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.
Posted on: 06/07/2021
Informer Issue 519 - 06/07/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Unabated coal generation will end in 2024 after the planned ban was brought forward; Networks have set out plans to spend billions of pounds in the years ahead to pave the way for Net Zero; Outages at conventional generation plants have been blamed as a key factor behind last winter’s tight margins.
Posted on: 29/06/2021
Informer Issue 518 - 29/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: The demand for 100% renewable energy from leading companies is rising strongly; A report says the Government has failed to come up with the policies to achieve its ambitions on emissions reduction; Rising raw material costs could temporarily push up the price of renewable energy projects.
Posted on: 22/06/2021
Informer Issue 517 - 22/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Increasing electrification means it is vital the UK prepares for the impacts of climate change on the grid; Figures show new wind capacity reached an all-time last year and further strong growth lies ahead and BEIS confirms it plans to stage two Capacity Market auctions next year.
Posted on: 15/06/2021
Informer Issue 516 - 15/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Leaders of the G7 agree a package of measures including accelerating renewables to tackle climate change; A report calls for a new approach for meeting the costs of decarbonising the energy system; A growing focus on reducing emissions and the Covid recovery are expected to fuel rising carbon prices in the year ahead.
Posted on: 08/06/2021
Informer Issue 515 - 08/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Clean energy investment is bouncing back but is forecast to fall well short of what is needed for net zero; Prices for REGOs continue to recover as energy demand rises; A vehicle-to-grid trial highlights opportunities for homeowners to save by providing grid flexibility.
Posted on: 01/06/2021
Informer Issue 514 - 01/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: A report warns the UK risks becoming a net importer of renewable energy due to transmission charging favouring overseas generators; Ambitious targets mean an offshore wind turbine must be installed every day for the next 9 years; More than 70 organisations demand action to support community energy on the road to net-zero.
Posted on: 25/05/2021
Informer Issue 513 - 25/05/2021
This week's energy news headlines: A report warns that growing reliance on wind and solar generation means the UK needs to be prepared for extreme weather conditions; Investing in greater energy flexibility is seen as a “no regrets” opportunity to save consumers billions; The first auction under the UK’s new emissions trading scheme sees carbon prices top £50 a tonne.
Posted on: 18/05/2021
Informer Issue 512 - 18/05/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Views are sought on proposals for a £3.4bn high-voltage power link between Scotland and England; A new taskforce is launched to help accelerate digitalisation across the energy sector; A report claims tapping into heat deep underground could kickstart the green recovery.