Monthly Archives: "June, 2016"

BREXIT – It’s Business As Usual and Time For Reflection
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Every end is the beginning of something new. The UK and the rest of the world woke up last Friday to the news that, despite the confidence from the Government and financial institutions, the unimaginable had happened – the UK population had decided to leave the European Union. Within hours of the announcement, the Prime Minister had resigned, the FTSE had dropped and the pound sterling had crashed to a 30 year low. This has also led to a...

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Brexit – The End Of An Era: Will The UK Be Left In The Dark?
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The referendum has been decided and the result is in. The UK is to leave the European Union after 43 years as members. This is the end of an era. The United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community (as it then was) on 1 January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland having been vetoed on two previous occasions by the French Government. Its membership was controversial and the Labour party initially sought renegotiation of membership after which the British public...

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‘Twas the Night Before ‘Brexit’… My Pitch is Green!
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The Referendum on whether the UK should exit the European Union is upon us. The debates on whether to remain or leave have many questions about the UK’s relationship with the European Union (EU) and the costs and benefits of membership. On the negative side, there is the centralising, undemocratic propensities of the Union. Yet, from a positive perspective, environmental policy has, perhaps more than in any other area, overwhelmingly benefited. Through EU membership, the UK government has been...

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DCLG Consults on the Review of Energy Assessor Accreditation Schemes
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Energy Assessor Accreditation Schemes accredit energy assessors and oversee their activities of producing and submitting Energy Performance Certificates (EPC), Display Energy Certificates (DEC) and Air Conditioning Inspection Reports (ACIR). Schemes are approved by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3118). These must operate in line with a set of Scheme Operating Requirements determined by the Department. The Department for Communities and Local Government...

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Energy Legislation Double Bill Event – 30th June 2016 – Green Lease to Gold Standard
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Carbon2018 invites you to its Energy Legislation Double Bill Event on Thursday 30th June 2016. The event runs from 8am to 11.30am. To reserve your place please complete the contact form.

NIC Consults on How to Evaluate Britain’s Infrastructure
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The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is seeking views on how it should go about evaluating Britain’s infrastructure needs and the ways these can be met. Among the sectors the commission will examine will be energy, transport, water and drainage and flood defences. It will not only look at individual sectors but will also examine cross-sector issues such as local growth, sustainability, and funding and financing. Although operationally independent, the National Infrastructure Commission is currently in interim form until being established...

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Beware of DCP 161 If You Are Exceeding your Available Capacity
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Ofgem will introduce a new measure to ensure that half hourly supplies that exceed the assigned available capacity will pay significantly more. DCP 161 is a change to the DCUSA (Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement) that will introduce Excess Capacity penalties for HH (Half Hourly) electricity supplies. The change is being introduced from 1st April 2018 to recover the addition costs that DNOs (Distribution Network Operators) can incur when customers exceed their available capacity levels. Currently, there is...

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