Category: EMR

Snouts in the uncertainty trough 0

Snouts in the uncertainty trough

There may be hints that the UK has turned the corner and is coming out of recession. But they are just hints and the UK has a long, long way to go to get...

The capacity mechanism…again 0

The capacity mechanism…again

A capacity mechanism is back on the table again.Did it ever really go away?Well it did for a brief time under the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA). When NETA was introduced in 2001 the...

Government projections fall short of climate change targets 0

Government projections fall short of climate change targets

This blog first appeared on LFF at http://www.leftfootforward.org/2013/09/government-climate-change-targets/#more-73735 Last week’s release of new ‘Energy and Emissions Projections’ from the government highlighted some major concerns with the UK’s electricity policies. Firstly, it revealed that Britain...

Honesty amid complexity: What role for evidence in energy policy 0

Honesty amid complexity: What role for evidence in energy policy

Last month DECC invited evidence around community energy to inform an eventual Community Energy Strategy consultation in the summer. A sceptic would note that this call for evidence has shifted the draft consultation back...

Osborne won’t usher in a renewable renaissance 0

Osborne won’t usher in a renewable renaissance

This post first appeared in The Conversation July 4th, 2013 In a dramatic flourish of energy policy announcements over the past two weeks, the government’s spending review was merely the first act. Soon after,...

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