The UK has decided to put forward 12 projects for consideration by the European Investment Bank for its New Entrants Reserve, the €4.5bn pot to spend on CCS and “innovative renewable projects”. Read more
George Osborne reiterated today the UK government’s “determination to be the greenest government ever”. But given what we already knew, most of the new information contained in Wednesday’s Budget is set firmly against that agenda. Read more
Many thanks for all your questions for Jack Gerard, the head of the API. His answers will appear on this site on Friday, January 14th.
Next week, the person in the hotseat will be Magued Eldaief, the managing director of GE’s energy business in the UK. Read more
[huhne1] Two days ago, before Chris Huhne announced his package of measures to shake up the UK electricty market, a group of energy industry insiders and experts told Energy Source what they wanted to see from the reforms. Now that we know the details, and people have had time to figure out what they mean, the question remains, did they get what they wanted? Read more
Chris Huhne, the UK energy secretary, will tomorrow announce the details and scope of the government’s consultation on electricity market reform (EMR). The bill will come before parliament in the spring, but tomorrow’s announcement is expected to give some indications of the direction of government thought on certain key issues.
Huhne will be answering your EMR-related questions on this blog next week – email email@example.com by Friday, December 17th to pose your question. Meanwhile, here is what the energy industry wants to see ahead of the tomorrow’s release. Read more
Powerfuel’s administration makes grim reading for supporters of carbon capture and storage, not least the companies thinking of making an investment in the sector. Read more
How strong a hand will Chris Huhne, the UK energy secretary, take into the Cancun talks? Will he be able to persuade foreign ministers and negotiators that the UK is playing its part? Read more
In the first of a new series of readers’ Q&A sessions, Sara Vaughan, Eon UK’s head of energy policy and regulation, took on the burning questions you wanted answering. Below are her thoughts on how the UK measures up on low-carbon energy, the limitations of a carbon floor price and why the carbon reduction commitment might be better off as a tax. Read more
Starting next week, Energy Source is bringing back its reader Q&A sessions. This is a chance for you to ask the bigwigs of the energy industry anything you could possibly want.
First up in the hotseat is Eon’s Sara Vaughan, their UK director of regulation and energy policy. Read more
Here’s some news that will cheer both environmentalists and hydrocarbon producers.
The UK government is going to open up its CCS trials to gas plants as well as coal ones. After the first demonstration, the next batch of three will be open to applications from gas-fired power plants. Read more