UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the energy sector

The post below was first published on our Energy notes and Infrastructure notes blogs On 6 July 2022, a day of significant political uncertainty, the Government published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Notwithstanding the current political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging legislative reform of the UK’s energy market for … Read more

Door left ajar for fracking? Kwarteng orders BGS to reconsider the evidence

The post below was first published on our Energy and Infrastructure Consenting Blog. In a surprise move yesterday which has received relatively little press, Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, wrote to the British Geological Society giving them 3 months to produce a report setting out whether shale gas can be extracted safely in the UK using … Read more

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