Net zero: Aurora calls for carbon tax and transparent flex markets

Consultancy Aurora has suggested a carbon tax and genuine, transparent flexibility markets will be required to deliver decarbonisation by 2050. Its latest analysis suggests more...

Beis seeks views on £315m industrial energy fund rules

Government seeks views on the final design of a £315m industrial energy fund, announced in 2018, set to open for bids in 2020. The fund...

Join us at Low Carbon Network Innovation Conference 2019!

We need to be relentless in our focus on innovation to deliver Net Zero, and reap the benefits that it can deliver for the...

Mary Robinson: Commit to climate fight, then get angry with government and business

Former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, has urged people to take three key steps to tackle climate change. First is to “make climate change personal...

Ofgem chases Robin Hood Energy for £9m in overdue payments

Ofgem has ordered Nottingham Council-owned Robin Hood Energy to pay £9.5m in overdue Renewables Obligation payments before the end of the month. The regulator is...

EDF switches off Cottam coal-fired power station for last time

EDF Energy has shut down Cottam power station in Nottinghamshire. Since it started generating in 1968, EDF states the 2GW power station had burnt some...

Siemens partners with Beis and local authorities to try to finance net zero

Siemens has signed a partnership agreement with UK100, a network of 94 UK mayors and council leaders, to work with the Department of Business,...

Free tickets to Low Carbon Network Innovation Conference 2019

The Energy Networks Association invites anyone with an interest in the future of GB energy networks to attend its innovation conference in Glasgow next...

ADE director Tim Rotheray steps down

Association for Decentralised Energy director Tim Rotheray is stepping down after six years at the helm. Rotheray, a regular contributor of comment and insight to...

Government consults on stretching smart meter rollout to 2024

Government is set to stretch the smart meter rollout deadline to 2024. In a consultation, Beis suggested the programme is on track to deliver 30m...

Ofgem fines Engie Global Markets for failing to detect market manipulation

Ofgem has fined Engie Global Markets (EGM) approximately £2.1 million. An investigation found that EGM, acting through a trader working in the name and...

MPs: Give DSR 15-year capacity market contracts; make DNOs commit to zero carbon

Demand-side response providers should be allowed to bid for 15-year Capacity Market agreements in line with generation and distribution network operators should commit to...

Ørsted, RWE, DNOs brought into blackout investigation

Ørsted, RWE and all of the distribution network operators are to be investigated alongside National Grid Transmission and Electricity System Operator (ESO) over the...

Ofgem revoke’s URE’s supply licence over unpaid renewables bill

Ofgem has taken away small energy supplier URE’s supply licence after it failed to pay its Renewables Obligation bill. The supplier owes over £200,000. Under...

RWE to shut 1.6GW Aberthaw B coal station

RWE will close the 1,560MW Aberthaw B coal fired power station on 31 March 2020. The utility said it will transfer Capacity Market agreements...

Clark and Perry out, Leadsom leads Beis

Andrea Leadsom is the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis). Greg Clark is out, as is clean growth minister, Claire...

Scottish Power sheds more customers but renewables, networks up

Scottish Power lost 120,000 customers in the year to June 2019 while a mild winter and the price cap saw profits collapse 71 per...

Energy efficiency: Make firms show they have acted on Esos, say MPs

MPs have urged government to make energy efficiency a national infrastructure priority to stand a chance of hitting net zero targets. The Beis Select Committee...

Ofgem aims for system-wide flexibility and simpler codes

Ofgem plans to streamline industry rules and the way codes are managed to better enable innovation and unlock new services. Ofgem’s strategic narrative document cites...

Net zero: Design incentives for business decarbonisation and let DNOs install fatter wires

The Committee on Climate Change has told government to urgently create a package of policies that incentivise businesses to invest in decarbonisation. Business and industry,...