Carbon pricing
UK extends 2018 EU Emissions Trading System compliance deadline

The deadline extension from the 15th of March to the 26th of March will give emitters more time to buy and surrender required carbon units

Ofgem orders URE Energy to pay £209k renewables fine

The supplier failed to pay into a fund when it did not source the required proportion of electricity from renewable sources

Engine idling near schools should be banned, says Public Health England

Air pollution is considered the biggest environmental threat to health in the UK, with between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths a year attributed to long-term exposure

Aluminium cans
Policy reforms ‘could nearly double aluminium recycling’

A new report suggests this would prevent £50 million of wasted resources each year

Spain taken to EU Court over heating and hot water metering failings

The Commission said the country has not complied with the rules under the Energy Efficiency Directive

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg commits to closing US coal for good

The world’s 11th richest man plans to help retire every single coal-fired power plant in the country before 2030

Smart meter
Ofgem threatens Avro Energy with new customers ban

The supplier has failed to become a Data Communications Company user to help drive the installation of next generation SMETS2 smart meters

Italy taken to EU Court over air pollution and wastewater failings

The nitrogen dioxide limit set out under EU legislation had to be met in 2010

No-deal Brexit
‘Balancing and Settlement Code needs amending in case of no-deal’

That’s the call from National Grid Energy System Operator (ESO), which says this should be updated as soon as possible

High Court rules government’s fracking guidance as ‘unlawful’

A judge found the government failed to consider the latest scientific evidence