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

Scottish independence: implications for the North Sea oil and gas sector

The post below was first published on our Energy blog. The North Sea oil and gas industry has played a key role in Scotland’s economy since the 1970s. While annual oil production peaked in 1999 and North Sea tax revenues have fallen considerably in the last five years, Scotland’s oil and gas industry, including related … Read more

Future of free allocations under the UK ETS – New Consultation

The post below was first published on our Energy blog. The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) was launched on 1 January 2021 to replace the UK’s participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). As explained in our previous blog post (here), both schemes work on the basis of a reducing cap with … Read more