Articles tagged with: Low Carbon

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.

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Is UK energy on the greener path or moving into the black?

Is UK energy on the greener path or moving into the black?

1 Dec 2016, 11:02
• By Terry Macalister

The imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.

Solar industry delivered £4.6 billion to UK in 2014 claims ONS

Solar industry delivered £4.6 billion to UK in 2014 claims ONS

29 Nov 2016, 13:37

Official figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have shown the UK solar industry delivered more than £4.6 billion to the UK economy in 2014 as part of a turnover of £83.4 billion created by the low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy.

BNP Paribas prices first green bond

BNP Paribas prices first green bond

29 Nov 2016, 09:51

French bank BNP Paribas has priced its first €500 million green bond, the net proceeds of which will be allocated to a series of environmentally sustainable fields including renewable energies.

Irish minister seeks to calm solar expectations

Irish minister seeks to calm solar expectations

7 Nov 2016, 10:16

The Irish minister for communications, climate change and natural resources has sought to manage expectations for the country’s nascent solar market, indicating that not all of the applications currently in the pipeline will be supported by the government.

Scotland at risk of missing 2020 targets

Scotland at risk of missing 2020 targets

13 Sep 2016, 11:02

Despite outperforming the rest of the UK, Scotland will need to increase its renewable electricity deployment by 1.3GW per year to 2020 if it is to meet its decarbonisation targets, according to a new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

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.

MPs call for subsidy-free mechanism for renewables left out of CfDs

MPs call for subsidy-free mechanism for renewables left out of CfDs

25 Jul 2016, 11:31

The UK government should make clear its views on a subsidy-free market stabilisation model for technologies left out of the Contracts for Difference scheme, according to the latest select committee report to criticise the government’s handling of the renewables industry.

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.