Rolls Royce's vision of how a small nuclear reactor might look. The report acknowledges Rolls Royce's support.

Mini-nukes among winners of £3.3 million more taxpayer cash

Research into advanced modular nuclear reactors is set to progress with a further £3.3 million of government grants. Latest funding for projects under D-BEIS’s Advanced...

Energy ministers silent and absent, as Ofgem raises price cap to £3,549 from October

As widely predicted three months ago, regulator Ofgem today confirmed a 80% rise in the increasingly discredited retail price ‘cap’, with average annual household...

Crisis: Scrapping green levies “saves only £13 a month” says REA, as government consults...

Removing the ‘green levies’ element in gas and electric bills will save average home consumers no more than £153 per year, the Renewable Energy...

Public Sector De-carb Scheme gets a fresh £ 635 million, opens for bids in...

New funds to boost low carbon heating in Britain’s public buildings have been released by D-BEIS. At a time when funds for energy efficiency measures...

MPs eviscerate Ofgem’s failed oversight of 29 supplier collapses

Britain’s energy market regulator was for years asleep at the wheel as it allowed under-capitalised new suppliers unsustainably to break the Big Six’s dominance...

£163m Humberside factory to challenge China for magnets and rare earths recovery

Construction has begun of a pioneering British plant designed to wrest control from China of recycling valuable magnetic metals used in EVs and wind...

Reams of REMA: D-BEIS moots “biggest changes in a generation” to electricity markets

Generators and electricity industry observers have welcomed sweeping changes in Britain’s electricity markets proposed by energy ministry D-BEIS. Closeness to wind farms, nuclear or gas...

Competition watchdog finds ‘cause for concern’ in refineries’ pricing

Cartel-busters at the government’s arms-length Competitions and Markets Authority have reported to D-BEIS their ‘cause for concern’ in the trading margins posted by Britain’s...

Energy Security bill: stakeholders offer reaction

Industry observers have reacted to the government’s new energy security bill. As the lame-duck Johnson administration enters its supposedly final weeks, the bill aims to...

Solar farms still most popular form of renewables, government survey confirms

Large scale solar farms remain overwhelmingly popular with neighbours and local voters, a government study has revealed. More than four in five – or 81%...

EDF agrees six month coal extension, as UK hedges against Putin

Fears over power shortages this winter sparked by the Ukraine war have prompted D-BEIS secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and the UK’s biggest remaining coal-fired generator...

“Most challenging year yet”, say four nations’ community energy pioneers

Hundreds of thousands of volunteer owners and operators of Britain’s potential-rich but beleaguered community energy movement are recovering from their ‘most challenging year yet’,...

Energy ministry “drags its feet” as Britain falls further behind on buildings’ carbon, MPs...

D-BEIS is presiding over Britain’s failure to control carbon emissions from new and existing buildings, according to MPs shadowing Whitehall’s energy ministry. The Environmental Audit...

Invest in renewables to fund nuke clean-up, councils urge Whitehall

A protest group centred on local councils claims to have found a way of meeting at least part of Britain’s multi-billion public bill for...

Crisis: Price cap “hits £2,800 in October”, says Brearley, as Sunak mulls stretching windfall...

Domestic retail tariffs capped under Ofgem’s tweaked regime look set to rocket to £2,800 per year only five months from now, the regulator’s boss...

Hydrogen’s second wind: winners share £60 million in D-BEIS prizes

Innovators involved in Britain’s pursuit of hydrogen in its green as well as less green variants are today celebrating wins in a government competition. D-BEIS...

Sizewell C decision still on hold, this time until July

Energy ministers at D-BEIS have for a second time delayed taking a final decision on the development consent order (DCO) for the Sizewell C...

Paying the Bill: Energy figures react to Queen’s Speech

Reaction among energy players and commentators continued today to the Queen’s Speech proposals for energy, including on the sector’s contribution to Britain’s ever-tightening cost...

Hurried market reform risks spooked investors and dearer power, Cornwall Insight warns

Too hasty reform of Britain’s £ multi-billion electricity market could deter investors, leading to higher bills, energy analysts Cornwall Insight have advised. Whitehall is committed...

Energy security: D-BEIS itemises cash support for preferred technologies

D-BEIS has followed up on Thursday’s energy security strategy, splitting out the technologies favoured to share the £375 million in subsidies earmarked by the...