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The ability to navigate the peaks and troughs of an increasingly intermittent energy system requires long-term thinking about storage and flexibility. But, as experts tell David Blackman for the latest feature in our Countdown to COP series, substantial work is still needed to introduce the right market structures.
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Bulb chief executive Hayden Wood and REA boss Nina Skorupska are among 32 industry figures who have written to Boris Johnson urging him to scrap VAT on green products. While the letter states the sector was “encouraged” with the chancellor pledging investment in green infrastructure projects in the recent budget, it said there was disappointment at the “lack of policies to help people play a part in reaching net zero”.
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As part of Utility Week's Countdown to COP campaign, former Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan highlights three things the government should consider in balancing the need for a rapid transformation of the energy system alongside the responsibility to keep costs down for consumers.
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Local elections have meant a further delay to the publication of the keenly anticipated Heat and Buildings Strategy. Energy UK’s Charles Wood discusses what could, and should, be included when the strategy is finally revealed.
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As part of our Countdown to COP focus on investment in net zero, David Blackman looks at plans for a new National Infrastructure Bank. What type of projects is it likely to support and what lessons can be learnt from the history of its short-lived predecessor, the Green Investment Bank?
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Six out of 10 UK adults have never heard of the Green Deal and 35 per cent do not understand it, a survey revealed today, with two months to go until the first contracts could be signed.
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The government's apparant inability to find a counterparty to guarantee the contracts for difference (CFD) element of its proposals to reform the electricity market could lead to the Renewables Obligation (RO) being extended three years until 2020. That's the view of one of the MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.
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The UK should take a more directed approach to reaching its 2050 goals to reduce carbon emissions, said Sir David King, who was chief scientific advisor to the Blair government.
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