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Informer Issue 440 - 03/12/2019

This week’s headlines: major companies are increasingly looking to use their influence with suppliers and policymakers to encourage wider take-up of renewable energy; the number of battery storage projects in the pipeline in the UK has risen dramatically; and renewable energy projects are set to make their debut in the Capacity Market.

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Informer Issue 439 - 26/11/2019

This week’s headlines: The renewables industry criticises Ofgem’s confirmation of plans to overhaul the charging regime; a survey finds businesses struggling to achieve their sustainability ambitions; and the UK has moved up a place in the world’s most attractive locations for green energy.

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Informer Issue 438 - 19/11/2019

This week’s headlines: A new report warns that investment in the greater energy flexibility the UK needs is at risk; the main political parties step up their environmental promises ahead of the election; and a new £340m interconnector between Ireland and the UK moves forward.

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Informer Issue 437 - 12/11/2019

This week’s headlines: Urgent action is called for to help onshore wind play its part in achieving net zero; new figures fuel fears that growing energy demand could hit emissions reduction progress; a business lobby group has called on the next government to embark on a decade of climate action; and a tidal energy firm unveils plans for a crowdfunding drive.

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Informer Issue 436 - 05/11/2019

This week’s headlines: The fracking industry has vowed to try and overturn a ban imposed on the practice by the Government; £175m of funding is announced to help boost industrial energy efficiency; and a report claims 25 million electric vehicle charging points will be needed to hit net zero.

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Informer Issue 435 - 29/10/2019

This week’s headlines: The UK’s capacity market is expected to back in operation shortly after the European Commission’s judged it does comply with state aid rules; Labour has unveiled a proposed fast-track route to decarbonisation; and plans for a pioneering liquid-air energy storage project are announced.

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Informer Issue 434 - 22/10/2019

This week’s headlines: A report argues that more than 100GW of new renewable capacity will be needed for the UK to hit net zero; a streamlining of planning permission for battery storage sites is in the pipeline; and a £40m project has been launched to look at installing tidal energy turbines in the English Channel.

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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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