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Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 33 - Jun 2019

Government to set target for net zero by 2050

On 12 June, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the government would lay legislation to implement a target for the UK to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This will amend the Climate Change Act 2008. The Prime Minister also urged other economies to follow the UK’s lead and set their own targets.

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Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 29 - February 2019

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European Commission to appeal Capacity Market suspension

The European Commission (EC) has lodged an appeal against the decision to suspend payments under the Capacity Market (CM).

Posted at: 04/02/2019

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Look after your pets – and look after the planet?

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You may have seen the press reports a few weeks ago: a UK pet food manufacturer is launching a dog food product that is 40 percent insect—soldier flies, to be precise. However, feeding flies to Fido isn’t the only way that we can help to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions.

From an environmental perspective, the flies-as-food idea is to help combat climate change by avoiding beef from cattle fed on soya grown in Brazilian plantations that have been cleared from rainforest.

Posted at: 31/01/2019

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Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 28 - January 2019

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Government proposes route to market for small-scale renewables

The government came forward with a new scheme to incentivise deployment of small-scale renewables, called the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), on 8 January. The announcement followed the government closing the predecessor Feed-in Tariff scheme to new applications from April 2019.

Posted at: 01/01/2019

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10 Ways to Reward Your Employees for Free

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Rewarding employees is a crucial and effective way to ensure that your employees stay motivated and maintain a high morale.

Studies show that employee morale, retention and overall satisfaction are key performance indicators for business success and the lack of these qualities directly affects the success of every business. This process is often very costly, however, especially for those running a small business.

Posted at: 01/01/2019

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Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 27 - December 2018

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Energy security scheme suspended after EU Court ruling

The General Court of the European Court of Justice ruled in November that the UK’s Capacity Market (CM) – the main system to guarantee security of electricity supply – is no longer legal under State Aid rules, resulting in the UK government suspending payments under it.

Posted at: 03/12/2018

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Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 26 - November 2018

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Budget energy announcements receive mixed reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget on 29 October, including a range of announcements relevant to the energy sector.

Posted at: 05/11/2018

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