The smart meter roll-out has been delayed at the start but has a fixed end-point in 2020. As MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee take evidence on the programme, New Power takes a look at progress so far
Ministers are considering whether the Capacity Market framework should be tweaked to give demand side response more opportunity to participate.
There is no time to pause for reflection following the first Capacity Market auction: the second is less than a year away and Decc is already starting a two-year cycle for the next. But there are lessons to be learned about the process and questions raised over the outcome.
MEPs set back progress on reforming the EU’ Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in January when they voted against proposals for a so-called Market Stability Reserve (MSR).
The government has tabled regulations that will create new criminal offences for anyone taking part in energy market manipulation or insider trading in energy markets.
Siemens reported no growth in its conventional power business in an update on first quarter trading, but more positive results in its wind sector.
The National Audit Office (NAO) has set out a number of concerns over the government's scheme guaranteeing investment in infrastructure.
The number of active investors in renewable energy has grown from a couple in 2003 to 47, Tom Murley of HG Capital told a Westminster Forum meeting on the green economy this month.
The Renewable Energy Association has launched two new specialist sections, to represent members in the solar and storage sectors.