Top-up capacity market auction planned for next summer

BEIS reiterated it is ‘working closely’ with the European Commission on the necessary steps for the scheme to be investigated ‘as quickly as possible’

Energy suppliers accused of ‘pestering’ customers over smart meter installations

An investigation by Money Mail alleges some householders have been ‘bombarded’ with calls, emails, letters and texts

Smart meter rollout costs will likely escalate, warns NAO

It says BEIS underestimated the time it would take to implement the infrastructure and technical standards for the second generation of smart meters

Public opposition to fracking in the UK has fallen

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitude Tracker, which is now on its 26th wave

Should developers involve local communities in shale gas proposals?

The government has launched a consultation which is open until 7th January 2019

Solar ‘makes up 99% of Feed-in Tariff installations in last year’

Despite this, photovoltaic projects made up only 80% of capacity growth

Editorial – not that smart the trouble with our rollout

How can smart meter rollout ever hit the 2020 deadline when we haven’t got the logistics anywhere near correct?

BEIS outlines its vision for the future of Solar

With the Governments Feed-In Tarif (FiT) scheme set to close in April 2019, The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has predicted that the total deployable MWs for sub-5MW installations is expected to drop below 50MW-100MW per year as a result.

Smart meter deadline should be extended to 2023, says Citizens Advice

Customers contacted its helpline with more than 3,000 technology issues last year

Government insists smart meters are a ‘smart choice’ for consumers

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a strong defence of the technology