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....

Ofgem confirms £97.5m renewables obligation shortfall

The Renewables Obligation buyout fund was £97.5m light for 2018-19, Ofgem has confirmed, with many of the companies that owe money now defunct. That leaves...

After Npower, where next for UK energy retail market?

Jo Butlin, MD of consultancy EnergyBridge, says Npower's demise is symptomatic of a failing market. Government and Ofgem must act fast - before the...

Capacity Market: 33 suppliers owe £38m in payments

Energy suppliers have failed to pay £38m in Capacity Market back payments. Some have already gone bust while others are teetering under the weight...

Utilities take evasive action against nationalisation

Fearing nationalisation below market rate, utilities are offshoring parts of their business. SSE has headquartered its transmission and distribution business in Switzerland. It described the...

Ofgem confirms plans for new network charges

Ofgem has confirmed that it will make businesses pay for the ability to use the network via a banded fixed charge and end payments...

What direction will energy policy take next year? Free webinar to find out

There’s been a lot of change in energy policy and regulations this year. Just look at this list of schemes that have started, stopped...

LCP Capacity Market 2020 auction analysis

LCP's Kyle Martin outlines key considerations for upcoming Capacity Market auctions and offers a view on what the European Commission's mandated changes may mean. Reapproval...

Ofgem: Renewables obligation buyout fund was £200m short

Latest Ofgem data shows dozens of energy suppliers were behind with payments to the renewable obligation buyout fund for the year to April 2019. Some...

Net zero: We’ll need 10 times as much hydrogen

Decarbonising the UK economy will require a massive increase in clean hydrogen production, according to the Committee on Climate Change’s head of carbon budgets. Speaking...

SSE: give Ofgem carbon remit, let networks spend big for net zero

SSE has urged policymakers to ensure the general election results in a credible net zero delivery plan. The utility calls for: raised ambition in offshore...

Cracking the energy industry’s codes to unlock innovation

In this sponsored post, Gemserv outlines its work to ease navigation through the complex world of the energy industry's governing codes - and why...

Ofgem to check finances of existing supply companies

Ofgem has issued proposals to check existing suppliers have adeqaute resources, checks and balances in place – and can exit the market with less...

Shadow energy minister: 2030 net zero infeasible

Decarbonising the UK economy within the next decade is neither official Labour policy nor likely to happen, according to shadow energy minister, Alan Whitehead. The...

Government to lift planning cap on big battery storage projects

Government has moved to change planning regulations that effectively capped grid-scale storage projects at 49.9MW, paving the way for bigger batteries. Beis consulted in January...

We need to talk about Devon…

…and Manchester, and Rhondda Cynon Taff, and … wherever you live. Actually there’s very little about Devon in this post, I just wanted to...