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
Companies are still waiting to hear full details from the UK govenment on how it intends to provide £1bn in funding for CCS projects, as promised in the spending review.
So the news that the European Commission will announce a “prize” to fund CCS and renewables projects will be very welcome for some. Read more
Eon has confirmed it is shelving its delayed plans to build a new coal energy plant at Kingsnorth. Read more
The Guardian has a interesting article on how the UK coalition government is quietly watering down its commitment to the tough emissions standards its politicians championed whilst in opposition.
Notably, it’s dropping the so-called “environmental performance standard” (EPS) from its first energy bill, expected later this year. The introduction of EPS was intended to incentivise power companies to use more efficient technology in building new power stations and restrict greenhouse emissions from coal and gas plants. Read more