New Johnson mandate to shape post-Brexit trade and net-zero
The Conservatives' decisive victory in the General Election sets the country on the path to Brexit and EU trade deal negotiations, including talks on the future trading arrangements for the gas and electricity flowing through interconnectors to Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Ireland and Denmark.
Lights and heating will stay on after Brexit, National Grid says
National Grid's latest Systems Outlook Report offers reassurance that the domestic gas and electricity networks will have enough supply to meet winter demand even if Dutch and Belgian gas interconnectors were cut off on "day one" of a no deal exit.
Gas Networks Ireland issues Brexit update
Gas Networks Ireland is satisfied that there will be no adverse impact on gas flows due to Brexit, including in a no-deal scenario.
EI survey results highlight industry’s verdict on UK energy
Six clear messages for UK ministers and industry leaders dominate the findings of the 2018 Energy Barometer published by the Energy Institute.
Technology & Operations
Battery prices could soar post-Brexit
Batteries used for electricity storage could see prices increase by almost a quarter, warns REA
Heat networks: the post-Brexit energy solution?
“Energy security” and “independence” are already becoming buzzwords in the post-Brexit era, says Gareth Jones as he explores the future of the UK energy market and the role heat networks might play.
Policy & Regulation
Brexit won’t stop the rise of EVs
Rumours suggest that automotive manufacturer may be cancelling UK investment plans following the EU membership referendum result, but don’t believe that this will slow the rise of electrical vehicles says Gill Nowell.
Policy & Regulation
Shadow energy positions reshuffled
A new shadow energy secretary is in place and the post of shadow energy minister vacant after the resignations of Lisa Nandy and Alan Whitehead.
Editor’s weekly: Brexit should spur industry collaboration
Network editor Jane Gray deliver’s the first weekly overview of trends, events and news in the gas, power and heat network community.
Networks prepare for EU exit
In the early hours of this morning it was announced that Britain has voted to leave the EU, a move that will have repercussions for the energy industry.
Our future in Europe
Energy network leaders favour a “remain” vote in the upcoming referendum, according to views expressed at a recent industry debate.
Lord Bourne speaks out on Brexit energy risks
Writing exclusively for Network and Utility Week, Lord Bourne, parliamentary under secretary of state for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc), says exiting the EU would be bad for energy investment, energy costs and energy security.