Renewable Futures and Green Energy Awards Press Release 2016

Innovative schemes honoured at South West Green Energy Awards Last night (29 November), the south west's green energy industry gathered at a glittering awards' ceremony in Bath to celebrate the companies, projects and individuals at the forefront of the region's growing renewable energy industry.Read more

Marine Energy Sector Update - Winter 2016

It has been a little while since our last marine newsletter, and plenty has happened in this time. With a number of positive stories emerging over the past few months we thought it would be timely to provide an update on all things marine energy including: Contracts for Difference; news from Wave Hub, Carnegie, and MeyGen; as well as upcoming events.Read more

Levy Control Framework overspend “Lessons Learnt” report fails to recognise the wider economic costs, 28 November 2016

Levy Control Framework overspend “Lessons Learnt” report fails to recognise the wider cost in closed businesses, lost jobs and lost opportunities that resulted from the government knee-jerk reactionRead more

Storage: A Digested Read Of The Impact Of The BEIS Smart Call For Evidence, 17 November 2016

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)/Ofgem call for evidence on creating a smart, flexible energy system is a big moment for storage in the UK – as it is the first time there has been a focused look at the regulatory and commercial arrangements.Read more

“Cheap and clean” – new BEIS report confirms that renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels. - 10 November 2016

It seems that it was a good day to get reports out yesterday; alongside the CfD Allocation Round announcement the UK government has also published its revised assessment of the critical Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for energy generation technologies.Read more

BEIS ‘Smart Power’ consultation to take place at Renewable Futures: 29 November, Bath

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be holding a consultation event on the long awaited ‘smart power’ consultation at Regen’s Renewable Futures conference, exhibition and awards to be held in Bath Assembly Rooms on Tuesday 29 November 2016.Read more

Contracts for Difference announcements, 9 November 2016

We have taken some time to digest the latest renewable energy policy announcements and review the winners and losers. Overall the positive news is that there is still budget for a CfD auction and the government is still showing commitment to support offshore wind in particular.Read more

Analysis of the BEIS/Ofgem call for evidence on a smart, flexible energy system

Government has today published its long awaited call for evidence on creating a smart, flexible energy system. We have picked through the 100 pages for some of the highlights for our members, and given some thought to some of the key areas we will be focusing on and in our response.Read more

A short term fix for the UK Capacity Market must not derail investment in a smarter low carbon energy future, 2 November 2016

Writing this in the week that National Grid has issued its first ever Capacity Market Notification helps to focus the mind on how important the effective operation of the Capacity Market is going to becomeRead more

Smart energy through a local lens, 26 October 2016

The shift to an energy system with flexible generation, use and supply is gathering pace. This ultimately means that we are moving towards a more decentralised, local approach to managing our energy needs.Read more