Policy & Regulation

News and analysis concerning policy & regulation in the energy sector, including regulatory changes, bills, laws, utility compliance issues and shifts in government structure and policy. This includes project finance, energy sector surveys and reports on energy market trends, business risks and opportunities, together with information on cross border transmission and distribution.

offshore wind energy

China drives global offshore wind market into second-best year ever

According to the latest data released by GWEC Market Intelligence, the global offshore wind energy industry had its second-best year ever in 2020, installing over 6GW of new capacity, keeping growth on track despite the impacts of COVID-19 felt in other energy sectors.

Californian utilities charging three times more for power than it costs...

California's three largest investor-owned utilities (IOUs) charge residential electricity customers much higher prices compared to other US states.

Europe’s DSOs ready to take on challenge of their new role...

Europe’s DSOs are considering advanced technologies, massive distributed energy resources and regulatory experimentations, the EC’s Joint Research Centre reports.
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GWEC and MEC+ sign MoU to accelerate India’s energy transition

GWEC India and MEC Intelligence have signed a partnership deal to work together to accelerate India’s energy transition.

Europe’s retail energy markets – barriers and best practices

Barriers remain to the liberalisation of European energy markets, many country specific but many also pan-European, a major new study finds.
Total Gas & Power

Total to power 3,100 BT Group sites with clean capacity

British telecommunications multinational BT Group has signed a deal with Total Gas & Power for the provision of renewable energy.
ercot texas outage

Texas Attorney General investigates ERCOT utilities over winter storm outages

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will investigate the state’s electricity system operator and other utilities in the wake of last week’s deep...
climate target

Five key ways Europe can move closer to 2030 climate target

A new report by Wood Mackenzie states that with the current energy transition policy and investment scenarios, Europe will not be able to meet its 2030 climate target.

Rollout plan for a UK hydrogen economy

New report shows how hydrogen plays a crucial role in the UK’s decarbonisation journey and what is actually needed to achieve net-zero by 2050.

IRENA highlights how Jordan can achieve energy security with renewables

A new report published by IRENA has identified a series of policy measures that can help advance the energy transition towards renewable energy in Jordan.

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