Ofgem to tighten up checks for new entrant energy suppliers

It has launched a review into its supplier licensing regime to ensure “appropriate protections” are in place against poor customer service and financial instability

UK launches review to crackdown on ‘organised waste crime’

Official figures reveal it cost the English economy more than £600m in 2015

UK to launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

It will examine the current regulations closely to establish whether they remain fit for purpose

Ofwat launches review after Beast from the East disrupts water supplies

The regulator will examine if water companies planned ahead sufficiently in the run up to the recent severe weather conditions

Driverless car crash – who’s responsible?

The three-year review will examine legal obstacles to the widespread introduction of self-driving vehicles before being rolled out in the UK

Ofgem reviews £268m National Grid allowance

Ofgem has announced a review into the £268.3 million allowance for National Grid’s gas transmission subsidiary. The allowance, which runs from 2013 to 2021, is for providing capacity at the Fleetwood entry point to the national high pressure gas pipeline in Lancashire. National Grid Gas Transmission (NGGT) is required by its licence to offer 650GWh/day […]

Ofgem reviews National Grid’s price controls

A review into National Grid’s price controls for electricity and gas transmission has been launched. The mid-period review into the 2013 to 2021 price controls will be limited to National Grid Electricity Transmission and Gas Transmission. Ofgem initially set the price controls – called RIIO or Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs – for […]

Former energy minister to lead tidal lagoon review

A group that will assess the feasibility of tidal lagoons in the UK will be led by former Energy Minister Charles Hendry. He will be supported by a team of seconded civil servants for the Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons. It follows an announcement of the review earlier this year. Mr Hendry was part of […]

UK Government to review tidal lagoon energy

An independent review into the feasibility and practicality of tidal lagoon energy in the UK has been announced. It will start this spring and help establish an evidence base to ensure all decisions “are in the best interest of the UK” and developed in the most cost-effective way, DECC stated. The review will also look […]

Ofgem reviews ‘forced installation’ of prepayment meters

The number of “forcibly installed” prepayment meters (PPMs) has risen in the last few years, according to Ofgem. They were highest in 2013 when more than 111,000 PPMs were installed – 55,243 electricity meters and 55,898 gas meters, a spokesperson told ELN. Energy suppliers can get a warrant to install PPMs if customers fail to […]