Posted on: 15/06/2021
Informer Issue 516 - 15/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Leaders of the G7 agree a package of measures including accelerating renewables to tackle climate change; A report calls for a new approach for meeting the costs of decarbonising the energy system; A growing focus on reducing emissions and the Covid recovery are expected to fuel rising carbon prices in the year ahead.
Posted on: 08/06/2021
Informer Issue 515 - 08/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Clean energy investment is bouncing back but is forecast to fall well short of what is needed for net zero; Prices for REGOs continue to recover as energy demand rises; A vehicle-to-grid trial highlights opportunities for homeowners to save by providing grid flexibility.
Posted on: 01/06/2021
Informer Issue 514 - 01/06/2021
This week's energy news headlines: A report warns the UK risks becoming a net importer of renewable energy due to transmission charging favouring overseas generators; Ambitious targets mean an offshore wind turbine must be installed every day for the next 9 years; More than 70 organisations demand action to support community energy on the road to net-zero.
Posted on: 25/05/2021
Informer Issue 513 - 25/05/2021
This week's energy news headlines: A report warns that growing reliance on wind and solar generation means the UK needs to be prepared for extreme weather conditions; Investing in greater energy flexibility is seen as a “no regrets” opportunity to save consumers billions; The first auction under the UK’s new emissions trading scheme sees carbon prices top £50 a tonne.
Posted on: 18/05/2021
Informer Issue 512 - 18/05/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Views are sought on proposals for a £3.4bn high-voltage power link between Scotland and England; A new taskforce is launched to help accelerate digitalisation across the energy sector; A report claims tapping into heat deep underground could kickstart the green recovery.
Posted on: 11/05/2021
Informer Issue 511 - 11/05/2021
This week's energy news headlines: An industry body says ambitious 2030 targets for renewables are needed to put GB on course for net zero; Almost £54m worth of contracts have been awarded to provide system restoration services in the event of a major blackout; Six offshore wind projects capable of powering eight million homes have reached a major milestone.
Posted on: 04/05/2021
Informer Issue 510 - 04/05/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Proposals for a new carbon regulator have been put forward to help accelerate the transformation of the energy system; MPs have criticised Government departments over a lack of leadership on climate issues; A number of leading business groups join forces to launch new alliance ahead of COP26.
Posted on: 27/04/2021
Informer Issue 509 - 27/04/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Falling costs of wind and solar PV could displace fossil fuels from electricity production by 2035; Ofgem announces plans to rollout out half-hourly settlement across the retail market; Power demand is set to recover strongly this year, but emissions are also set to rise.
Posted on: 20/04/2021
Informer Issue 508 - 20/04/2021
This week's energy news headlines: Electricity demand in the first quarter of the year has recovered to pre-Covid levels; Industry bodies call for emissions trading schemes across Europe to be linked ahead of COP26; A campaign to encourage businesses to commit to 100% renewable energy hits a key milestone.
Posted on: 13/04/2021
Informer Issue 507 - 13/04/2021
This week's energy news headlines: The system operator expects electricity demand to be higher this summer although still to be impacted by the pandemic; Electric vehicles achieved a record market share of new car sales last month; Nine energy data projects win backing under a competition to address challenges in delivering net zero.