UK can deliver 12GW of battery storage with stronger policies, report finds
A new report estimates that 12GW of subsidy-free battery deployment could be possible in the UK by 2021, despite only 0.6 GW of capacity being installed and operational so far, but only if the Government learns from past failings in the solar market.
Power networks pledge to deliver £17bn of smart grid benefits
Electricity network operators will today (6 December) pledge to deliver £17 billion of energy system benefits by 2050 through the creation of a smarter, more flexible power grid.
Northern Powergrid to create 'virtual' local energy market
Northern Powergrid has unveiled plans to use computer modelling and laboratory demos to create a "virtual" local energy market as part of a new innovation scheme.
National Grid measures real-time system inertia for the first time
For the first time ever, the National Grid has successfully measured and monitored continuous grid stability across an entire network, in a move that could reduce end-customer costs and carbon emissions in the UK.
UK networks to fuse innovation plans for low-carbon technologies
The UK's energy network firms have teamed up to develop joint proposals to create "exciting opportunities" for smart technologies such as hydrogen and battery storage.
Race is on for energy cyber security standards
Government and Ofgem must lead a "race" to deliver smart technology standards which protect against cyber security threats in the energy system, a leading consultant has urged.
Ofgem condemned for slashing subsidies for small-scale energy generation
Energy regulator Ofgem has faced accusations of "hammering" the financial viability of low-carbon projects, after it confirmed subsidies made to small-scale electricity generators will fall by up to 93%.
edie Live Exhibitor Spotlight: Ofgem E-Serve
Ahead of edie Live at the NEC on 23-24 May we get up close and personal with some of our exhibitors to find out what visitors can expect to see at the show, what's new and how they can help in the drive towards sustainability targets.
Government call for evidence seeks business views on smarter energy system
The UK Government has today (10 November) confirmed its commitment to the creation of a smarter, flexible energy system with a new report which outlines the opportunity for businesses to actively balance their energy needs.
Streamlining energy schemes would boost economy and incentivise businesses, says KPMG
The UK Government could achieve savings of £100m and improve private sector growth over the next 20 years if efforts are made to streamline administrative mechanics of energy schemes such as feed-in tariffs (FiT) and capacity markets, a new report has found.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer
Listen to exclusive interviews with M&S's director of sustainable business Mike Barry, the new director of the Corporate Leaders Group Jill Duggan, and Heineken's director of global sustainable development Michael Dickstein in this fourth episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast.
UK government moves to ease energy supply fears
The UK government has moved to allay fears of a coming electricity supply crunch by unexpectedly bringing forward key reforms to the energy market.
1/3 of Britain's power networks could be overloaded by electric vehicle charging
Almost one third of UK local power networks could be overloaded if electric vehicles (EVs) become a mainstream motoring choice, a new study has found.
Eon calls for policy clarity on energy efficiency
Big six supplier Eon has called on the government for policy clarity on energy efficiency as Ofgem figures reveal the first target for the current Energy Company Obligation (ECO) period have been hit more than a year early.
Ovo Energy shuns coal and nuclear
Independent energy supplier Ovo Energy has announced it has removed coal and nuclear generation from its entire fuel mix.
Defra not taking advantage of waste opportunities, says Tory MP
Defra is still not looking at waste as an opportunity and should hand over full policy control to the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation (BIS), according to Conservative MP Laura Sandys.
Manufacturers support calls for better energy network regulation
The manufacturers' organisation EEF has welcomed a parliamentary report which criticises Ofgem for allowing the operators of Britain energy networks to make "greater than expected profit".
Europe's 'giant battery': Energy storage project buzzes into life
Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire is the location of Europe's largest battery storage project which has been switched on as part of an extensive trial to assess the role of energy storage in delivering the UK's Carbon Plan.