Will old coal be phased out around 2023, as policymakers have assumed, or will it still be in operation? Work by Imperial College researchers, on behalf of WWF, suggests that the Capacity Market (CM) has little effect on that outcome.
E.On is to split its activities to create two companies, one in commodities and conventional power generation, which it will dispose of, and a second in regulated or quasi-regulated industries (including renewables) and energy retail.
Using value of lost load (VoLL) to assess the economic fallout of supply interruptions could lead to “highly suspect” calculations well short of the true socio-economic cost.
The government is seeking to remove guarantees over the subsidy awarded to fossil plants that switch to burning biomass for all or part of their power.
Senior staff members at the energy industry’s settlements organisation Elexon have left the company.
The first auction round for renewable energy CfDs will be delayed, Decc has announced, because “at least one” company is appealing to Ofgem over National Grid’s decision that it does not qualify to join the auction.
In the first Capacity Market auction, held last week, the scheme largely failed to deliver new-build gas plants to meet market needs in 2018, according to provisional results released on Friday.
Over the six years that Fiona Cochrane has been working on energy policy at Which?, the energy team has grown from half a person to six full-time staff. It’s an indication of energy’s high profile in consumer affairs. Which?
Pressure to divert waste from landfill has been intensified by dramatic increases in the gate fees for landfill disposal – from £7 per tonne of “mixed waste” in 1997 to £100 and over today.