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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.

The outcome is slightly more generous than the original consultation which proposed reducing the benefit to around £2/kW

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.

The removal of barriers towards the deployment of energy storage and demand response technologies could save the UK up to £40bn across the electricity system by 2050

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.

Organisations are establishing overlapping and duplicate schemes within the energy efficiency sector. KPMG claims that this is having a detrimental effect on businesses

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.

Sales of plug-in cars have increased by 716% over the past two years

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 has funded and delivered efficiency measures across 181,000 homes

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.

The removal of coal from Ovo's energy mix has cut its carbon emissions by 34%

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.

Conservative MP Lauren Sandys:

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.

Network costs currently make up around 23% of an energy bill

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".

Energy Minister Amber Rudd with UK Power Networks' director of asset management Barry Hatton outside the new Smarter Network Storage facility

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.

 British Gas' senior management failed to take appropriate action to ensure it delivered energy efficiency measures on time

British Gas charged £11.1m for missing energy efficiency targets

British Gas has been hit with an £11.1m fine for failing to meet binding targets for delivering domestic energy-efficiency upgrades by an agreed deadline.

Any large-scale renewable electricity generator with a capacity larger than 5MW can apply for accreditation under RO.

Edie explains: Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs)

The Renewables Obligation (RO) is the main support system for renewable electricity projects across the country. In this week's 'edie explains,' we bring you everything you need to know about Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs).

The wind-farm will produce enough electricity to power 200,000 homes

New transmission link to connect 75 wind turbines to UK grid

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will invest £168m in a new high-voltage transmission link between an offshore Lincolnshire wind-farm and the main UK grid.

Ofgem cut £174m from the original proposal from SSE

Ofgem greenlights Scottish subsea energy link

Ofgem has given the go-ahead to a £1.1bn funding package for an undersea transmission link in northern Scotland which would connect 1.2GW of renewable energy to the mainland grid.

Scottish Renewables' five-point plan explains how UK policy-makers should deal with Scotland's post-referendum energy sector

Scotland demands more strategic UK energy policy in wake of no-vote

Scottish Renewables has set out the nation's renewable energy industry's asks ahead of devolution discussions, in a report entitled 'Harnessing Scotland's Energy'.

A lack of spare infrastructure capacity could lead to short-term growth being constrained, according to EEF

UK manufacturers call for independent body to drive infrastructure projects

Manufacturers have called for the creation of an independent authority to address Britain's long-term strategic infrastructure requirements and encourage investment in energy and roads.

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