uk energy regulation Articles

  • Free eguide explains latest changes to heat network UK regulations

    Community heating specialist Switch2 Energy Limited has published a guide to the latest legislative changes affecting the UK's communal energy and district heating schemes and what they mean for heat suppliers. Important updates to the ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • EED article 8, the UK and ESOS

    EU member states have the job of deciding by the summer how they will implement the European Energy Efficiency Directive. Here, Rosamund Thomas describes the current plans for the UK – ESOS. The European Union has set strong targets for energy within the next few years. The ‘20-20-20’ targets are a key strategy in the EU approach to a low carbon energy system; pushing for a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Proposed offshore wind farm consents process in the UK: some considerations

    The objectives of the study were to define the full details of the consenting process for offshore wind farms in territorial waters (in England and Wales) and to develop guidance aimed primarily at developers outlining the consenting process in its entirety. Conclusions included: the formalisation of available routes to consents for developers; the formalisation of the requirement for a DTI ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EC support for UK power link raises Ireland’s offshore export potential

    The European Commission (EC) announced November 18 it had given priority status to ISLES, a cluster of Irish Sea grid projects which would transmit power from proposed Irish offshore wind farms to the UK grid. There are currently five Irish offshore windfarm projects for a total 2.6 GW of capacity. The inclusion of ISLES in the EC’s list of “projects of common interest” allows ...

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

  • Energy efficiency without trying (and with)

    John Lennon wrote that life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.  Apparently, the same is true of energy efficiency. Energy savings happen when we’re busy doing other things – Internet-based things specifically. We use email, bank online and download music not to save energy, but to make life easier and more interesting.  Energy efficiency is a ...

  • Solar Energy Costs and the Struggle for Grid Parity

    The price of manufacturing solar panels has dropped significantly in the past decade, and installation has risen as dramatically as prices have fallen. Yet the cost of solar energy varies from state to state and country to country, why? Even though solar panels are cheap to manufacture, the cost of financing, installing and maintaining a system add to the overall price of the product. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • CRC energy efficiency scheme – how do we achieve these targets?

    The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, formerly the Carbon Reduction Commitment, is a mandatory UK carbon emissions trading scheme covering organisations that use more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual electricity bill of about £500,000).  Operated by the UK Government’s Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) and aligned to the Energy Act 2008 ...

  • The Smart Grid ‘Acid Test’ – Accommodating Variable Renewable Energy (VRE)

    In the previous posts, we have discussed the need for the regulators and policy makers to develop a new framework on which to build Smart Grid. The next stage is to investigate how much VRE can be accommodated through Smart Grid. Maximising the amount of VRE that can be accommodated is the ‘Acid Test’ for Smart Grid. We are moving from a central system that provides consistent power ...

  • Time to de-risk your flexible energy procurement strategy

    Ten-year high power prices last week  (12-16 September)  caused by tight supply margins illustrate the imperative of de-risking your flexible energy procurement strategy. Towards the end of a turbulent week, prices on the day-ahead over-the-counter market ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • An analysis of spatial pricing and renewable generation in the British electricity system

    This paper investigates the importance of implementing adequate locational signals and their possible effects on the development of renewable energy sources. In particular, the paper investigates a potential conflict in the British electricity system between the introduction of more efficient spatial pricing and the development of wind energy in the north of the country. The regulatory and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Beaverbrooks Basingstoke – ComEC – Retail

    BEAVERBROOKS THE JEWELLERS – BASINGSTOKE Beaverbrooks the Jewellers’ store in Basingstoke was identified as one of their retail stores which could make substantial energy savings through voltage optimisation. Apollo Enviro was appointed to survey the site and identify the correct unit, before arranging the installation and subsequent monitoring of the energy savings ...


    By Apollo Enviro

  • Beaverbrooks Adele House – ComEC – Office Building

    The Customer Beaverbrooks the Jewellers are one of the UK’s leading jewellers. Their name is well known on the high street and in the business world, for their integrity, passion and caring approach. With over 800 people and over 65 stores throughout the United Kingdom, not to mention the internet and mail order teams, they work hard to create wonderful experiences which in ...


    By Apollo Enviro

  • ‘Overcoming barriers to the future of nuclear in Europe’ - informal senior officials’ meeting of nuclear power-interested EU countries

    The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change hosted an informal senior officials’ meeting of nuclear power-interested EU countries on 13 June. This was to follow up on the inaugural informal ministerial meeting in Paris on 10 February. The meeting was chaired by Mark Higson, Chief Executive of the Office for Nuclear Development, and was attended by representatives from 11 Member ...

  • Environment Agency offices - Phoenix House, Cambria House And Lutra House

    About the Environment Agency The Environment Agency (EA) is a non-departmental Public Body which reports to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It is also an Assembly Sponsored Public Body of the National Assembly for Wales. The Environment Agency describes its purpose as "to protect or enhance the environment, taken as a whole" and to promote "the objective of ...


    By iESCo

  • Summary of the performance analysis of venturi orifice steam traps

    Over the last century steam traps have developed with various automatic valve arrangements using buckets, floats, thermostatic and thermodynamic valve arrangements. These traps all have moving parts which, in time, fail either, Closed - causing water-logging, corrosion and in some cases water hammer, or Open - leaking live steam and energy. Additionally when such traps fail open ...

  • Six drivers for the development of Green IT

    What are the forces pushing companies to green IT? Andie Stephens, Senior Consultant, Business Advice looks at six drivers for greener computing Dirty Data Earlier this year Greenpeace released a report titled "How Dirty is Your Data?" which ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Smart Grid Business Thrived in 2012 but Framework to make it Sustainable still not in Place

    World Smart Grid sales at installed prices climbed to $36.5 billion in 2012 a growth of 30% on 2011 and M&A activity reached $19.5 billion almost doubling the value of deals in the previous year according to our latest report – http://www.memoori.com/portfolio/the-smart-grid-business-2012-to-2017/ The report shows that solid progress has been made in the last 3 years to take Smart Grid ...

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • Offshore wind installation vessel capacity to tighten after 2020

    The existing fleet of turbine and foundation installation vessels is well suited to serve the European offshore wind market in the short and mid-term but it will not be sufficient to support installation demand after 2020, Michael Guldbrandtsen, senior consultant at MAKE Consulting, told Wind Energy Update. The next 2-3 years will continue to be dominated by orders for jack-up ...

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