Posted on: 18/02/2020
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.
Posted on: 11/02/2020
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.
Posted on: 04/02/2020
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.
Posted on: 28/01/2020
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.
Posted on: 21/01/2020
Informer Issue 445 - 21/01/2020
This week’s headlines: a report from an electric vehicles taskforce says their widespread adoption could significantly improve the UK’s electricity network and boost renewables; new figures show green investment slumped last year; and a warning has been sounded over stagnating growth in the low-carbon economy.
Posted on: 14/01/2020
Informer Issue 444 - 14/01/2020
This week’s headlines: a slump in onshore wind investment last year should send a warning to the Government over its net zero ambitions; National Grid’s pension fund strikes a £185m renewable investment deal; new figures show UK low carbon generation growth stalled in 2019; and a Danish investor is to back a storage and solar pipeline across the UK.
Posted on: 07/01/2020
Informer Issue 443 - 07/01/2020
This week’s headlines: measures to reduce the risk of blackouts are to be put in place after a major outage last year; green power outstripped fossil fuels for the first time over a full year in 2019; the new Government sets out its environmental commitments; and the UK’s largest subsidy-free solar farm starts generating.
Posted on: 17/12/2019
Informer Issue 442 - 17/12/2019
This week’s headlines: network companies will have to operate on lower returns when the next price control period starts in 2023; the energy industry has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to act swiftly to live up to his promises following the election result; smaller players can now access the Balancing Mechanism; and the last coal-fired power station.
Posted on: 10/12/2019
Informer Issue 441 - 10/12/2019
This week’s headlines: battery storage across Britain will need to rise by at least ten-fold if net-zero is to be achieved; a new portal is launched to help match communities with sites to install renewable generation projects; and a think-tank warns that nationalisation of the energy industry may hold back decarbonisation.
Posted on: 03/12/2019
Informer Issue 440 - 03/12/2019
This week’s headlines: major companies are increasingly looking to use their influence with suppliers and policymakers to encourage wider take-up of renewable energy; the number of battery storage projects in the pipeline in the UK has risen dramatically; and renewable energy projects are set to make their debut in the Capacity Market.