Category: Regulation

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Decarbonising heat – 10 policy steps to drive a low carbon heat market

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group, 21 March 2019 Optimism versus realism As a natural optimist, I seriously hope that much of the UK’s heat decarbonisation problem can be solved by technological and social...

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Barriers to Local Energy Markets in GB

By Rachel Bray, Energy Policy Group, 10th May 2018* The need to decarbonise the GB electricity system, alongside the falling costs of renewable technologies and developments in IT capabilities, provides us with an opportunity...

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Who owns the UK’s energy distribution networks?

By Richard Lowes, Energy Policy Group When one thinks about the rules and regulations around the UK’s energy networks (which luckily for us at the EPG we often do) we tend to consider price...

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Could 2016 be the year the Big Six become a memory?

DOMINIC MACLAINE According to the BBC website the price of Brent oil crude has fallen to under $28 a barrel before recovering to trade at $28.36. As a result of the falling price of...

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State of the Energy Union: we need clear targets & effective governance

State of the Energy Union Review Highlights the Need for Clear Targets and Effective Governance on the EU and Member State Level This blog links to a more detailed working paper: A Comparison of the...

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The strategic importance of democratising energy

Iain Soutar, EPG, 8th October 2015 Speaking at the Labour Conference last week, shadow secretary Lisa Nandy sought to clarify what energy policy would look like under a Labour government. The speech appeared to...

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Is it time to bite the bullet?

Dominic Maclaine Sometimes the thing that distracts you the most is something inconsequential like a buzzing fly or in the case of energy, smart metering. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) assertion that smart...

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Are they that easily bamboozled?

Dominic Maclaine Sometimes it seems better just not to mention it. If you ignore it and concentrate on the colour that the walls are painted and ask for advice on that some people will...

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