uk energy regulation News

  • UK Government launches consultation for streamlining Display Energy Certificate regulations

    The Government has today announced proposals which could see radical changes to the requirement for Display Energy Certificates (DECs) that are mandatory for approximately 54,000 public buildings throughout England and Wales. Like most early news the tendency is to think of the most extreme scenario, in this case entirely scrapping the requirement for Display Energy Certificates (DECs). In the ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • New UK independent nuclear regulator proposed

    “A new era of world class nuclear power demands that we continue to set world class safety standards.” – Lord Hunt A single, easily identifiable, body for regulating the civil nuclear energy sector was proposed by the Government today. The new body would combine responsibility for overseeing safety, security and transport of civil nuclear sites and material. Speaking at a nuclear supply chain ...


  • Energy UK conference

    Introduction Many thanks Angela for that introduction. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for the efforts you have made over the last two years as Energy UK Chief Executive, to keep open the lines of communication between Government, the energy industry and the public. It hasn’t been easy at times. But I have always appreciated your candour and forthright ...

  • AQE 2017 air quality event partners with IAPSC

    AQE 2017, the international Air Quality and Emissions show (Telford, UK, 24th & 25th May) has partnered with IAPSC (Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference) to deliver the conference on the second day of the AQE event. Administrative services for IAPSC are provided by Ricardo Energy & Environment. Their Alison ...

  • Changes to the regulation of underground gas storage in the UK

    A change in the regulation of underground gas storage has taken place. Gas storage in depleted reservoirs is now within the scope of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH). Previously, storage has been regulated by HSE under the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995. The UK became a net importer of natural gas in 2004. However a growing need to increase national ...

  • Opening up the energy markets; speech to Energy UK

    Introduction I want to start today by saying how crucial your work is to the country. You produce and supply the energy that keeps our society running. That heats our homes, lights our streets and powers our working lives. Every single day, working together, you supply the country with one billion kilowatt hours of electricity. Enough power to make 50 ...

  • UK energy regulator fines National Grid GBP 41.6m for gas metering breaches

    UK energy regulator Ofgem has fined National Grid £41.6 million for a breach of competition law that restricted the development of competition in the domestic gas meter market. The decision demonstrates Ofgem’s commitment to taking action where there is evidence that a company has acted in a way that restricts competition and harms customers. Ofgem’s Chairman, Sir John Mogg, said: “Ofgem has ...


    By Ofgem

  • UK Regulators launch new network to bring cross-sector regulation closer together

    The chief executives of the UK’s economic regulators have joined together to launch the UK Regulators Network (UKRN), tasked with improving coordination across regulated sectors to enhance investment and efficiency for the benefit of consumers. The UKRN brings together the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Office of Communications (Ofcom), The Office of ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Recommendations to ensure future of UK renewable energy

    The gas and electricity watchdog Ofgem has proposed an end to the policy of Renewables Obligation in order to encourage future investment in renewable energy. The proposal comes as part of a raft of recommendations announced by the regulator to ensure Britain’s energy supplies remain secure. Project Discovery indicates that reform is needed in the UK energy market to address tough environmental ...

  • NEMEX is the UK’s leading energy conference and exhibition

    Visit the website at www.nemex-energy.co.uk for further information about speakers, conference topics, registration and exhibitors. So, the formal consultation process has ...


    By Faversham House Ltd.

  • UK Government dithers over renewable energy

    Mixed subsidy messages provokes investor uncertaintyLondon, UK. 08 September 2010: Government subsidy plans for nuclear, renewables and fossil fuels were under the microscope throughout August as investors and energy firms sought clarification on where the government’s support lies. In apparent contradiction to its previous perceived anti-nuclear subsidy stance, Chris Huhne confirmed that ...


    By RealWire

  • EI publishes guide to new energy efficiency regulation

    The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the UK Government's response to implementing Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which mandates energy assessments for large organisations. ESOS will affect thousands of organisations and the Energy Institute (EI) has published a free guide to understanding and complying with this new regulation. Implementing energy efficiency is a ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Should businesses cash in as UK Energy Prices crash?

    Energy prices have seen a mini-crash this winter and customers can cash in on some of the lowest gas and electricity deals for years by renewing fixed contracts now, according to business energy broker ENER-G Procurement. But are further falls worth waiting for? "Gas and electricity prices currently quoted for March ...


    By ENER-G

  • UK Government Energy targets lack clarity

    Sentiment from traditional and social media shows energy issues under the spotlightLondon, UK. 09 August 2010: Industry and climate change organisations have criticised government plans on reducing emissions as ‘too vague’, according to analysis from Alva, the corporate reputation analysis company. July’s review of traditional and social media also identified that future ...


    By RealWire

  • Generating the future: UK energy systems fit for 2050

    Fundamental restructuring of the UK"s entire energy system is unavoidable if it is to meet future energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, even assuming that energy demand in all sectors can be substantially reduced, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. If we are to achieve this, the scale of the undertaking will require the biggest ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UK Energy Security: Active Government, Smart Intervention

    Introduction Let me start today by asking you to take a risk and make a bet. On England making it to the world cup final. And then winning. Far, far too unlikely, you might say. Unimaginable? Perhaps. Not even Roy Hodgson is planning for that, you might argue. But I can tell you who is planning for that. National Grid. Big occasions ...

  • Chris Huhne speech to UK energy summit

    Introduction This is the first coalition in sixty five years. The last coalition won a world war. This one must tame our biggest ever peacetime deficit. Coalitions can provide strong and decisive government because of their broad support. Indeed, seven of the ten biggest fiscal consolidations in the developed world since 1970 were under coalitions. But it is not just a ...

  • New ESOS Regulations are Energy SOS for British Business

    The Carbon Trust is calling on British businesses to save billions on their energy bills through implementing the most cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities identified through the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The new scheme is expected to help reduce energy bills for large enterprises by £300 million in 2016, but the Carbon Trust believes savings could be two to ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Rising UK Energy Prices Put Environmental and Energy Investment Under Threat

    Energy prices have been headline news in the UK for the last 2 months. Research from Citizens Advice shows energy prices rising up to 8 times faster than earnings and estimates that by next month, the UK's Big Six energy companies will have increased prices by 37% since 2010. Against this backdrop, UK politicians are scrambling for a response and the resulting confusion is causing dangerous ...


    By Green Business Watch

  • UK Water industry performance

    In its annual overview of regulated business performance released last week (‘Greener Business'), the Environment Agency has recognised the good progress made by UK water companies. The industry's performance in 2009 earned the approval of the EA in four separate categories. These four categories include: abstraction licence compliance (significant fall in breaches); water quality ...

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