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Informer Issue 546 - 18/01/2022

This week's energy news headlines: A surge in demand for power could see market volatility continue for years ahead; The ScotWind offshore wind auction has been hailed as the start of a new era for the industry; Renewable generators are to pay back £39m under the CfD scheme.

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Informer Issue 545 - 11/01/2022

This week's energy news headlines: Labour has called for a tax on North Sea gas firms to help reduce energy bills for homes and businesses; High carbon prices under the UK Emissions Trading Scheme could lead to an intervention; Electric vehicle sales in the UK surged last year and are forecast to double in 2022.

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Informer Issue 544 - 04/01/2022

This week's energy news headlines: High-level talks have been held to address the threats posed by surging energy costs; The regulator has warned it won’t hesitate to act if it uncovers balancing market manipulation; A report warns growth in internet use could risk energy security.

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Informer Issue 543 - 21/12/2021

This week's energy news headlines: Ofgem is to bring in a series of measures aimed at boosting resilience in the energy sector after a wave of supplier collapses; The latest findings of a regular government poll show public support for renewables continues to grow; Less than a third of UK firms have a strategy in place to reach net zero for their operations.

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Informer Issue 542 - 14/12/2021

This week's energy news headlines: The 4th round of the CfD scheme opens for applications for renewable developers to compete for a share of £285m of annual funding; The costs of the mechanism used to balance the grid have risen by almost 300% compared to last year; The shortfall across the Renewable Obligation schemes hits £218m after supplier failures.

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Informer Issue 540 - 30/11/2021

This week's energy news headlines: The system operator is to look into the reasons behind the high balancing system costs seen in recent weeks; Tidal energy is set for a £20m a year boost under the CfD scheme; Figures show green gas from sources including cow manure is making an increasing contribution to the energy mix.

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Informer Issue 539 - 23/11/2021

This week's energy news headlines: A huge economic opportunity is on offer if businesses and Government work together on Net Zero says the CBI; Rolls-Royce is pressing ahead with plans for a fleet of mini-nuclear reactors; Energy supplier Bulb becomes the biggest casualty of high wholesale energy prices.

Net zero a ‘golden opportunity’ for UK to lead new industrial revolution

The shift to net zero represents a once in a generation opportunity for the UK to lead a new industrial revolution,...

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Informer Issue 538 - 16/11/2021

This week's energy news headlines: The deal struck at COP26 keeps 1.5C alive, but its pulse is weak warns summit president; A key interconnector will return to service well ahead of a previous estimate; The RO mutualisation process is to be triggered for the fourth year in a row.

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Informer Issue 537 - 09/11/2021

Welcome to our second COP26 special edition of our newsletter, The Informer. 

The second week of the conference began with Adaptation, Loss and Damage Day. Former US president Barack Obama addressed world leaders urging them to understand the severity of the crisis, and for individuals to continue to exert pressure on policymakers and corporations while keeping in view the social and political grounds for inaction. Here are the top agreements made so far:

  • 100 countries sign up to...

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Informer Issue 536 - 02/11/2021

Over the next two weeks, we'll be bringing you a couple of special 'COP26' editions of our newsletter, The Informer.

Today is day three of COP26 and we've heard the opening speeches from Sir David Attenborough, Prince Charles and the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who is hosting the conference. We've also heard from world leaders who have outlined their climate plans. The main COP26 headlines so far are:

  • The first major deal has been agreed amongst world leaders to end and restore...

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