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Former Ofgem chief executive Dermot Nolan has told Utility Week that Boris Johnson’s green plan has “shone the spotlight even more brightly on RIIO-ED2”. He pointed to the move to bring forward the ban on petrol and diesel car sales to 2030 as having major ramifications for DNO’s business plans for the next price control and said there will “inevitably be tensions” around the levels of investment required.
Yorkshire Water has accused Ofwat of resorting to "populist" tactics, with an "unrestrained attack" on foreign investors in the sector. The company warned that the regulator risks undermining trust in the system and driving away investors. The accusations are included in the latest submission to the PR19 appeals.


The Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) has put resilience and meeting net zero targets firmly at the top of its agenda, reflecting a clear message from the Scottish Government about what Scottish Water must achieve. Utility Week speaks to Alan Sutherland, chief executive of WICS about how uncertainty about the future has shaped the regulatory approach.
Regina Finn, Ofwat’s first chief executive and now chair of the Low Carbon Contracts Company, talks to Utility Week about her career and the future of Contracts for Difference. She discusses the role of auctions for emerging technologies, starting with next year’s bumper round and whether they could extend beyond the power sector. She also gives her view on how regulation should reflect the net-zero journey.
Ofwat’s new £200 million fund for water sector innovation aims to trigger transformational change in the way the sector tackles it's grand challenges. But will it succeed? This was the question up for debate among industry leaders at a virtual round table, supported by CGI.
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