The renewables and decentralised energy generation industries have slammed Ofgem’s decision to cut embedded benefits, warning that it risks damaging next-generation power flexibility.
Sainsbury’s has pledged to adopt LED lighting across all of its UK stores in a move expected to cut lighting energy consumption by almost two thirds, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3.4% annually.
Energy giants, trade associations and other stakeholders have launched a new initiative aiming to pressure policy makers to clean up the continent’s power market.
Brexit has become one of the leading concerns for energy professionals according to a new survey carried out by the Energy Institute (EI), which also found that the majority of those asked expect the UK to fall short of its carbon targets as a result of poor energy policy.
The European Union has come under fire over what has been labelled a “weak outcome” after energy ministers rubber stamped new EU energy efficiency directives.
Czech auto manufacturer Skoda has signed a worldwide agreement with Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché to expand its EV fleet.
The UK power market’s transition to a more decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised grid is happening faster than regulation can keep up, Ofgem’s Andrew Wright has said.
The National Audit Office has rounded on the government’s decision to pursue the £18 billion+ Hinkley Point C project, describing it as “high cost and risky”.
The UK must remain as closely aligned as possible to the wider European energy market after it exits the European Union, a leading trade association has warned.
Italian utility Enel has agreed to pay $300 million (£235 million) to acquire the US demand response and energy management software firm Enernoc.
- Clean Growth Plan delayed until at least September, says new climate change minister
- Regulation struggling to keep up with pace of power market transition
- Solarplicity offers £200 million in savings with social housing solar model
- BayWa r.e. opens new services office, calls curtains on wholesale operation
- Foresight puts further storage projects in its crosshairs
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.
UK power giant Centrica has disposed of the last of its combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations in the UK to focus primarily on decentralised generation assets.
The UK energy efficiency market is currently buoyed by growing order books and increasing customer satisfaction.
Environmental coalition Greener UK has stressed the need for any future repeal bill to ensure existing environmental laws remain in place.
Adoption of ultra-low emissions (ULEV) and electric vehicles accelerated dramatically in the UK in the year ended 31 March 2017, sending registrations above the 100,000 mark for the first time.
Robyn Lucas, data scientist at Open Energi, discusses the company’s collaboration with energy suppliers and their customers to help make the most of the flexibility in their energy consumption. Using smart demand flexibility to sustainably balance the system, we can mitigate the risk of volatile prices and help reduce rising system charges.
National Grid is expecting a more significant electricity margin this winter as the capacity market begins to deliver back-up generation.