We are at a “pretty frightening moment” in energy supply: that was the conclusion of Alistair Buchanan, previously chief executive of energy regulator Ofgem and now with consultant KPMG.
Scottish referendum raises questions on energy
Pressure on budgets from projects rushing to beat Renewables Obligation deadlines could mean there is no worthwhile funding available for a second Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation round in 2016.
Before I visit CBI to talk energy policy with its head of energy and climate change, Michelle Hubert, the fear of power shortages this winter has been all over the newspapers, so top of the list for our discussion is whether her members – the UK’s
Andrew Jones of S&C Electric suggests that both options will be required and says they should be a part of any grid development process
Shale gas proposals regularly attract direct action, but other energy projects have also been subject to protest. Danielle Drummond-Brassington and Emma Pinkerton summarise the options for those fearing trespassers
Cyber attacks and cyber crime are on the increase and the energy sector is an important target. How vulnerabe is it? Sian Crampsie looked at the scale of the problem and UK and European attempts to tackle it
In December the attention of the renewables industry will be focused on the government’s inaugural Contracts for Difference allocation round.
The total administration costs of the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) and the Electricity Settlements Company (ESC) will add on average 18 pence to household bills in 2015/16, according to estimates set out for consultation by Decc.
Ofgem has set the transfer value for the cable connection to the Thanet windfarm at £163.5 million, compared to the developer’s 2009 estimate of £189.0 million.