Read in our blog about amendments to the Energy Bill that could benefit independent generators and community-owned projects.
Ofgem has set out the next steps for reform of gas emergency arrangements. Read our recent Energy spectrum article on the gas Significant Code Review (SCR).
Read in our new blog about some of the challenges that will be faced by the Central Delivery Body in promoting the benefits of the smart meter roll-out.
Download the Cornwall Energy presentation from our recent 'Affordability and Investment' event. The slides look at sustainability, affordability and security, and give you information on new products and services we are set to release over the coming year. Download the slides.
Read why we believe DECC's updated analysis on Estimated Impacts of Energy and Climate Change Policies on Energy Prices and Bills gives a credible view of the costs of policy and the general direction of bills in our blog.
Download our Energy spectrum article on the energy and climate change select committee's call for evidence on Local Energy. The committee is seeking to explore the role of medium-sized energy projects in achieving policy targets, and the best way for the government to support their development. Get the article.
Cornwall Energy presented its findings for commercial mitigation of imbalance risk at DECC's workshop for independent renewables generators on 12 April. Read our summary of the meeting.
Speaking at the REA's seminar on 27 March, Nigel Cornwall highlighted the importance of independent generators in driving growth in the renewables sector. Read our meeting summary. Speakers at the event included Nigel Cornwall (Cornwall Energy), Chris Hemsley (DECC), John Perkins (National Grid), David Handley (RES), Brian Tilley (E.ON) and Stuart Stephens (NFPA).
The Big Six have doubts about the cost-effectiveness of some of the government's existing schemes and the current upward drivers of prices, if their submissions to the recent energy and climate change select committee Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty inquiry are anything to go by. Read our blog.
Our Budget 2013 alert gives an overview of chancellor George Osborne's statement to parliament on 20 March 2013, which provided detail on shale gas policy, infrastructure spending, and support for the offshore oil and gas industry. Get the alert.
The news on Thursday 14 March that the Greater London Authority had become the first public authority to apply for a Licence-Lite is a notable milestone in the progress of this scheme for decentralised energy developers. Read more.
There are a range of challenges currently facing the offshore wind industry; a recent consultation said stakeholders were not opposed to the Electricity Market Reform package per se, but the uncertainty surrounding its implementation was a genuine cause for concern. Read our blog.
It is almost six months since the Transmission Constraint Licence Condition came into effect. Following a good deal of recent interest in the subject from our customers and visitors to this site, we have made available our November 2012 Energy spectrum article on the condition prohibiting the exploitation of transmission constraints. Get the article.
The regulator has all the powers it needs to protect consumers in energy markets, outgoing Ofgem chief executive Alistair Buchanan has said. Read our article.
The Energy Bill has seldom appeared likely to strain coalition relations. However,it is facing a challenge from within its own ranks regarding a 2030 decarbonisation target for the power sector. Will this drive a wedge between the coalition partners? Read our blog.
Get an insight on how retail competition is working in the US, specifically Texas--frequently hailed as the best of the breed in North America. Download the article.
Ofgem is to amend the scope of the Electricity Balancing Significant Code Review (SCR), and has proposed a separate project for a high-level design of future trading arrangements. Download the article.
The regulator is seeking powers to enable it to address situations where brokers market energy contracts in a misleading way. But what powers are they seeking and what will it mean for the market? Read our views.
The presentations and supporting material from the recent Are Retail Markets in Turmoil? conference are now available to dowload.
The event brought together almost certainly the largest selection of the most informed and influential people in the British domestic and non-domestic retail energy market seen on one stage.
The Green Deal had a low-key launch on 28 January, failing to capture the public's imagination. However, it isn't just a lack of awareness undermining the scheme--the high interest rates of the financial packages are too. Read our blog.
Shale gas production will continue to spread and be a significant component of increasing global gas supply, growing 7% every year up to 2030--that's according to BP's new Energy Outlook document. Download our report.
The new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is replacing the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target as the scheme for suppliers to deliver energy savings to vulnerable households. However, not yet a month old, the ECO is already in need of an overhaul. Read our blog.
Get our updates and opinions on the European Commission's gas and electricity quarterly reports. Download the documents (originally posted to our website on 25 January) here.