Parliament could see draft Energy Bill by end of May

Draft legislation for the Electricity Market Reform could be laid before Parliament within a matter of weeks, according to information that was briefly published on DECC’s website before being taken down today. The news comes as today the Queen confirmed the reform of the electricity market in her annual speech. Earlier today a page on […]

DECC updates Electricity Market Reform plans

The National Grid is to take on a pivotal role in delivering the Government’s new energy policies, says DECC. The National Grid will become the system operator for theFeed-in Tariff with Contracts for Difference and the capacity mechanism under the Government’s electricity market reform. At Parliament today, energy secretary Chris Huhne announced the news in […]

UK needs new energy body at "arm’s length" from Government

The UK needs a new independent body to look after energy policies to prevent them being “too easily influenced by the political wind”, according to the UK Energy Research Council (UKERC). The Government is currently drawing up a package of reforms to the electricity market (EMR), which includes incentives to use renewable energy like solar […]

Huhne: EMR is "biggest change to market since privatisation"

Chris Huhne today laid out the “biggest change since privatisation” to the electricity market. The Energy Secretary announced the publication of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) White Paper at Westminster this afternoon. The EMR is the Coalition’s plan to steer the UK towards low carbon energy. Over the next decade a quarter of the UK’s […]