Posted on: 04/08/2020
Informer Issue 473 - 04/08/2020
This week’s headlines: the regulator unveils proposals to enable local energy networks to meet growing demand for power; Government is to set out a timeline to review the future of the Climate Change Agreement scheme; and moves to ensure microbusinesses get a better deal on their energy supply are announced.
Posted on: 28/07/2020
Informer Issue 472 - 28/07/2020
This week’s headlines: a report from the grid operator predicts demand-side response will become increasingly valuable in the years ahead as Britain shifts towards net-zero; Government announces its latest funding to fuel a green recovery; and Ofgem’s scheme to help energy innovators gets a revamp.
Posted on: 21/07/2020
Informer Issue 471 - 21/07/2020
This week’s headlines: the Government believes over 100 large-scale new battery projects could be built after it relaxes planning barriers; the target capacities for the next Capacity Market auction have been unveiled; and work gets underway on a new interconnector to link the UK and Denmark.
Posted on: 14/07/2020
Informer Issue 470 - 14/07/2020
This week’s headlines: the regulator’s proposals to dramatically cut returns for network companies to deliver a ‘fairer’ energy system have been attacked; huge growth in offshore wind has helped investment in renewable energy capacity remain resilient so far this year; and the Chancellor unveils a series of measures aimed at stimulating a green recovery.
Posted on: 07/07/2020
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.
Posted on: 30/06/2020
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.
Posted on: 23/06/2020
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.
Posted on: 16/06/2020
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.
Posted on: 09/06/2020
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.
Posted on: 02/06/2020
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.