15/10/19 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 15/10/19

Policy paper: Flexible and responsive energy retail markets: CFP response to the Ofgem and BEIS consultation – Committee on Fuel Poverty
27 September 2019.  The response by the CFP to Ofgem and BEIS consultation on flexible and responsive energy retail markets:

Flexible and responsive energy retail markets: CFP response to the Ofgem and BEIS consultation

Press release: Record numbers of people save money after taking part in Ofgem’s latest collective switch trial – Ofgem
27 September 2019.  Around 30% of disengaged customers who took part in Ofgem’s latest simplified collective switch trial changed their energy deal:

Record numbers of people save money after taking part in Ofgem’s latest collective switch trial

Collection:  Energy Trends – Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
26 September 2019.  This series brings together all documents relating to ‘Energy trends’ statistical publication:

Energy trends

Data: Upcoming release calendar – Ofgem
26 September 2019.  Ofgem is a leading provider of independent, impartial and authoritative data on the energy market and its performance for consumers.  This timetable outlines the upcoming publication dates for our performance indicators and data:

Ofgem data: Upcoming release calendar

Article:  Column: Rising energy use to push CO2 far above target through 2050 – Reuters
26 September 2019, John Kemp.  Global energy consumption will rise nearly 50% by the middle of the century, according to projections published by the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week:

Column: Rising energy use to push CO2 far above target through 2050

News: Hinkley Point nuclear plant building costs rise by up to £2.9bn – Guardian Online
25 September 2019, Jillian Ambrose.  EDF Energy blames ground conditions for rise but says energy bills will not go up:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/25/hinkley-point-nuclear-plant-to-run-29m-over-budget

Policy paper: Fuel poverty strategy for England: CFP response to BEIS consultation – Committee on Fuel Poverty
16 September 2019.  The Committee on Fuel Poverty response to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s consultation on the Fuel Poverty Strategy for England:

CFP response to consultation: Fuel Poverty Strategy for England

Open consultation: Smart meter policy framework post 2020 – Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
16 September 2019.  Consultation on proposals to develop a policy framework for smart meters post 2020:

Smart meter policy framework post 2020

News: Stop cross-sector lobbying to deliver net zero, power sector told – Current News
17 September 2019, Liam Stoker.  The power sector must focus on collaborating and dedicate less time lobbying against each other if the industry is to deliver towards the UK’s net zero targets:

Stop cross-sector lobbying to deliver net zero, power sector told

News: Is the energy market failing vulnerable consumers? – Politics Home
18 September 2019, Alexandra Goodwin.  The Big Six energy companies have come under fire once again this week, following a new report that UK households overpaid by £2.2bn on energy this year:
Is the energy market failing vulnerable consumers?

Collection:  Renewable Heat Incentive statistics – Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
19 September 2019.  This series brings together all documents relating to Renewable Heat Incentive statistics:
Renewable Heat Incentive statistics

National Statistics: Household Energy Efficiency Statistics, headline release September 2019 – Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
19 September 2019.  Household Energy Efficiency Statistics, headline release (September 2019):
Household Energy Efficiency Statistics, headline release September 2019

Guidance: Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3: results – Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
20 September 2019.  Outcome of Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 for less established renewable technologies, which commenced on 1 May 2019:
Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3: results

News: Peter Dowd MP: The Treasury will be at the heart of our efforts to tackle the climate challenge – Politics Home
23 September 2019, Peter Dowd MP.  Labour will work with industry to build an economy that protects the environment and addresses inequality, writes Peter Dowd MP:
Peter Dowd MP: The Treasury will be at the heart of our efforts to tackle the climate challenge

News: Ofgem ‘passing the buck’ on economic impact of TCR – Current News
23 September 2019, Alice Grundy.  Ofgem has been accused of “passing the buck” over the financial repercussions of its Targeted Charging Review (TCR). The TCR – and its potential impact on the deployment of renewables – has been a contentious issue since Ofgem revealed details of the reforms last November:
Ofgem ‘passing the buck’ on economic impact of TCR

News:  UK Labour plans state-led 52GW offshore drive – ReNews
24 September 2019, The UK Labour party has unveiled a new plan to set up a state-owned development company to build 37 new offshore wind farms in domestic waters by 2030:
UK Labour plans state-led 52GW offshore wind drive

News: Energy suppliers too slow at helping rising number of indebted customers – Ofgem – Yahoo
25 September 2019, Josie Clarke.  Energy suppliers are still too slow at helping rising numbers of customers deal with debt, Ofgem has said:

Energy suppliers too slow at helping rising number of indebted customers – Ofgem

Report:  Energy UK calls for new ‘net-zero test’ to boost climate action – Energy UK
20 September 2019.  Energy UK publishes ‘Energy in the UK’ which outlines the energy sector’s positive contribution to the economy, the environment and for customers, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

‘Energy in the UK’

Open letter & Correspondence: Mid-year call for evidence on ESO performance – Ofgem
The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority is publishing a call for evidence to request stakeholders’ feedback on the ESO’s performance across all of its role areas from April 2019 to date:

Mid-year call for evidence on ESO performance

Research and analysis: Greenhouse gas removal policy options – Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
20 September 2019. This report considers policy options to support the deployment of greenhouse gas removal technologies:

Greenhouse gas removal policy options

News: Smart meter rollout delayed for four years – BBC News Online
17 September 2019, Simon Gompertz.  The government has pushed back the deadline for smart energy meter rollout by four years until 2024:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49721436

News: Climate change: Electrical industry’s ‘dirty secret’ boosts warming – BBC News Online
13 September 2019, Matt McGrath.  It’s the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49567197

News: Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all – BBC News Online
13 September 2019, Colletta Smith.  Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology.Government guidance says that since the middle of March 2019 customers should only have been given second generation smart meters:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49680943

News: National Grid ESO seeks industry input on CATO proposals – Current News
6 September 2019, Alice Grundy.  National Grid ESO is to develop proposals for the potential introduction of early model competition in onshore transmission:

National Grid ESO seeks industry input on CATO proposals

News: Solar panels: Thousands of customers complain – BBC News Online
9 September 2019, Ed Hanson.  Thousands of people who bought solar panels have complained to a financial watchdog that they are not bringing them the returns they were promised:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49566130

News: Carbon capture usage and storage – is it time? – Energy Voice
4 September 2019, Penelope Warne.  Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) is often described as a key part of energy transition, with the ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing energy supplies:

Carbon capture usage and storage – is it time?

News: New Capacity Market evidence lodged with European Commission as High Court date looms – Current News
5 September 2019, Liam Stoker.  Tempus confirmed that it had lodged evidence with the European Commission to substantiate its claim that the Capacity Market unfairly discriminates against clean energy projects:

New Capacity Market evidence lodged with European Commission as High Court date looms

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