Cabinet reshuffle: Richard Harrington joins BEIS team, Jesse Norman leaves

Richard Harrington has joined the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) team as part of Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle. The MP for Watford served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions from 17th July last year to 14th June 2017. His responsibilities at BEIS have not been […]

Work begins on £490m UK-France power link

Work has begun on a new electricity connection between Britain and France. The new £490 million ElecLink interconnector, funded by Eurotunnel, will run through the Channel Tunnel between Sellindge in the UK and Les Mandarins in France. It will have the capacity to power up to two million homes and is expected to help reduce […]

Government proposes transitional period for biomass CHP plants

The government has proposed a compromise deal to soften changes introduced to tariffs for certain biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plants. In July, the government announced changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs for biomass CHP projects with under 20% power efficiency. According to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), they were announced with […]

Cheer up energy’s not in bad shape says Minister

Industry and Energy Minister Jesse Norman has said he doesn’t share the “very gloomy” or “disastrous” outlook on energy. Speaking last night at the Centre for Policy Studies’ fringe session, ‘Keeping the Lights on’ at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, he said it is “charming” the think tank is calling for new policies and […]