Andrea Leadsom has returned to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to succeed Greg Clark as energy secretary.
The government is exploring new funding models for nuclear and Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) projects, announcing up to £18 million for the development of small modular reactors (SMR).
‘Radical’ reform of the energy supply market is needed as future supply models face putting consumers at risk, Citizens Advice has warned.
Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have described flexibility as ‘crucial’ to the evolution of energy networks in an open letter to the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
Current± talks to Tom Pakenham, director of electric vehicles at energy tech firm Kaluza, about the obstacles to energy flexibility, the need for DNOs to progress in their thinking around EVs and whether or not the industry itself is innovating fast enough.
Stephen Cirell and Geraint Lewis examine the need for an overhaul of motoring taxation as EV uptake skyrockets, and some of the potential solutions the government may well consider.
National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios (FES) 2019 – released last week – outlined four potential scenarios for the next 30 years of the energy system. And for the first time, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) used sensitivity modelling to create a net zero scenario.
The CCC's 2019 Progress Report comes on the back of its net zero recommendations. Outlining policy suggestions for reaching net zero, the Progress Report also hit out at the government for a 'shortfall' in policy. Here the industry responds to the report's recommendations.
Net zero will require ‘immediate’ action across all policy areas and technologies, according to National Grid ESO’s latest forecasts.