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After the Clean Growth Strategy, what’s next?

3 Nov 2017, 10:34 • By Steve Mack
After the Clean Growth Strategy, what’s next?

After much anticipation, the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) is finally out and has been swiftly followed by the Helm Review. Steve Mack, head of investments at Low Carbon, looks at how the two publications fit into the bigger picture of UK energy policy and what to look out for in the future from the upcoming Budget and the Industrial Strategy White Paper.

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‘The retail revolution’: EY’s take on the changing business of energy

10 Oct 2017, 15:40 • By David Pratt
‘The retail revolution’: EY’s take on the changing business of energy

The latest issue of EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) was released earlier today, offering the Big Four consultancy’s latest views on the international energy market. Bringing together experts from within EY and externally around the world, here are the main takeaways from RECAI 50: The retail energy revolution.

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Flexibility strategy: game changer or simply warm words?

2 Aug 2017, 12:10 • By Robert Ede
Flexibility strategy: game changer or simply warm words?

The government got some positive headlines last week as business secretary Greg Clark announced plans to invest in battery technology and introduce smart technology into the UK’s energy system. Robert Ede, senior consultant at The Whitehouse Consultancy, takes a closer look at the rhetoric to see how it stacks up against reality.

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Q&A – Dale Vince – Ecotricity

15 Feb 2017, 09:04 • By Liam Stoker
Q&A – Dale Vince – Ecotricity

With SunEdison’s rooftop solar business ready to bring out of hiatus, a residential storage product emerging from development and at least one eye on acquisitions, Ecotricity is preparing itself for what looks like being an increasingly tempestuous energy supply market. Inside Clean Energy spoke to founder Dale Vince to find out what else he has up his sleeve.

RE100 and Google make the case for a green business future in Brussels

RE100 and Google make the case for a green business future in Brussels

13 Feb 2017, 12:10

With the global transition towards a low carbon future well underway, business leaders and policymakers recently convened at Google's office in Brussels to discuss how to make progress towards both public and private sector goals. David Pratt reports on what was said, and where this progress can be made going forward.

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Giving EVs an extra push forward

30 Jan 2017, 13:08 • By David Martell
Giving EVs an extra push forward

With policy to support electric vehicles ramping up in the UK, most recently those outlined by the chancellor, Chargemaster founder and CEO David Martell sets the scene for UK EVs and explains what more is needed for greater success.

SMEs call for small business strategy in upcoming carbon plan

SMEs call for small business strategy in upcoming carbon plan

4 Jan 2017, 10:08

The government’s upcoming Carbon Plan should include a specific strategy for promoting microgeneration, efficiency, storage and demand response across the UK small business community, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Is the UK’s energy future green or black?

Is the UK’s energy future green or black?

30 Nov 2016, 11:27

The imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.

REA head calls for clarity from government and unity from industry

REA head calls for clarity from government and unity from industry

7 Oct 2016, 12:52

The renewable energy industry needs to unite to pressure government to provide clarity over the future of UK policy following the Brexit vote, according to REA chief executive Nina Skorupska CBE who delivered a keynote speech on the second day of Clean Energy Live.

Businesses pile pressure on BEIS with calls for policy

Businesses pile pressure on BEIS with calls for policy

10 Aug 2016, 11:45

Large energy users have called on the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to prioritise the creation of a long term policy framework while questions remain over the future importance of energy and climate change policy at the new Whitehall office.

New department could lead to missed opportunities for energy says MP

New department could lead to missed opportunities for energy says MP

20 Jul 2016, 10:37

The newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could see energy policy relegated to a ‘steady as she goes’ approach while other policy areas take precedence, according to a government MP on the energy and climate change (ECC) select committee.

Business talks at international Business and Climate Summit

Business talks at international Business and Climate Summit

6 Jul 2016, 14:18

Last week’s Business & Energy Summit in London presented a rare opportunity to gather global business leaders and national government representatives in one place to discuss climate change post-COP21. Clean Energy News attended both days of the event to you the main talking points from across the summit.

Local authorities should be stepping up solar deployment

Local authorities should be stepping up solar deployment

6 Jul 2016, 12:07

In his latest blog for Clean Energy News, independent consultant and local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses the recent announcement by Portsmouth City Council to roll out solar over the next four years using a series of PPA funded deals, and calls on other local authorities to follow suit.

Portsmouth City Council to roll out PPA funded solar

Portsmouth City Council to roll out PPA funded solar

24 Jun 2016, 12:15

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) is preparing to award a tender offer worth up to £10 million which will see solar panels rolled out on council owned buildings across the city over the next four years.

Five top tips for getting buy in for energy reduction projects

Five top tips for getting buy in for energy reduction projects

13 Jun 2016, 10:51

As the energy and environment manager for Northern, a passenger rail franchise overseeing almost 500 stations, Gareth Williams oversees the company’s award-winning environmental and sustainability strategy. Here he outlines his top tips to energy managers looking to secure board-level finance.