EU asks France to recover part of power bill reduction for energy intensive firms

It comes up to just under £38m out of the total reductions between 2013 to 2015

EU greenlights support scheme for energy intensive users in Luxembourg

The government will compensate large energy users for higher electricity prices resulting from indirect emissions costs

EU approves reduced nuclear levy for energy intensive users in Slovakia

The National Nuclear Fund finances the costs related to the decommissioning and treatment of nuclear waste and spent fuel

EU approves German offshore wind surcharge reductions

The costs of connecting offshore wind installations to the main electricity grid will be financed by a surcharge, which power customers would pay from 2019

Green levy exemption for EIIs pushed back until 2018

The government’s planned exemption for energy intensive industries (EIIs) from some of the costs associated with green energy policies has been pushed back until next year. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) had initially planned to have the exemption in place for the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme by April this year but […]

Green levies reduced for 130 energy intensive firms

The UK Government has announced heavy electricity users such as steel, glass and cement companies will be exempted from some of the costs associated with green energy policies. That’s expected to help 130 eligible businesses save around £100 million a year. The new rules cover the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme – designed to encourage […]

New energy department must do the BEIS for large users

The UK’s new energy department must ensure large gas and power users are accounted for when making policy decisions. That’s the view of Dave Cranfield, General Manager at Total Gas & Power, who says energy intensive industries “must not be forgotten”. His comment comes after newly appointed Prime Minister Theresa May announced her Cabinet reshuffle […]

EU approves £280m compensation for UK energy intensive industries

The UK has been granted permission by the EU to provide state aid compensation to the nation’s energy intensive industries (EIIs) for the cost of green taxes. The package is worth around £280 million until the end of the decade. The news comes as the government aims to give more certainty to the UK steel […]

UK must ‘extend compensation for heavy energy users’

The UK Government must extend the compensation package to some energy intensive industries that weren’t initially covered. Jeremy Nicholson, Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group told ELN there are concerns about the “mounting costs of the renewable programme and to a lesser extent our decarbonisation goals generally”. However they have been offset by the […]

Only CCS can decarbonise heavy industry – report

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the only technology that can help decarbonise the energy intensive industry to help meet the UK’s carbon targets. That’s according to a new report form think tank Green Alliance, which claims the UK’s approach to developing CCS only focuses on cutting the costs of electricity production. It believes the […]