Energy regulator moves to protect small and micro-businesses from ‘rogue energy brokers’
“Recent media reports and Ofgem’s latest efforts underline the importance of working with an energy broker who follows an ‘open book’ policy and can provide clients with complete transparency.Read more
Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 25 - October 2018
Party conferences bring new energy policies
The last month has been party conference season, with Labour’s taking place towards the end of September. They unveiled their plan for a “Green Transformation”, through which they will aim for the UK to get 60% of its power from renewable sources within 12 years of Labour taking power.
Posted at: 01/10/2018Read more
Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 24 - September 2018
UK and EU business leaders warn that without post-Brexit agreement, energy costs could rise
An alliance of top-level UK and EU businesses has highlighted the importance of continued energy co- operation regardless of the Brexit outcome in an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
Posted at: 03/09/2018Read more
Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 23 - August 2018
Support scheme for small-scale renewables set to close, while EIIs gain exemption
A consultation was opened by the government on 19 July on the closure of its Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) scheme. Opened in 2010 the FiT supports small-scale low- carbon technology developments such as sub-5MW solar installations.
Posted at: 06/08/2018Read more
Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 22 - July 2018
Government could increase energy bills by exempting industry from cost of renewables
The government has proposed to widen a scheme that exempts some energy-intensive industries (EIIs) from paying the indirect costs related to renewable subsidy schemes. Through a consultation launched 22 June, the changes would allow a greater number of EIIs to avoid fees for Contracts for Difference (CfD) renewables auctions, the Renewables Obligation (RO) for large-scale renewable electricity projects and, if introduced, Feed-in Tariff (FiT), costs which support small-scale renewables.
Posted at: 02/07/2018Read more
Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 21 - June 2018
Calls grow for UK to adopt net zero emissions target
On 1 June a cross-party group of MPs called on the government to establish a legally-binding net zero emissions target in this Parliament, while the end of May saw think tank Bright Blue call for the UK to be the first G7 nation to adopt such a target.
Posted at: 01/06/2018Read more
Assured Energy Outlook: Issue 20 - May 2018
Business leaders call on Brexit negotiators to secure close UK-EU climate cooperation
A coalition of 21 energy and business leaders has released a joint letter calling on the UK and EU to work together to ensure that the goals set under the Paris climate agreement are met following the Brexit process.
Posted at: 01/05/2018Read more