Regulators will need to evolve and adapt new approaches if they are to best protect consumers as the power market continues to pivot, a new report has warned.
Large incumbents such as the ‘Big Six’ utilities have a dominant and undue influence over UK energy policy, potentially holding back a clean power transition, a new report has claimed.
The National Infrastructure Commission has placed carbon as one of the three biggest threats posed to the country’s prosperity and quality of life over the coming decades and laid the foundations for a series of new policy proposals in the power sector.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has welcomed the publication of the Clean Growth Strategy (CGS), but issued a broadside at government plans to use “flexibilities” to meet targets.
Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at a multi-technology renewable energy site in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.
The government has confirmed a further £557 million for renewables auctions ahead of tomorrow’s Clean Growth Strategy launch.
German clean energy firm innogy has bought Statkraft out of the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm just weeks after it landed Contracts for Difference support.
Renewables and nuclear combined to generate more than half of the UK’s power for a second successive quarter in Q3, but energy monitoring firm EnAppSys has warned of looming factors that could prevent their share from growing further.
Nick Winser, the new president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has lauded the role of consumers as ‘change-makers’ in a future, decentralised power market.
The Scottish government will establish a publicly-owned, not-for-profit energy company to deliver renewable energy to Scottish customers “as close to cost price as possible”.
Energy storage could be considered the “great hope” for the renewable energy industry in Britain, according to the head of policy at the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
A mixture of wind, marine and some hydroelectric projects will make up the Welsh government’s efforts to reach its nearly announced target of deriving 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
UK renewables provided nearly one-third of total electricity generation in Q2, setting a new record.
Danish energy giant DONG Energy is to rebrand itself as Ørsted in a move designed to shake off its fossil fuel foundations.
The Renewable Energy Association has called upon the government to develop a strategic electric vehicle charging infrastructure plan as EV uptake is forecast to boom.
National Grid has launched new software to forecast the carbon intensity of electricity generation two days ahead of time by using Met office data to predict how much renewable energy will be fed onto the grid.
Visitors have just one week left to register before the doors open for this year’s Solar & Storage Live.
Next week Conservative party members congregate for their annual political conference. Most media coverage and political conversation in Manchester will be dominated by the party’s current political trilemma of Johnson, May, Brexit. Blogging for Clean Energy News, The Whitehouse Consultancy's Paul Thompson looks at where the Clean Growth Plan might sit in that agenda, and what we might see when it's finally unveiled.
The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.
The UK’s climate change minister Claire Perry has teased a “very broad’ Clean Growth Strategy that could be just days away from being unveiled.
UK-based peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading platform Piclo has further expanded its global presence after being selected for a trial by Dutch utility Essent, less than 18 month after its first trial was completed alongside Good Energy in the UK.
German clean energy major innogy has unveiled a new strategy as it aims to take lead of the clean energy transition by 2025.
French power giant Total has bought a stake in renewables developer Eren RE to help finance and accelerate its renewable energy projects.
With just two weeks to go until the Solar Power Portal Awards, Clean Energy News publisher Solar Media is giving away two tickets to the gala dinner and ceremony taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October.
The UK’s legally binding carbon reduction targets should be brought forward if the country is to meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report from the Liberal Democrats.
Utilities cannot power the clean energy transition alone and must be open to partnering with other sectors, particularly the automotive and IT industries, if they are to evolve.
Drax Power has hit back at a report which questioned the economic case for biomass, insisting the technology was the “only reliable, flexible” renewable that can be deployed at scale in the UK.
Pasquale Romano, president and chief executive officer of ChargePoint, explains how the company's recent survey has shown an appetite for the benefits of e-mobility, and how the technology can help shape the UK's low carbon future.
Ministers at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have ducked a series of questions surrounding the supposedly imminent publication of its delayed clean growth plan.
Delays to the UK's transition to a cleaner power sector and the deployment of new renewable capacity could cost consumers as much as £2.6 billion, a new report has claimed.