UK Allows Interconnectors to Participate in 2015 Capacity Market

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced that interconnectors linking Britain to other European countries will be able to participate in the 2015 second four-year-ahead capacity market auction. The first auction is scheduled to be held at the end of this year. … Read more…

UK Makes Investment in Energy Infrastructure Easier

The UK energy sector saw $77 billion of investment between January 2010 and December 2013, with a $14.5 billion investment in renewable technologies in 2013 alone, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC’s) first report on energy investment in the UK, “Delivering UK … Read more…

DECC Awards $13.3M for Energy Storage R&D

DECC Awards $13.3M for Energy Storage R&D

A $13.3 million contract has been awarded to a partnership of Viridor Waste Management and Highview Power Storage as part of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change’s innovation competition to support energy storage technology research and development. Viridor and Highview will use the … Read more…

A UK-Equivalent to Mandatory Energy Benchmarking?

A UK-Equivalent to Mandatory Energy Benchmarking?

The UK’s Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) wants to require commercial businesses with 250 employees or more to identify ways to invest in energy efficiency. These assessments, as part of the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), could benefit the UK by as … Read more…

UK Regulator Investigates Energy Companies that Failed to Achieve Efficiency Targets

UK Regulator Investigates Energy Companies that Failed to Achieve Efficiency Targets

The regulator of the gas and electricity industries in Great Britain – the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) – finds that energy companies achieved 99 percent of the government’s energy efficiency targets by the December 2012 deadline, but some energy companies did … Read more…

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