Policy & regulation

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A new report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) argues that "smart" charging is needed to support the widespread integration of electric cars and vans into the energy system to meet the UK's 2050 climate change targets.

Europe-wide survey scores GB low on electricity system flexibility...

Great Britain ranks eighth out of nine northern European countries in attracting and facilitating investment in electricity system flexibility, a new industry report published by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA).

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OPSS advises on new heat network notification rules

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), the government agency responsible for enforcing the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014, has announced changes to the official notification process for heat network operators.

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Net-zero will need a regulation review, contractor warns

New thinking on energy regulation that better supports network investment will be required if the UK is going to meet its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to Burns and McDonnell, a US based engineering and construction business operating...

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Northern Powergrid calls on Ofgem to set out clear DSO ground...

Northern Powergrid is urging Ofgem to provide more clarity on the underlying ground rules for network operators as they make the shift into new types of business operations as Distribution System Operators (DSOs).

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Labour outlines fast track to zero carbon energy by 2030

The Labour Party has unveiled a report setting out an accelerated plan to fully eliminate carbon emissions from the UK's energy system by 2030, including goals of installing 8 million heat pumps and insulating 27 million homes.

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RIIO-ED2: a unique opportunity for change?

Christopher Watts, director for regulatory affairs at S&C Electric Company, discusses RIIO-ED2 and how the role of networks is changing.

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UK needs 'Olympic' delivery body to drive shift to net zero heating,...

MPs and members of the public are equally in the dark over the urgency of decarbonising the heat network, raising the need to establish a powerful new body to coordinate the complex task, according to a report by cross-party think tank Policy Connect....