Energy trade bodies plan merger

Energy trade groups are planning to join forces in a new “broader and more representative” industry body. The merger has been on the cards for a while, with the Association of Electricity Producers (AEP) wanting to present a “stronger and more coherent voice” for industry. The energy trade association landscape needs a re-jig, said David […]

Trade associations condemn extra charges

A group representing electricity producers in the UK has warned regulator Ofgem that changing generation charges will damage investor confidence in the market. Ofgem has proposed to charge all distribution network users the same amount, despite agreements power companies and network operators had before 2005 in which contracts decided no extra costs would be charged. […]

Electricity reform in CCC budget may be unviable

The chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers has expressed concern at the elevated emissions targets and call for an electricity overhaul contained in today’s carbon budget from the Committee on Climate Change. David Porter said the money to fund the changes needed to meet the CCC’s target of 60% by 2030 was not […]

Government must introduce EPS for power stations: climate change committee

The government should push ahead with emissions performance standards limiting the amount of carbon dioxide produced by UK power stations. That’s the verdict of a report published today by the Energy and Climate Change Committee, which slams the existing policy framework as “grossly inadequate”. The report states that an EPS offers “a more certain and […]

Electricity association chief keen to see details of Budget energy plans

The Association of Electricity Producers has said that if the government gets right its Budget plans for energy it will create “huge opportunities”, but if it fails “there could be serious consequences”. The association’s chief executive David Porter said: “The government recognises that the industry will have to spend £200bn in the next decade to […]