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Brexit has pushed the UK to the “back of the queue” for developing interconnectors, Sir Ed Davey has claimed. The former energy and climate change secretary of state said that he “never found any European rules that got in the way” of the UK’s renewable energy push.
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The government has revealed details of the fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, including its £265 million budget. While the bulk of subsidies will go towards offshore wind, £24 million has been ringfenced for floating offshore projects. Established technologies will share £10 million, with a cap of 5GW of capacity.
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Gas and power prices reached new record highs over the last few days as concerns over gas stocks for the coming winter fed through to the power market and amplified price spikes due to unusually low wind generation. An analyst for price reporting firm ICIS said the surge in gas prices seen over recent weeks and months is like nothing the company has ever witnessed in nearly three decades covering the market.
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As water companies publish their strategies to meet net zero carbon emissions by 2030, this Utility Week Insight Report in association with Mott MacDonald delves into the challenges they face in cutting emissions from energy whilst reducing bills and boosting resilience. We examine their different approaches to renewable generation, the difficulties of striking Power Purchase Agreements to deliver cheaper green power, and their concerns that new rules from Ofgem could scupper their decarbonisation plans.
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Changes to energy consumption patterns and the increasing prevalence of renewables will require more agile transmission and distribution infrastructure. Matt Brough of Burns & McDonnell looks at the role modular substations can play in this mix.
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SSE said today it has agreed to buy the generation assets of Endesa Ireland for £256 million. Expected to complete within the next three months, the deal will give the firm four plants (two fuel oil, two peaking gasoil) with a total capacity of 1068MW.
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Recent changes of government in Europe and interventions in the energy market by politicians are destabilising confidence and choking off long-term investment, warns Nigel Hawkins.
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If CCS is to be commercialised, we need coherent, clear business rules to govern the operation of integrated networks, argues Clive Ashworth.
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Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the 27 member states of the European Union increased in 2010, according to figures published by the European Energy Agency.
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Dong Energy will sell large UK industrial and commercial (I&C) customers electricity as well as gas within the next 12 months. The company said in the long term, it has not entirely ruled out selling energy to other UK consumer segments.
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Some short and medium-term policies on bioenergy are at odds with long-term desirable applications, such as for industrial heat. James Greenleaf reports.
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Scottish Power has confirmed that the Cockenzie coal-fired power station will close in one year's time. From next month, the station's output will be halved to 550MW to manage the remainder of the 20,000 hours it was allowed to operate after opting out of the Large Combustion Plant Directive in 2008.
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