EU appeals against court’s Capacity Market ruling

The European Commission has not yet opened an in-depth investigation into the UK’s power auction scheme

Banks Mining to challenge UK Government’s opencast coal mine decision

Last month, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid refused the Druridge Bay, Highthorn application

UK watchdog rejects SSE, EDF’s appeal on transmission charges

The competition watchdog has dismissed EDF and SSE’s appeal against Ofgem’s decision on transmission charges. In 2016, SSE had requested a change to industry rules about charges paid by electricity generators for using the transmission system, which would have resulted in them receiving a £120 million rebate from National Grid. It argued generators in Britain […]

EDF and SSE appeal against Ofgem’s decision on transmission charges

EDF and SSE have appealed against Ofgem’s decision to reject a code modification on charges to generators for the electricity transmission system in 2015/16. The energy firms said electricity generators were overcharged for using the national transmission system that period and allege it is “unlawful”. Generators’ network charges in 2015/16 exceeded the €2.50 (£2.23)/MWh cap […]

Ofgem launches new standards for energy suppliers

Ofgem’s rigorous new standards of conduct to ensure energy suppliers are treating consumers fairly have come into force this week. The new rules have been introduced as part of the first stage of the energy regulator’s Retail Market Review (RMR) reforms to make the market “simpler, clearer and fairer” for consumers. They cover a range […]

DECC loses solar FiT appeal

DECC’s appeal is refused at the High Court

DECC take solar case to Supreme Court to maximise installations

The solar saga took another turn today as the Energy and Climate Change Secretary announced DECC would appeal the latest decision made by the courts. Chris Huhne said: “The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court ruling on FITs albeit on different grounds. We disagree and are seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme […]

Solar industry gold rush starts again

Following the solar industry’s landmark victory against the Government today, a short term gold rush is set to begin, according to the director of a renewable energy company. David Hunt, at Eco Environments said: “This is an almighty kick in the teeth for the Government, but a fantastic result for consumers who have either gone […]

Government loses landmark solar case

The Government has lost its case against the solar industry to cut support for the Feed-in Tariff. The decision came as a surprise to those in the industry and many expect DECC will now approach the Supreme Court. A DECC spokesperson told ELN: “The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of the High Court. […]