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Informer Issue 433 - 15/10/2019

This week's headlines: a report from the system operator predicts the UK will be able to meet its energy needs this winter even in the event of a no-deal Brexit; the vital role of the energy industry supply chain in delivering net zero is highlighted; and a project is underway to test using electric vans to help provide back-up electricity in a power cut.

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Informer Issue 432 - 08/10/2019

This week's headlines: latest figures show the UK’s progress on decarbonisation has slowed down; the Government has given the green light to a new gas generation project despite concerns; Ofgem names its new chief executive; and businesses are urged to step up their net zero push.

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Informer Issue 431 - 01/10/2019

This week's headlines: both the Conservative and Labour Parties announce a series of measures aimed at accelerating the push to net zero; Ofgem gets tough over missed RO payments; and the Hinkley Point C nuclear project looks set to come in billions of pounds over budget.

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Informer Issue 430 - 24/09/2019

This week's headlines: strike-prices for offshore wind projects fell by 30% in the latest Contracts for Difference auction round; global CO2 emissions rise at their fastest rate for seven years; and Government look to push back the smart meter rollout deadline to 2024.

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Informer Issue 429 - 17/09/2019

This week's headlines: investments in both carbon capture technology and electric vehicle charging points are in the pipeline, as part of a £500m green technology funding pot announced by the Energy Minister; security of supply may need to be reviewed after last month’s major power cut; and a revamp of the Government’s clean growth strategy is planned.

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Informer Issue 428 - 10/09/2019

This week's headlines: the Chancellor has been criticised for a lack of action on climate change in his spending review; more industry co-ordination has been called for to help flexibility achieve its full potential; and Engie are fined for manipulating wholesale gas prices.

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Informer Issue 427 - 03/09/2019

This week's headlines: environmental groups join forces to lobby Chancellor to dramatically increase climate change spending; the UK’s offshore wind capacity could increase by more than 2.8GW through extensions to existing sites; and less than 1% of the UK’s electricity came from coal in the second quarter of the year.

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Informer Issue 426 - 27/08/2019

This week's headlines: a committee of MPs has warned the UK is not on track to achieve its net zero target; lightning is blamed for the major power cut earlier this month; and the UK may have much lower shale gas reserves than previously thought.

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Informer Issue 425 - 20/08/2019

This week's headlines: the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) bidding window has been extended following a legal challenge; Government define the scope of the inquiry into the power cut which occurred earlier this month; and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) outline how gas can help the UK transition to Net Zero.

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Informer Issue 424 - 13/08/2019

This week's headlines: Government order a review into last Friday's power cut; the widest range of organisations ever to come together in support of onshore wind has called on the new Energy Minister to support development of the technology; and The London School of Economics has described a UK Emissions Trading System as the 'worst outcome' post-Brexit.

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