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19 Dec 2012
Northern Ireland's energy regulator intends to approve over £44 million of investment that would enable wind generators in the north and west of the country to access the national transmission network, it has announced.
17 Dec 2012
The energy regulator Ofgem is seeking further views on how best to coordinate investment in and the development of offshore transmission assets.
Simplifications to the much-criticised Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will save participating businesses around £272 million over the life of the scheme, the Government has said.
14 Dec 2012
Operators of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants will be liable for the Carbon Price Support (CPS) rate of Climate Change Levy, according to draft Finance Bill legislation published by the Treasury. For non-CHP plants the taxable person is the plant...
The nuclear industry regulator's approval of the design for a new nuclear reactor is a "significant milestone" in the UK's bid to reduce its carbon output, an expert has said.
The full benefits of smart metering will only be realised if consumers can be convinced to engage with the new technology, an expert has said.
13 Dec 2012
Energy companies will have to monitor for earthquakes when undertaking hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking', for shale gas, the Energy Secretary has announced.
A judge has agreed to limit a Shetland Islands environmental group's liability for legal costs to £5,000 in its judicial review of the Scottish Government's decision to grant planning permission to a 103-turbine wind farm.
10 Dec 2012
Changes to the laws implementing European emissions trading rules will simplify an unnecessarily complex area of regulation as well as remove "inappropriate" criminal penalties for misreporting, an expert has said.
06 Dec 2012
The Government has committed to addressing “barriers to investment” in clean gas generation as part of its pursuit of significant decarbonisation of the power sector by 2030, it has confirmed.