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.


Ameren issues 2020 sustainability report – ESG is a key focus

Ameren has published its 2020 sustainability report which details the firm’s commitment to improving customer services and to ESG stewardship.
the gambia

The Gambia wins World Bank aid to reform the energy sector

The World Bank has approved a $30 million grant to help The Gambia to improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors.
Africa emissions

Virtual AUW highlights: Adopting new behaviours to influence emissions

Africa's first focus should be electrification and the continent's economic growth, not to undermine the urgent efforts undertaken globally, but because the continent isn't the cause of the climate emergency. However, the lowest contributor to harmful emissions is also the most threatened if climate change goals aren't met.

Bangladesh will not meet 2020 renewables goal says Wood Mackenzie

Bangladesh will not be able to meet its 2020 renewable energy goal but will rather double its fossil fuel imports, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Norway: Equinor, Shell and Total partner on massive CO₂ capture initiative

Equinor, Shell and Total have asked Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy to invest in carbon capture, storage and transportation project
northern powergrid

Northern Powergrid unveils strategy for community decarbonisation initiatives

Northern Powergrid has unveiled a detailed roadmap of how to partner with communities to accelerate the decarbonisation of its energy systems and consumers.
climate change south asia

World Bank unveils new project to boost climate action in South...

The World Bank has approved $39.5 million in funding to help South Asia to combat climate change through a new initiative called CARE.
energy innovation

Challenges to evaluating energy innovation policies and how to address them

A new whitepaper released by MIT Sloan School of Management’s Prof. Jacquelyn Pless identifies five key challenges to evaluating energy innovation policies.
Trump cybersecurity

How industry can respond to Trump’s cybersecurity executive order

On the first of May, US President Trump declared a national emergency related to the cybersecurity of the country's bulk power system. He then gave the Secretary of Energy until 28 September 2020 to essentially come up with a set of rules pertaining to which equipment — from which countries — would be allowed on the bulk power system
Utility virtual event

Virtual series: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa may have been postponed to November 2020 but due to popular demand for information, expert opinion and connections with your peers and customers, you can now register to attend any of the ten virtual sessions.

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