Business groups representing thousands of companies with hundreds of billions in revenue have called on Theresa May to set out clear polices and “display the vision, leadership and clarity” needed to build a low carbon economy.
Power provider and network operator SSE has defended the RIIO framework just as Ofgem said operators should prepare themselves for tougher price controls.
Liam Stoker looks at how the UK and Europe could look to follow California and share the wealth of renewable power, if only Brexit didn't look certain to call curtains on the UK's involvement in it.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has today unveiled its own transitional plan to become a distribution system operator (DSO) amidst “radical changes” to the UK’s power market.
The UK will fail to achieve its targets for the adoption of ultra-low emission vehicles if the level of charging infrastructure and the skills base of the country’s technicians is not improved.
The European renewables lobby has leapt to the defence of the sector, warning that a withdrawal of priority dispatch for renewables would be counterproductive.
Ofgem prepares networks for tougher price controls as critics slam billions of ‘unjustified’ profits
Ofgem has said network operators should prepare for tougher price controls in the future just as a consumer watchdog lamented billions of pounds of profits it said were unjustified.
The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy will seek over 50GW of capacity in the next T-4 capacity market (CM) auction for delivery in 2021/22, around 2GW less than the proceeding auction after a technical panel of experts overrode the recommendations of National Grid.
An EDF-led consortium is aiming to trial a local, peer-to-peer (P2P) power trading platform enabled by blockchain as one of a number of projects Ofgem is currently discussing in the context of its Regulatory Sandbox project.
The government has a ‘key role’ to play in the power sector’s rapid transformation, the second phase of a crucial study has concluded.
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.
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.
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.
Last week’s surprise general election result of a hung parliament has led to increasing concern within the renewables industry that the government’s eagerly anticipated Clean Growth Plan (CGP) could be delayed even further.
Energy storage firms have responded to the outcome of the general election with calls for stability, long term vision and an end to the “regulatory hurdles” that have limited the industry’s growth thus far in the UK.
The leaders of the UK’s top political parties have condemned Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, with some branding the decision “appalling”.
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has followed the Conservative and Labour Party manifestos with a pledge to cap energy prices in its bid to win seats in next week’s general election.
The Conservative Party manifesto has failed to offer new funding for the growth of low emission vehicles, instead pledging to spend the same money that has been allocated since 2015’s election.
Liam Stoker wonders why, after manifesto week, just the one political party in the UK has discussed the Internal Energy Market and the UK's membership of it post-Brexit.
Proposals from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to remove priority dispatch for existing renewables generators across Europe are irresponsible and potentially damaging to investor confidence, the head of Europe’s solar trade association has said.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
Recommendations for a framework for companies to voluntarily disclose climate-related financial risks in public financial filings have been criticised in a report which claims such measures are not suited to climate risk and could distort markets.
The Green Party has pledged to create an “energy system fit for the 21st century” in its energy and the environment manifesto.
The government’s plans to improve the UK’s air quality include proposals to require local authorities to provide “active support” for ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs), including increased charging infrastructure, and impact business procurement of backup power and plant.
Sustainability professionals within the energy sector are resoundingly in favour of continued use of environmental laws set at a European level, according to a new survey by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
The number of firms submitting compliance notifications for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to the Environment Agency has continued to rise a year after the deadline closed, reaching almost 7,000.
Europe’s built environment must improve its efficiency and emissions performance or climate targets established within the Paris Agreement will not be met, a coalition of 300 businesses has warned.
The chief executives of 27 of the world’s largest businesses have called on the G20 to formally accept and act on recommendations set out by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCFD) last year.