Views sought on Alton energy recovery facility environmental permit variation

The Environment Agency is looking specifically for environmental or health considerations from members of the public, as the request from Veolia is a ‘significant variation’ to the existing Alton permit for the proposed facility

UK unveils climate checkpoint plan for future oil and gas developments

The government has launched a consultation on its design which will be used to assess future oil and gas licences

Are customers ready for a new price cap every three months?

Price cap could also work as a ‘fixed mortgage’ under new proposals

Government seeks views on delivering heat network zoning in England

It proposes in a heat network zone, all new buildings, large public sector and large non-domestic buildings – as well as larger domestic premises which are currently communally heated – would be required to connect to a heat network within a prescribed timeframe

CMA consults on environmental sustainability advice to support UK’s net zero goals

It is particularly interested in hearing about specific instances where businesses or consumers felt competition or consumer law impacted their ability to act sustainably

Ofgem consults on PayPoint’s commitments offered in energy prepayment market

The regulator had launched an investigation in August 2017 to examine whether PayPoint had abused a dominant position by using exclusivity clauses in its contracts with energy suppliers and retailers

Ireland seeks views on potential new Renewable Heat Obligation scheme

If introduced, it would require energy suppliers in the heat sector to ensure a certain proportion of the energy they provide is renewable

Government seeks views on compensation price support for energy intensive industries

It is consulting on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission costs from the UK Emissions Trading System and carbon price support and the sectors most at risk

UK Oil and Gas seeks environmental permit to explore site in Arreton

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the new permit, which if granted would allow UKOG to operate at the proposed site for a period of three years

Edinburgh proposes low emission zone for city centre

If approved, it would be implemented in spring 2022 but penalty enforcement would only start in 2024 following a two-year grace period