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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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Small and medium sized companies have a growing interest in generating their own renewable energy, according to research from Opus Energy. The supplier said 32 per cent of companies surveyed expecting to introduce solar panels, wind turbines or anaerobic digestion, and 38 per cent expected to generate their own renewable energy within five years.
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International Power's UK-Europe revenues decreased 4 per cent to €3,618 with earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation down 14 per cent.
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Ed Davey, the new secretary of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, also 155 community energy projects that have each won a share of £5.1 million of funding from the Local Energy Assessment Fund.
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Funding renewable energy projects is becoming more challenging because of increasing financial, regulatory and operational risks. But it is not too late for government, the insurance sector and banks to help, says Siân Crampsie
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The UK's assumption about carbon costs underpins some huge programmes - not least the smart meter rollout. It has to reflect assumptions about how costs will change over the long term and can't swing on the whim of today's market.
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Despite wider gloom in the jobs market, Vicky Kenrick says talented utility and sustainability professionals are in great demand right now.
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Switzerland's plans to abandon nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima accident are not yet set in stone - and depend on the results of debates, consultations and a referendum. Siân Crampsie says it's not game over yet
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The solar sector remains deeply divided over the continuing feed-in tariff (FIT) wrangle, with some firms arguing that a drawn-out legal challenge and appeal process is more damaging for the industry than the proposed cuts.
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