Global energy crisis explainer: Why it can’t be put on the backburner (podcast)

In this podcast, Paul Butcher, our Director of Public Policy, looks at: the unprecedented nature of the current situation for natural gas, coal and electricity the consequences we are seeing for industry and consumers what caused the crisis, including: the ‘series of unfortunate events’ the surprising consequences of the pandemic and new ways of working … Read more

UK’S ENERGY SUPPLY MARKET – BRIEF EXPLAINER OF THE ROLE OF THE DEFAULT TARIFF CAP AS OFGEM ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE ENERGY CRISIS

There is an ongoing global energy crisis with record prices for natural gas, coal and electricity. One aspect specific to the UK, including in relation to the large number of electricity suppliers that have ceased trading this year (21 as of the date of this briefing), is the default tariff cap introduced in 2019. Also … Read more

UK’S ENERGY SUPPLY MARKET – BRIEF EXPLAINER OF THE ROLE OF THE SUPPLIER OF LAST RESORT AS OFGEM ANNOUNCES NEW ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO THE ENERGY CRISIS

There is an ongoing global energy crisis with record prices for natural gas, coal and electricity. One aspect specific to the UK, particularly for the large number of energy suppliers that have ceased trading this year (21 as of the date of this briefing), is the supplier of last resort mechanism that has kicked in. … Read more

Charging forward – Ofgem’s drive to electrify transport

The post below was first published on our Energy blog On Saturday, 4 September 2021, Ofgem (the energy regulator in Great Britain) published its plans to further support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the deployment of EVs and their integration into the electricity system. Ofgem aims to get the network ready for … Read more

Update to the Capacity Market Rules: Government response to consultation, June 2021

The post below was first published on our Energy blog. The government recently undertook a consultation on certain amendments they proposed for improving the Capacity Market (CM). The government’s response to the consultation on improvements was published in June 2021. Below we have summarised the amendments that are now being made. The government will publish … Read more

CfD Supply Chain Plans – update on consultation

The post below was first published on our Energy blog. The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a response to consultation on its proposed amendments to the CfD scheme in relation to Supply Chain Plans ahead of the CfD Allocation Round 4 planned for late 2021. This follows a second consultation paper issued … Read more