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Informer Issue 462 - 19/05/2020

This week’s headlines: re-opening the door to onshore wind in the UK has helped it move up the league table of the world’s most attractive locations for investing in renewables; a cyber-attack affects Elexon’s internal email system; and Ofgem approves changes to end double charging on storage.

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Informer Issue 461 - 12/05/2020

This week’s headlines: an influential Government advisor says the UK should invest heavily to accelerate the electrification of heat and transport to boost the post-Covid 19 economic recovery; a new tool to help ensure grid stability during low demand has been used for the first time; and MPs are to look into the potential of low-carbon hydrogen.

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Informer Issue 460 - 05/05/2020

This week’s headlines: Renewable generation is forecast to continue to grow in 2020 despite the global shock to the energy system; National Grid ESO seeks emergency powers to disconnect embedded generation; and a number of major renewables projects in the UK have been given a delivery extension.

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Informer Issue 459 - 28/04/2020

This week’s headlines: The steep fall in oil prices is predicted to accelerate the UK’s switch to clean energy; a fast-track consultation looks to relax the Capacity Market’s rules; and the green light is given to a new subsea power link to export renewable power.

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Informer Issue 458 - 21/04/2020

This week’s headlines: The impact of Covid-19 and increased solar generation could see peak electricity demand drop by as much as 20% this summer; businesses are in line for hundreds of millions of pounds of savings under plans to extend an energy reduction incentive scheme; and a generator is to pay £37.2m over energy market manipulation.

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Informer Issue 457 - 14/04/2020

This week’s headlines: Ofgem looks to help the energy industry deal with Covid-19 challenges by setting out priorities for suppliers and network companies; the Government reassures on plans for the next CfD round; green energy overtakes fossil fuel generation for the first time; and wind turbine prices could rise due to supply bottlenecks.

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Informer Issue 456 - 07/04/2020

This week’s headlines: network operators hit back at speculation over the risk of outages during the Covid-19 outbreak; the Triad scheme to reduce peaks in demand gets a temporary reprieve; and Ed Miliband is named as the new shadow Energy Secretary.

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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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