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Informer Issue 508 - 20/04/2021

This week's energy news headlines: Electricity demand in the first quarter of the year has recovered to pre-Covid levels; Industry bodies call for emissions trading schemes across Europe to be linked ahead of COP26; A campaign to encourage businesses to commit to 100% renewable energy hits a key milestone.

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Informer Issue 507 - 13/04/2021

This week's energy news headlines: The system operator expects electricity demand to be higher this summer although still to be impacted by the pandemic; Electric vehicles achieved a record market share of new car sales last month; Nine energy data projects win backing under a competition to address challenges in delivering net zero.

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Informer Issue 507 - 06/04/2021

This week's energy news headlines: Government is proposing a legally-binding target for restoring power following a major incident; A subsidy-free 260 acre solar farm in Wales has been declared the UK's largest; The system operator says a move to procuring its STOR balancing service on a daily basis is an important step transitioning away from fossil fuels.

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Informer Issue 506 - 30/03/2021

This week's energy news headlines: The system operator and Ofgem both name digital transformation as a top priority for the year ahead; Increased renewable generation and lower demand helped UK energy emissions fall sharply last year; Most business leaders believe they should be doing more to measure and monitor their environmental impact

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Informer Issue 505 - 23/03/2021

This week's top headlines include: Britain is set to have just one coal-fired plant left in operation by the end of next year; a report says changes to the system for network charging will have major impacts on decarbonisation progress; and National Grid agrees a deal to acquire Western Power Distribution in a ‘transformational’ move.

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Informer Issue 504 - 16/03/2021

This week's top headlines include: The regulator is pressing ahead with plans to reduce returns for distribution network operators in a move it said would cut charges by £2bn; The latest T-4 Capacity Market auction clears at £18/kW/year, around 12% higher than previously; The Government announces a £95m investment in offshore wind port facilities.

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Informer Issue 503 - 09/03/2021

A group of network operators appeal over plans to reduce their rate of return which they say could put net zero targets at risk; Energy industry groups argue the Budget didn’t go far enough to stimulate a green recovery; and The latest T-1 Capacity Market clears at a record high with battery projects securing a significant number of agreements.

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Informer Issue 502 - 02/03/2021

National Grid predicts tight system margins for later this week; Government announces that the UK's post-Brexit Emissions Trading System is set to launch in May; and a ‘ground-breaking’ change to the BSC will enable assets such as storage to play a greater role in balancing the system.

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Informer Issue 501 - 23/02/2021

Works gets underway on a digital energy map to harness the power of data to support the push to net zero; a High Court judge quashes Government approval for a 1.8GW offshore wind project; and a think-tank says the Texas blackouts highlight the need for GB to be ready for ‘Black Swan’ events.

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Informer Issue 500 - 16/02/2021

Using battery storage to balance the grid could deliver major savings for energy users; 2020 saw GB edge close to the power system of the future, but the next steps will be harder; calls for reform of transmission charging as figures show Scottish generators hit hard.

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