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Smart systems and digitalisation – Britain’s net zero plans set out

A smarter and more flexible energy system based on data and digitalisation are at core of Britain’s 2050 net zero plans.
SEAPATH, digital transformation, Grid futurability

Digitalisation of Britain’s energy sector goes under spotlight

An Energy Digitalisation Taskforce has been launched to deliver recommendations to the British government on further modernisation of the energy system
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.
UK renewable subsidy

UK subsidy policy turnaround brings onshore wind out of the cold

The UK's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced far-reaching changes to its Contracts for Difference scheme, allowing onshore wind to compete for government subsidisation.
UK energy trading

Electron, partners win funding for UK multi-product flexibility exchange

Electron has been awarded funding by the UK government to lead a consortium of leading UK energy companies in developing a multi-product flexibility exchange, named TraDER.
Andrea Leadsom

Andrea Leadsom sacked as Energy Minister in Johnson cabinet reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sacked Andrea Leadsom as Business Secretary, and head of the country's BEIS just six months into her tenure.
uk coal record

UK: Growth in renewables pushes coal power to record 0.6% in Q2 2019

Growth in renewable energy in the UK has pushed coal use to levels last seen at the start of the industrial revolution.
UK blackout report

UK blackout – grid operator submits much-anticipated final report

The much-awaited final report from the UK’s National Grid ESO on the blackout that affected one million people on August 9th 2019, has been published
UK renewable

UK sets new record – coal use down 63% April to June year-on-year

That’s according to the UK government’s Department for Energy Business and Industrial Strategy, (BEIS), which has released figures showing that coal-powered generation was a record 63% lower for the period, which would cover the spring season in the country.
Andrea Leadsom

UK: Andrea Leadsom returns to BEIS as Secretary of State

Former Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom is the new Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy