
Informer Issue 526 - 24/08/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Rising raw material prices are pushing wind turbine prices up; Artificial intelligence could help the grid forecast solar generation minutes ahead; The Government writes to key business sectors urging them to make greener choices to help the net zero push.
Posted on: 17/08/2021
Informer Issue 525 - 17/08/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Concerns that some energy firms are exaggerating their environmental benefits has led to an inquiry; The regulator has welcomed provisional backing for its network price control proposals; Applications for the fourth CFD round will open in December.
Posted on: 10/08/2021
Informer Issue 524 - 10/08/2021
This week's energy news headlines: A stark UN report warns urgent action is now needed on emissions to avoid a climate catastrophe; Record levels of utility-scale storage sites were added to the planning pipeline in Q2; A study finds that more sustainable firms deliver better returns for investors.
Posted on: 03/08/2021
Informer Issue 523 - 03/08/2021
This week's energy news headlines: More of the UK’s electricity came from renewables than fossil fuels for the first time last year; MPs warn that actions need to be taken now to avoid EV charging causing blackouts; New figures show the market for flexibility services including DSR is booming.
Posted on: 27/07/2021
Informer Issue 522 - 27/07/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Tight margins may be seen on the grid again this winter but the system operator is confident of meeting demand; The Government is calling for evidence on barriers to the growth of long-duration and large scale electricity storage; A raft of proposals are put forward by BEIS and Ofgem to ensure a more flexible energy system.
Posted on: 20/07/2021
Informer Issue 521 - 20/07/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Consumer behaviour and clear government policies will be critical to achieve net zero; Power demand is set to rise by almost 5% this year and outstrip growth in renewable capacity; Electricity system prices hit their highest for almost a decade in Q2.
Posted on: 13/07/2021
Informer Issue 520 - 13/07/2021
This week's energy news headlines: The targets for back-up power in the next Capacity Market auctions are announced; A report warns of concerns over the impact of offshore wind growth on communities; Green energy projects in the pipeline could recover almost all the jobs lost in the pandemic.