Strike price for renewables could be set ‘too low’ warns SSE

Energy supplier SSE’s Head of Policy warned yesterday about the prospect of “too low” support for renewable energy in the Government’s new policy for low carbon power. While attention has naturally focused on the ‘strike price’ the Government will set for nuclear power and if this cost will be too high, the Scottish provider is […]

Danger of shrinking electricity margin warns ScottishPower

The country is in danger of a squeeze on its electricity margin of 3% which is a “real issue” for our energy supply, the Chief Corporate Officer of ScottishPower warned today. This margin is the difference between our peak electricity demand and how much spare power generation we have to cover this peak demand. Speaking […]

SSE and EDF at odds over renewables target

Two of Britain’s energy suppliers are wildly at odds over setting a target for renewable energy in Europe. While officials at EDF Energy seem convinced an EU quota for renewables would mean never-ending subsidies for green energy, SSE believes it would mean the complete opposite. The two clashed in opinion at an evidence session today […]