Government seeks views on energy efficiency requirements for external power supplies

The updated requirements for products such as mobile phones and speakers are estimated to save around one million tonnes of carbon emissions equivalent between 2020 and 2029

Government seeks views on £250m fund to clean up steel sector

The Clean Steel Fund aims to help the industry move towards a decarbonisation pathway compatible with the 2050 net zero goal

BEIS and Ofgem seek views on future energy retail market vision

They are considering ways to make regulation ‘more flexible’ so they can adapt to change more quickly

Government consults on re-use of oil and gas assets for CCUS projects

It is also proposing a new business model for CCUS projects that would allow developers to charge customers in advance through their existing bills

Consumers could pay for new UK nuclear plants in advance

The government is consulting on a new financing model to attract ‘significant’ private investment for future nuclear projects

Single-use plastics: Government consults on standards for greener alternatives

It aims to identify gaps and get expert advice on the overall sustainability of bio-based and biodegradable plastic products

Got an idea to reduce personal water consumption?

The government is proposing to introduce a personal target for water use

Job cuts
British Gas owner Centrica to cut 700 jobs

It is part of the energy giant’s previous announcement to reduce 4,000 jobs by the end of 2020

Ofgem sets out plan to protect vulnerable consumers as market changes

The regulator has launched a consultation to find out how best to look after energy customers as the market undergoes ‘fundamental changes’

Export tariff: Government seeks views on licence conditions for energy suppliers

It has launched a consultation which is open until 27th May 2019