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  • UK Government launches consultation for streamlining Display Energy Certificate regulations

    The Government has today announced proposals which could see radical changes to the requirement for Display Energy Certificates (DECs) that are mandatory for approximately 54,000 public buildings throughout England and Wales. Like most early news the tendency is to think of the most extreme scenario, in this case entirely scrapping the requirement for Display Energy Certificates (DECs). In the ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Changes to the regulation of underground gas storage in the UK

    A change in the regulation of underground gas storage has taken place. Gas storage in depleted reservoirs is now within the scope of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH). Previously, storage has been regulated by HSE under the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995. The UK became a net importer of natural gas in 2004. However a growing need to increase national ...

  • Energy UK conference

    Introduction Many thanks Angela for that introduction. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for the efforts you have made over the last two years as Energy UK Chief Executive, to keep open the lines of communication between Government, the energy industry and the public. It hasn’t been easy at times. But I have always appreciated your candour and forthright ...

  • Opening up the energy markets; speech to Energy UK

    Introduction I want to start today by saying how crucial your work is to the country. You produce and supply the energy that keeps our society running. That heats our homes, lights our streets and powers our working lives. Every single day, working together, you supply the country with one billion kilowatt hours of electricity. Enough power to make 50 ...

  • UK energy regulator fines National Grid GBP 41.6m for gas metering breaches

    UK energy regulator Ofgem has fined National Grid £41.6 million for a breach of competition law that restricted the development of competition in the domestic gas meter market. The decision demonstrates Ofgem’s commitment to taking action where there is evidence that a company has acted in a way that restricts competition and harms customers. Ofgem’s Chairman, Sir John Mogg, said: “Ofgem has ...


    By Ofgem

  • Generating the future: UK energy systems fit for 2050

    Fundamental restructuring of the UK"s entire energy system is unavoidable if it is to meet future energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, even assuming that energy demand in all sectors can be substantially reduced, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. If we are to achieve this, the scale of the undertaking will require the biggest ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Chris Huhne speech to UK energy summit

    Introduction This is the first coalition in sixty five years. The last coalition won a world war. This one must tame our biggest ever peacetime deficit. Coalitions can provide strong and decisive government because of their broad support. Indeed, seven of the ten biggest fiscal consolidations in the developed world since 1970 were under coalitions. But it is not just a ...

  • UK Energy Security: Active Government, Smart Intervention

    Introduction Let me start today by asking you to take a risk and make a bet. On England making it to the world cup final. And then winning. Far, far too unlikely, you might say. Unimaginable? Perhaps. Not even Roy Hodgson is planning for that, you might argue. But I can tell you who is planning for that. National Grid. Big occasions ...

  • New ESOS Regulations are Energy SOS for British Business

    The Carbon Trust is calling on British businesses to save billions on their energy bills through implementing the most cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities identified through the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The new scheme is expected to help reduce energy bills for large enterprises by £300 million in 2016, but the Carbon Trust believes savings could be two to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Recommendations to ensure future of UK renewable energy

    The gas and electricity watchdog Ofgem has proposed an end to the policy of Renewables Obligation in order to encourage future investment in renewable energy. The proposal comes as part of a raft of recommendations announced by the regulator to ensure Britain’s energy supplies remain secure. Project Discovery indicates that reform is needed in the UK energy market to address tough environmental ...

  • NEMEX is the UK’s leading energy conference and exhibition

    Visit the website at www.nemex-energy.co.uk for further information about speakers, conference topics, registration and exhibitors. So, the formal consultation process has ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • UK Government dithers over renewable energy

    Mixed subsidy messages provokes investor uncertaintyLondon, UK. 08 September 2010: Government subsidy plans for nuclear, renewables and fossil fuels were under the microscope throughout August as investors and energy firms sought clarification on where the government’s support lies. In apparent contradiction to its previous perceived anti-nuclear subsidy stance, Chris Huhne confirmed that ...


  • Surge in UK hydropower schemes

    The number of small-scale hydropower schemes to generate energy from rivers in England and Wales has surged in the last decade, according to figures from the Environment Agency. The number of new licences issued by the Government agency for hydropower schemes has increased by a factor of six since 2000. Thirty-one new licences for ...


  • UK Shale Conference

    Introduction Recent events in the Ukraine and Iraq have brought into focus the importance of energy security. Now more than ever we need here in Britain more home-grown energy of all kinds which will also deliver economic benefits. That means having a diverse energy mix and exploiting the full use of technologies from renewables to CCS, from nuclear to shale gas and shale oil. ...

  • Research and Markets: Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/47rdz7/biogas_power_in) has announced the addition of GlobalData's new report "Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles" to their offering. "Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to ...


  • Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles

    "Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the biogas power market in the UK. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global biogas power market with forecasts up to ...


  • UK Biogas Power Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles

    "Biogas Power in the UK, Market Outlook to 2025 - Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the biogas power market in the UK. The report provides in depth analysis on global renewable power market and global biogas power market with forecasts up to ...


  • Tips for hiring a consultant for ESOS - UK`s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    Many businesses are hiring consultants to help them get to grips with the UK's Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and to make sure that they will comply with the regulations. Working with an energy consultant will be a new experience for many companies and here are our tips to check they are right for your business: Are they a qualified Lead Assessor? ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Multimillion Boost to UK Economy as China and UK Sign Civil Nuclear Agreement

    The UK and Chinese governments have signed a civil nuclear agreement that could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds to British companies over several years. A separate landmark agreement also confirms that Chinese companies could own and operate a Chinese designed nuclear power station, provided they meet the stringent requirements of the UK’s independent regulator. Investing ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • AEA’s Momenta division to make UK motorsport more energy efficient

    Momenta, part of the AEA group, has been contracted by Motorsport Development UK to encourage and support the world-renowned, multi-billion pound UK motorsport industry to become more energy efficient. Motorsport Development UK, established by the DTI and a number of Regional Development Agencies to champion the cause of this important sector, has awarded Momenta the contract to manage and to ...


    By Ricardo-AEA

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