Articles tagged with: Beis

New system operator to be set up within National Grid group

New system operator to be set up within National Grid group

12 Jan 2017, 13:10

A new company is to be set up to take on the system operator (SO) duties of National Grid, separating it from the transmission operator (TO) in an effort to address perceived conflicts of interest and prepare for future changes in the UK’s energy system.

UK Solar year in review: July to August

UK Solar year in review: July to August

21 Dec 2016, 11:09

As an intriguing year for UK solar concludes, Solar Power Portal looks back at some of the most interesting, popular and important news stories of the last 12 months. Today, we look at July to August.

BEIS report on LCF supports claims of government mismanagement

BEIS report on LCF supports claims of government mismanagement

28 Nov 2016, 14:46

The government was guilty of relying too heavily on the assumptions and forecasts used to estimate spending under the Levy Control Framework (LCF) while failing to adequately monitor the scheme, according to a report commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Smart power call for evidence finally published

Smart power call for evidence finally published

10 Nov 2016, 12:53

The government and Ofgem have today jointly launched the long-awaited call for evidence on the future of the UK’s energy system, seeking views on the development of a smarter, more flexible and user-friendly network.

Editor's blog
Five key areas in the upcoming UK smart power Call for Evidence

Five key areas in the upcoming UK smart power Call for Evidence

10 Nov 2016, 09:38
• By David Pratt

As the long-awaited call for evidence (CfE) on the future of the UK’s smart power policy gets ever closer, David Pratt outlines the five key areas the UK government is seeking to address in the upcoming document.

Government outlines route to coal phase-out by 2025

Government outlines route to coal phase-out by 2025

9 Nov 2016, 12:26

The government has set out its strategy to meet last year’s commitment to close unabated coal plants by 2025, effectively seeking to price the existing fleet of plants out of operation.

BEIS appears to rule out consultation on embedded benefits

BEIS appears to rule out consultation on embedded benefits

9 Nov 2016, 10:54

The secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) Greg Clark appears to have ruled out a consultation on the proposals expected to come from Ofgem following the completion of its review of embedded benefits.

Policy Exchange calls for overhaul of UK power market

Policy Exchange calls for overhaul of UK power market

7 Nov 2016, 12:34

A new report from Policy Exchange has called for a wholesale overhaul of the UK’s power system to create a level playing field for clean energy flexibility technologies to compete with dirtier forms, which would ultimately save consumers as much as £90 a year by 2030.

Guest blog
STA publishes FiT reform proposals for rooftop solar

STA publishes FiT reform proposals for rooftop solar

25 Aug 2016, 11:31
• By Paul Barwell

Six months on from the introduction of new feed-in tariff rates for UK solar, the Solar Trade Association's chief executive Paul Barwell sets out its key asks for the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy when it comes to solar policy.

BEIS confirms energy ministerial portfolios

BEIS confirms energy ministerial portfolios

4 Aug 2016, 14:35

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has confirmed its eagerly awaited ministerial portfolios weeks after new prime minister Theresa May established the so-called super department.

BEIS estimates 88MW installed in Q2 2016

BEIS estimates 88MW installed in Q2 2016

28 Jul 2016, 13:03

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has estimated that just 88MW of solar was installed in Q2 2016, less than half than was deployed in Q2 2015.

CBI calls for ‘continuity and stability’ in new energy policy

CBI calls for ‘continuity and stability’ in new energy policy

26 Jul 2016, 11:16

The UK government needs to provide “continuity and stability” in its energy and climate change policy according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which has called on Greg Clark to pick up the baton left by former energy secretary Amber Rudd.

The new normal for Whitehall

The new normal for Whitehall

22 Jul 2016, 12:22
• By David Pratt

As the days pass from the scrapping of DECC from Whitehall in favour of the new business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) department, few details have trickled through about how the new branch of government will operate. David Pratt examines what we do know and what remains to be seen as parliament heads off for the summer.