The UK government must issue firmer, more ambitious decarbonisation policies as a “matter of urgency” if it is to meet its fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
Only five councils across the UK have taken advantage of a government scheme to fund the roll-out of public charging points for electric vehicles, prompting ministers to write to local authorities calling for more action.
The UK government has today set the date and terms for its phase out of unabated coal generation on the country’s electricity grid.
The UK’s first battery development facility has been confirmed by business secretary Greg Clark, who has announced that £80 million of funding will be ploughed into the Midlands project.
Climate change minister Claire Perry has said she would be “personally disappointed” if the UK used ‘flexibilities’ to fill the shortfall in meeting the fourth and fifth carbon budgets identified in her own Clean Growth Strategy (CGS).
The government’s new industrial strategy has made local smart energy systems one of its priority areas of development.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has this morning slammed the government over its handling of the Hinkley Point C contract, identifying a catalogue of errors that it said could see consumers footing the bill.
UK renewables and battery developer Anesco has warned that the looming de-rating of battery storage in the Capacity Market risks scaring investors away from the technology.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has refused to provide any clarity over when a decision on the potential derating of energy storage assets within the capacity market (CM) will be made despite a senior policy advisor stating the judgement is “imminent”.
British Gas has partnered with Landis+Gyr to install the very first SMETS2-certified smart meter, heralding a new era for smart, domestic energy.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could be about to relax its SMETS1 smart meter cut-off point for energy suppliers.
Earlier this morning the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published the results of its second Contracts for Difference round.
The government has today completed its sale of the Green Investment Bank, freeing new owner Macquarie to invest in green infrastructure projects overseas.
Six of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade associations have called on energy secretary Greg Clark to embrace low carbon sectors in the UK’s industrial strategy or miss the chance to take a strategic lead.
The government’s £11 billion roll-out of smart meters must be judged by the long-term benefits it offers consumers, energy minister Jesse Norman has insisted.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has disputed comments made by a Conservative MP last week that the government’s carbon plan would be published as late as June.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has kicked off the tender for its industrial energy efficiency incubator project.
The government’s Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot has reported positive interim results mid-way through its initial run.
The British government has said it is “considering all options” regarding the union’s future relationship with the European Union relating to energy in a move which will offer scant clarity to Brexit’s potential impact on energy bills.
Energy suppliers will make significant savings from the government’s new energy company obligation (ECO) according to the final response published earlier this week.
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.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched the first part of a £320 million scheme designed to support the deployment of district heating networks across the UK.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has laid a surprise cut to Renewable Heat Incentive support for biomass CHP systems in a move which the Renewable Energy Association has decried as “abrupt” and “very negative”.