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Informer Issue 429 - 17/09/2019

This week's headlines: investments in both carbon capture technology and electric vehicle charging points are in the pipeline, as part of a £500m green technology funding pot announced by the Energy Minister; security of supply may need to be reviewed after last month’s major power cut; and a revamp of the Government’s clean growth strategy is planned.

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Informer Issue 428 - 10/09/2019

This week's headlines: the Chancellor has been criticised for a lack of action on climate change in his spending review; more industry co-ordination has been called for to help flexibility achieve its full potential; and Engie are fined for manipulating wholesale gas prices.

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Informer Issue 427 - 03/09/2019

This week's headlines: environmental groups join forces to lobby Chancellor to dramatically increase climate change spending; the UK’s offshore wind capacity could increase by more than 2.8GW through extensions to existing sites; and less than 1% of the UK’s electricity came from coal in the second quarter of the year.

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Informer Issue 426 - 27/08/2019

This week's headlines: a committee of MPs has warned the UK is not on track to achieve its net zero target; lightning is blamed for the major power cut earlier this month; and the UK may have much lower shale gas reserves than previously thought.

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Informer Issue 425 - 20/08/2019

This week's headlines: the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) bidding window has been extended following a legal challenge; Government define the scope of the inquiry into the power cut which occurred earlier this month; and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) outline how gas can help the UK transition to Net Zero.

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Informer Issue 424 - 13/08/2019

This week's headlines: Government order a review into last Friday's power cut; the widest range of organisations ever to come together in support of onshore wind has called on the new Energy Minister to support development of the technology; and The London School of Economics has described a UK Emissions Trading System as the 'worst outcome' post-Brexit.

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Informer Issue 423 - 06/08/2019

This week's headlines: costs of lithium-ion battery storage are set to halve by 2030; the last coal-fired power station in Wales is marked for closure; and new figures reveal that the UK installed more offshore wind than any other country in the first half of 2019.

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Informer Issue 422 - 30/07/2019

This week's headlines: Government proposes funding new nuclear plants through a 'Regulated Asset Base'; Andrea Leadsom is appointed Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and Ofgem respond to criticism calling them out of touch with the climate crisis.

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Informer Issue 421 - 23/07/2019

This week's headlines: Ofgem and The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy stress the importance of harnessing the value of flexibility; consumers want businesses to do more on climate change; and renewables generated almost twice as much power as nuclear power stations for Q2 2019.

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Informer Issue 420 - 16/07/2019

This week's headlines: UK electricity demand is set to surge because of decarbonisation; global investment in clean energy drops; and 25% of the wold's largest carbon emitting firms are still failing to report their emissions.

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