Monthly Archives: "December, 2016"

British Wind Generation Cut Emissions by 36m Tonnes in Six Years but More Needs to Be Done
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Renewable energy generated from wind farms in Britain has prevented the creation of around 36 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over the last six years according to a new study has revealed. The low-carbon energy generated from wind farms equated to removing 2.3 million cars from the roads. The research was published just days after UK wind farms logged a record output, by generating more than 10,000MW of electricity for the first time. The analysis used real output figures...

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Consumer and Third Party Access to Energy Data: A Call for Evidence
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Midata is a method of electronically transferring customers’ data, with their consent, from a company system to a third party or price comparison website using an Application Programming Interface. For an energy consumer, this means that they can compare energy tariffs using the actual usage and account details held by the current supplier. Midata makes comparing tariffs quicker and easier and enables more accurate comparisons. The Government has taken powers bestowed in the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 that...

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The Capacity Market Auction – A Sticking Plaster Approach to Energy Security
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The latest Capacity Market Auction has taken place under the Government’s ‘sticking plaster’ approach to maintaining security of supply, but has failed to encourage investment in gas-fired generation. Further, the Capacity Market Auction policy has received extensive criticism for purchasing back-up power at extortionately high prices rather than manage use through demand response and energy efficiency. The UK secured backup electricity capacity for 2020/21 within a £20 to £25 per kilowatt per year range, according to National Grid data but...

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