Policy & Regulation

News and analysis concerning energy sector regulatory changes, bills, laws, utility compliance issues and shifts in government structure and policy. Project finance, energy sector surveys and reports on energy market trends, business risks and opportunities, together with information on cross border transmission and distribution is included.

europe net zero

Power system flexibility key to Europe’s 2050 net zero ambition

Power flexibility will play a crucial role in helping Europe to achieve its 2050 net-zero target, according to a new report released by Wood Mackenzie.

India debates privatisation of distribution companies

Despite a $12.5 billion bailout for state distribution utilities to pay-off their dues, India should consider privatising distribution says GlobalData.

Shell selects Bureau Veritas to reduce emissions from global operations

Shell has signed a deal with Bureau Veritas for the provision of solutions to help the company to reduce carbon footprint from global operations.

EDP joins Europe’s ‘Choose Renewable Hydrogen’ initiative

EDP has joined the Choose Renewable Hydrogen initiative established to encourage the European Commission to expand its investments in green hydrogen.
US utilities pandemic

US utilities ready for a pandemic-stricken summer says NERC

US energy regulatory authority the NERC says the country is ready for an 'unprecedented summer' despite disruptions to preparations and the threat to the health and safety of critical industry workers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
EU emissions

EU carbon emissions fell 23% between 1990 and 2018 says EEA...

Carbon dioxide emissions in the EU fell by nearly a quarter between 1990 and 2018, thanks in no small part to the power sector.

E.ON, innogy merger complete

The takeover of Essen, Germany-based energy company Innogy by E.ON has been completed on schedule and entry into Commercial Register has been carried out.
UK solar

Final approval granted for UK’s largest solar park

The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Alok Sharma, has removed the last of the obstacles facing the largest solar park in the UK, the 350 MW Cleve Hill Solar Park.

EU to mobilise €30bn to help member states affected by the...

The European Commission has proposed the establishment of a new loan facility under the Just Transition Mechanism.
community energy

Building back better: What role UK communities can play in delivering...

Anda Baumerte, sustainability manager at Northern Powergrid discusses the role community energy projects can play in helping the UK to achieve its net-zero goal.

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