Uncertainty was the word of the day at this year’s ELCC

Hundreds of consultants and brokers gathered to network, build knowledge and find ways to better cater for their customers at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester

Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – The Biomass Trilemma: threat or opportunity?

So, what is the Biomass Trilemma? Put simply there are three key issues at play: the policy landscape, air quality and the importance of heat decarbonisation.

Spring Budget
Spring Statement: Industry responds

Philip Hammond has unveiled his Spring Statement – but what does the energy sector think of the announcement?

Carbon pricing
UK extends 2018 EU Emissions Trading System compliance deadline

The deadline extension from the 15th of March to the 26th of March will give emitters more time to buy and surrender required carbon units

Aluminium cans
Policy reforms ‘could nearly double aluminium recycling’

A new report suggests this would prevent £50 million of wasted resources each year

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg commits to closing US coal for good

The world’s 11th richest man plans to help retire every single coal-fired power plant in the country before 2030

Electricity pylon
Government extends window for Capacity Market ‘top-up auction’

The timeframe for the proposed auction will now be open until the end of August “as a contingency measure”

Gas
UK Government ‘must end dependency on natural gas’

A new report says this can be acheived by setting out new incentives and boosting investment

Fracking: Government accused of using ‘slippery backdoor manoeuvres’ to end industry

INEOS Chairman Jim Ratcliffe is calling for the seismic threshold for shale gas extraction in the UK to be increased

Coal-fired power plant
Germany commits to ending coal power by 2038

The country currently has 84 coal-fired power stations in operation