18/12/19 – Useful Links

Interesting links, articles, news and blog posts sent out to members on 18/12/19

News: ‘A far cry from what science tells us is needed’: COP25 reaches ‘disappointing’ conclusion – Edie.net
15 December 2019.  Green campaign groups, UN officials and business representatives have expressed disappointment after two weeks of negotiations at COP25 came to a close today (15 December), almost two days behind schedule:
https://www.edie.net/news/9/-A-far-cry-from-what-science-tells-us-is-needed—COP25-reaches–disappointing–conclusion/?adfesuccess=1
News: Government must start with a clear commitment to a new fleet of nuclear power plants – Politics Home
13 December 2019, Nuclear Industry Association. For the government’s part, they should start with a clear commitment to a new fleet of nuclear power plants in the planned energy white paper, due early in 2020, says Tom Greatrex, CEO of the Nuclear Industry Association:
Government must start with a clear commitment to a new fleet of nuclear power plants
Publication & Update: Call for Evidence on the Electricity Transmission, Gas Transmission, Gas Distribution and Electricity System Operator Business Plans for RIIO-2 – Ofgem
13 December 2019.  This call for evidence seeks stakeholder views on any aspect of the network company business plans which the companies published and provides a link to an online pro-forma which stakeholders can use to provide responses. The call for evidence may inform the topics we raise in the Open Hearing:
Call for Evidence on the Electricity Transmission, Gas Transmission, Gas Distribution and Electricity System Operator Business Plans for RIIO-2
Background: The Sixth Carbon Budget and Welsh emissions targets – Call for Evidence – Committee on Climate Change
12 December 2019.  The UK Government and Parliament have adopted the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) recommendation to target net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the UK by 2050 (i.e. at least a 100% reduction in emissions from 1990):
https://www.theccc.org.uk/the-sixth-carbon-budget-and-welsh-emissions-targets-call-for-evidence/
News: Energy UK appoints interim successor for Slade – Current News
5 December 2019, Liam Stoker.  Energy UK has confirmed that Audrey Gallacher will be taking the reins at the trade body on an interim basis when Lawrence Slade steps down later this month:
Energy UK appoints interim successor for Slade
News: Report: Coal ‘becoming uninsurable’ as cover withdrawal doubles – Edie.net
3 December 2019.  The number of insurance firms withdrawing cover for coal companies and assets has more than doubled between 2018 and 2019, a new report has revealed:
Report: Coal ‘becoming uninsurable’ as cover withdrawal doubles
News: Growth ‘soars’ in UK energy storage – Renew.biz
2 December 2019.  Over 10,500MW of battery storage planning applications have been made in the UK, compared with 6900MW a year ago, according to new research from RenewableUK (R-UK):
Growth ‘soars’ in UK energy storage
News: Onshore wind poised for first foray into Capacity Market – Edie.net
2 December 2019.  Renewables are poised to make their first foray into the Capacity Market after a number of onshore wind projects prequalified for the upcoming auctions:
Onshore wind poised for first foray into Capacity Market
News: ‘Cruel blow’ as E.On announces 4,500 job losses as it takes over npower – Current News
29 November 2019, Molly Lempriere.  Up to 4,500 jobs are going to be cut as part of a major restructuring at supplier npower, as new parent company E.On completes its takeover of the struggling energy provider:
‘Cruel blow’ as E.On announces 4,500 job losses as it takes over npower
Guidance: Determinations of the EU ETS carbon price – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
29 November 2019.  Determinations made by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under regulation 49 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations 2012:
Determinations of the EU ETS carbon price
News: No need for CCS if renewables ramped up and efficiency increased, CAT report says – Current News
28 November, Alice Grundy.  The UK could achieve net zero with proven technology, eliminating the need for carbon capture and storage (CCS), a new report suggests:
No need for CCS if renewables ramped up and efficiency increased, CAT report says
News: Net-zero by 2025 ‘practically impossible’ due to spiralling costs, report finds – Edie.net
28 November 2019.  Moving the UK’s net-zero emission target forward 25 years is “practically impossible”, according to new thinktank research which found that setting a net-zero target for 2025 would cost £200bn each year at a minimum – more than the NHS’s annual budget:
Net-zero by 2025 ‘practically impossible’ due to spiralling costs, report finds
News: UK battery storage participation in the Capacity Market dwindles even further – Energy Storage News
26 November 2019, Liam Stoker.  Battery storage submissions for forthcoming Capacity Market auctions in the UK have dwindled, with demand side response (DSR) emerging as the clean technology of choice:
UK battery storage participation in the Capacity Market dwindles even further
News: Energy customers return to Big Six after string of small supplier collapses – Your Money.com
25 November 2019, Joanna Faith.  More than 100,000 households switched from a small and medium-sized supplier to a large provider in October, according to Energy UK:
Energy customers return to Big Six after string of small supplier collapses
News: Tories pledge £9.2 billion for energy efficiency – The Ecologist
25 November 2019, Emily Beament and Patrick Daly.  The Conservatives have pledged £9.2 billion to improve the energy efficiency of homes, schools and hospitals, as they make a pitch to voters concerned about the environment:
Tories pledge £9.2 billion to improve energy efficiency

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