Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Ofgem strengthens protections for customers struggling with energy bills

Ofgem is introducing new licence rules for suppliers from 15 December to strengthen protections for customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills...

Government commits to a Net Zero strategy ahead of COP26

The government has announced their plans for a strategy which will set out their vision for transitioning to a net zero economy ahead of...

Ofwat approves move to gender-neutrality in the market codes

Ofwat has agreed to give up on the use of 'archaic' non-gender neutral terms in the Wholesale Retail Code and Market Arrangements Code. The issue...

Consultation opens on extending Warm Homes Discount

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a consultation on extending the Warm Homes Discount scheme to winter 2021/2022. The consultation also...

Water industry launches first ever sector-wide innovation strategy

The water industry has launched its first ever innovation strategy setting out a vision for the sector up to 2050. The strategy, which has been...

Great Britain could become net exporter of power by 2040s, new research suggests

Interconnection with EU nations, regardless of trading arrangements post-Brexit, will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power prices and system flexibility...

Environmental Audit Committee to consider the merits and drawbacks of rolling out heat pumps

The Environmental Audit Committee has announced that it will look at electrical, gas and hybrid heat pumps, marking the next phase of its Technological...

Checkerboard line design increases solar panels’ ability to absorb light, new study says

Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, according to a new study. Researchers at University of...

17 new projects supporting vulnerable energy customers get funding from Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme

Over £3.5 million of funding has been awarded to benefit 17 charities, including those affected by COVID-19, has been announced by Energy Saving Trust...

Plans to boost UK’s offshore wind capacity unveiled

The Prime Minister has announced that £160 million will be made available to upgrade ports and infrastructure across communities like in Teesside and Humber...