The National Infrastructure Commission has called for evidence on balancing energy supply and demand, calling it one of the country’s three “most critical infrastructure challenges”.
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Excluding onshore wind from bidding for support available for low-carbon generation could add £30 million per year to the cost of meeting UK targets, and it should have access to a bigger subsidy pot than offshore wind, according to new research f
Government attempts to present a consistent energy policy fell apart in November as a major speech by Amber Rudd, secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) – flagged as setting the direction for energy policy – was u
In the past five years, infrastructure fund managers and private equity firms have increased their holdings in the onshore wind sector, driven by the prospect of low-risk, stable returns generated by operational projects grandfathered under the Re
Two years after it came into operation, the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PIP) has helped raise £1 billion in infrastructure funds.
If utility investment has been hard pressed in recent years – squeezed by depressed balance sheets, the financial crisis, and competition from fast-rising new renewables – that does not mean big investors have left the energy market.
There has been a 10% reduction in private investment in UK oil and gas infrastructure since December 2014, new figures from the Treasury reveal.
The boom in solar farm construction in the UK has brought new opportunities for investment in the UK’s power sector, and in spite of changes to renewable subsidy support mechanisms, those opportunities show little sign of abating.
Three years after it came into being, the Green Investment Bank this month celebrated a profitmaking year and government said it would begin a process to sell it to the private sector.