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.
Network company profits could add as much as £20 to the average energy bill this year, new analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
Matthew Trevaskis, head of electric vehicles and Daniel Brown, external affairs officer, from the Renewable Energy Association look at the progress of policy to bring about the charging infrastructure needed to meet the demands of increasing numbers of electric vehicles in the UK, and what more is still needed.
Scottish and Southern Electricity has issued a detailed response to Dieter Helm’s Cost of Energy review, picking fault with what it considers key oversights and a lack of accompanying evidence.
A third of drivers believe an electric vehicle won’t be able to handle the amount of miles they travel in their current vehicles, despite averaging just 91 miles each week, according to a new survey.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the third of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories that broke in July, August and September.
The UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) are broadly hitting output targets established by Ofgem, but the regulator has issued yet another warning that the next set of controls stand to be much tougher.
The European Council has agreed a new position on the internal electricity market, placing consumer empowerment, cross-border trading and higher levels of renewables at the heart of the European Union’s efforts to transition to a low carbon economy.
As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the first of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories of 2017, beginning today with January through March.
Ofgem is to kick off the recruitment process for a new chair after David Gray announced his intent to retire next year.
A large group of major multinational companies has urged European member states to support a renewable energy target of at least 35% by 2030.
Distribution network operators (DNOs) should be able to own and operate a minimal amount of battery storage capacity in certain cases, and be able to compete in the ancillary services market to fund the projects, according to Northern Powergrid’s head of regulation and strategy.
An official from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has pushed back against claims that “question marks” hang over government decarbonisation plans, stating that good progress had been made.
Ofgem’s head of networks has reiterated the regulator’s warning to operator companies that they should expect tougher price controls after pointing to “double digit returns” deemed too high within current market conditions.
Changes to the de-rating factors for battery storage projects competing in the Capacity Market (CM) will push the sector towards longer-duration batteries, while potentially sparking a shift towards energy arbitrage as a source of revenue for shorter duration applications.
Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
The government appears set to re-evaluate its smart meter rollout plans after the Smart Meters Bill committee met to discuss the bill last week.
Future battery energy storage projects in the UK have been hit with a major blow after the government published its intention to lower the de-rating factor in capacity market auctions by almost 80% for 30 minute duration batteries.
The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) is to merge with the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE).
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 joint Irish and Northern Irish capacity mechanism has moved one step closer this afternoon by clinching EU state aid approval.
Centrica has pitched its future vision of the UK’s business energy market, suggesting that greater distributed power could save the economy billions, create thousands of jobs and help boost productivity.
Budget 2017: Government unveils EV funding bonanza, confirms no new low carbon levies
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.
Centrica has made a raft of proposals to both government and Ofgem in a bid to “level the playing field” in the energy market.
The UK working alongside Canada has launched an international alliance committing at least 25 nations and states to accelerate the phasing out of unabated coal power in favour of clean energy growth.
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.
Citing significant developments in the fields of decentralised generators, smart meters and big data, Ofgem has launched a consultation which could bring about the end of the conventional ‘supplier hub’ model in the UK.
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”.