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Campaigners against EDF’s planned new nuclear plant at Sizewell have instigated a legal bid to overturn Kwasi Kwarteng’s decision to award the project planning permission last month. The secretary of state for business and energy granted consent to the 3.2GW scheme on 20 July, overturning the Planning Inspectorate’s recommendation that it should not receive the go ahead.
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National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has given an early view of expected electricity supply margins over the coming winter ahead of its usual Winter Outlook released each Autumn. The ESO has forecast a de-rated margin 4GW - or 6.7% - representing a slight increase on the 3.9GW – or 6.6% - margin predicted for last winter. However, this forecast assumes there is no disruption gas supplies and Great Britain is able attract 5.7GW of interconnector imports from the rest of Europe during tight periods.
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Energy minister Greg Hands has confirmed the parameters for the next round of Capacity Market auctions in 2023. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has also announced its decision to proceed with two temporary rule changes intended to increase liquidity in the auctions.
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The inaugural UK Utilities Risk Report, from Utility Week and Marsh, highlights the key issues keeping sector leaders awake at night. From cybersecurity to policy and regulatory blockers, extreme weather and price volatility, this report presents a snapshot of the key concerns for utilities.
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Much of the focus on the UK’s transition to green energy has centred on generation. Headline-grabbing investments in green hydrogen or how we deliver enough wind and solar generation to meet rising energy demand will always be key to our journey to net-zero. But the infrastructure and integration of this technology will be equally critical in reducing the overall carbon intensity of the grid.
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Climate change protestors have disrupted operations at an EDF gas power station in Nottinghamshire. Five protestors from campaign group No Dash for Gas were arrested out of 17 who scaled the chimney of West Burton power station this morning on suspicion of aggravated trespass.
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Andrew Jones says we need to ramp up electricity storage to make the UK's system more efficient and capable of accommodating renewables
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As solar panels become increasingly popular, 'sunshine theft' could become a common matter of dispute. Andrew Whitehead and Helen Tringham call for legislation to preempt the problem
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