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Informer Issue 455 - 31/03/2020

This week’s headlines: wholesale electricity prices fall as Covid-19 leads to lower demand; renewables help the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fall for the seventh year running; the system operator sets out its priorities for the year ahead; renewables demand is outstripping supply in Europe; and the latest Triad dates are revealed.

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Informer Issue 454 - 24/03/2020

This week’s headlines: The dramatic growth seen in renewable generation in recent years will help ensure the nation’s energy needs continue to be met during the Covid-19 pandemic; wholesale energy prices are forecast to fall further; and more investment in low-carbon infrastructure is urged to help global economies recover.

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Informer Issue 453 - 17/03/2020

This week’s headlines: the UK’s energy networks have stressed they will be able to keep electricity and gas flowing during the coronavirus emergency; planning applications for renewable projects hit a four year high; the Budget receives a lukewarm reaction from the energy industry; and a report calls for ‘unprecedented innovation’ to achieve net-zero.

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Informer Issue 452 - 10/03/2020

This week’s headlines: the T-4 Capacity Market auction rebounds to a clearing price of £15.97/kW/year; a report says the UK should be generating half of its energy needs from renewables by 2030 to be on the right path to a cost-effective net zero transition; and the Chancellor is urged to unleash more low-carbon investment in tomorrow’s budget.

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Informer Issue 451 - 03/03/2020

This week’s headlines: Onshore wind is to be allowed to compete for renewable subsidies after a change of Government policy; regulations and market mechanisms need updating to enable energy flexibility services to achieve their potential; and another nail in the coffin for UK coal generation is announced.

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Informer Issue 450 - 25/02/2020

This week’s headlines: Businesses need to dramatically increase their spending on low carbon investments such as renewable energy and demand-side response to help hit net zero; the UK is named Europe’s leading country for new wind capacity; and balancing costs hit a record high after a key power link goes down.

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Informer Issue 449 - 18/02/2020

This week’s headlines: A six-fold rise in renewable capacity in the last decade has helped GB decarbonise faster than any other country; Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle sees a new minister in charge of energy; and a forecast claims electrification of transport could more than halve emissions.

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Informer Issue 448 - 11/02/2020

This week’s headlines: The first Capacity Market auctions since the mechanism was reinstated saw onshore wind secure its maiden contracts; heat networks in England and Scotland win funding to accelerate their progress; the system operator looks for £203m to strengthen the transmission network; and the phase-out of UK coal is brought forward.

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Informer Issue 447 - 04/02/2020

This week’s headlines: The energy regulator is to take a more ‘adaptive‘ approach to regulation to help GB meet its net zero targets; the number of Corporate PPA deals signed by businesses rose significantly in 2019; and the UK president for the COP26 climate summit later this year has lost her role.

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Informer Issue 446 - 28/01/2020

This week’s headlines: a review group has said the investment proposals of network companies can’t be justified; over £1bn has been paid out following the reinstatement of the Capacity Market; a report warns that offices are wasting millions on energy; and a major bank has pledged to halve the carbon emissions it finances.

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