Budget: What has Rishi Sunak done for energy and transport?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s multi-billion budget drive towards a net zero UK targets transport, carbon capture & storage, and aims to create 1.5 million "high-skill,...

Regen: Carbon tax required to decarbonise heat

A massive, sustained drive towards energy efficiency, plus a single, transparent carbon tax levied in proportion to fuels’ emissions, must be first steps in...

CCS, hydrogen and twice as much power required for net zero

The UK needs to quickly invest in carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and clean power generation to stand a chance of hitting net zero...

Capacity market clears at £15.97

The capacity market auction for delivery in four year's time cleared at £15.97. The outturn is significantly higher than recent longer term auctions, but some...

Hydrogen Taskforce lifts off, with minister’s backing

Energy and engineering heavyweights have launched a political alliance promoting hydrogen as the fuel to give Britain its quickest route to net zero by...

Commercial coal generation at Drax to end in 2021, group confirms

The Drax power plant will cease commercial coal-fired power generation in March next year, four years ahead of the UK’s deadline to quit the...

Royal Society: ammonia could power shipping, district heating and storage

Converting high carbon diesel engines in ships to run on clean ammonia would slash carbon emissions, according to a report from the world’s oldest...

Leadsom out, Sharma in at Beis

Alok Sharma is the new secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (Beis). Andrea Leadsom is out. Beis minister Chris Skidmore has also...

If we are serious about net zero, don’t fudge future homes standard

The Future Homes Standard and Part L consultation offers government the chance to show it is serious about decarbonising buildings and heat. Its response...

T-1 capacity market auction clears at £1

The capacity market auction for delivery next winter cleared at £1/kW/year. The low price reflects a large volume of capacity, around 3GW, bidding for a...

The Capacity Market: What happened, what next

LCP’s Kyle Martin provides a review of the T-3 Capacity Market auction, and its implications for upcoming auctions. The T-3 Capacity Market (CM) auction recorded...

Aviation industry pins hopes on hybrids, offsets and biofuel to decarbonise

The UK aviation industry believes it can achieve net zero by 2050, backing biofuels, carbon taxes, offsets and hybrid planes to deliver the bulk...

Ofgem: Everyone has to change how they use energy

Ofgem has set out its decarbonisation agenda – but whatever path it plots to net zero, success is dependent on people changing their habits....

Audit office confirms Ofgem too generous with DNOs

The National Audit Office has confirmed persistent industry criticism that Ofgem has been too generous with regulated energy networks, allowing them to make excess...

Peak pique: Ofgem’s network charging changes set to bite

Ofgem has confirmed major changes to the way business pay to use the power networks. The Energyst asked consultants and end users for an...

UK bosses less convinced about climate change growth opportunity

Chief executives around the world increasingly believe climate change and the need to mitigate its worst effects will present opportunities to create products and...

Blackrock: firms that fail to decarbonise will not get money

Larry Fink, CEO of the world’s largest asset manager has warned companies they will find access to capital more expensive if they do not...

Don’t push small firms into smart meters over AMR: Stark

As the government consults on extending the smart meter rollout to 2024, suppliers should be allowed to offer small businesses a choice in metering,...

National Grid in the clear over August blackout

The electricity system operator (ESO) has emerged unscathed from the August blackout, with generators Ørsted and RWE instead paying penalties, alongside UK Power Networks. The...

Vattenfall’s iSupply hit with £1.5m penalty for overcharging customers

Energy supplier iSupply has been hit with a £1.5m penalty for overcharging customers. Ofgem said a whistleblower had alerted it to the issue over summer....