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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Informer Issue 439 - 26/11/2019

This week’s headlines: The renewables industry criticises Ofgem’s confirmation of plans to overhaul the charging regime; a survey finds businesses struggling to achieve their sustainability ambitions; and the UK has moved up a place in the world’s most attractive locations for green energy.

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Informer Issue 438 - 19/11/2019

This week’s headlines: A new report warns that investment in the greater energy flexibility the UK needs is at risk; the main political parties step up their environmental promises ahead of the election; and a new £340m interconnector between Ireland and the UK moves forward.

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Informer Issue 437 - 12/11/2019

This week’s headlines: Urgent action is called for to help onshore wind play its part in achieving net zero; new figures fuel fears that growing energy demand could hit emissions reduction progress; a business lobby group has called on the next government to embark on a decade of climate action; and a tidal energy firm unveils plans for a crowdfunding drive.

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Informer Issue 436 - 05/11/2019

This week’s headlines: The fracking industry has vowed to try and overturn a ban imposed on the practice by the Government; £175m of funding is announced to help boost industrial energy efficiency; and a report claims 25 million electric vehicle charging points will be needed to hit net zero.

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Informer Issue 435 - 29/10/2019

This week’s headlines: The UK’s capacity market is expected to back in operation shortly after the European Commission’s judged it does comply with state aid rules; Labour has unveiled a proposed fast-track route to decarbonisation; and plans for a pioneering liquid-air energy storage project are announced.

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