Investment

  • Regulation and policy

    A look back at 2020 part 4

    As we take our first steps into 2021, we take our final look back at the biggest developments in the UK energy markets in 2020, setting us up for the significant year ahead. Ofgem issued its decarbonisation Action Plan on 3 February as Jonathan Brearley became Ofgem CEO, setting out...

  • Regulation and policy

    Editor’s Pick | Net zero: an evolution

    This article was originally published on 28 January 2020 in Energy:2030 Issue 25. Welcome to the last Energy:2030 in its current format. From March, this publication will be called Energy: Net Zero and will be renewed with a dedicated and fresh focus on the challenge of transitioning our energy sector...

  • Regulation and policy

    D:Ream: EirGrid’s new strategy

    EirGrid unveiled their new strategy for 2020 – 2025 at a blockbuster event last week in Dublin. Headlining the event was the legendary Brian Cox and the EirGrid choir who both made fantastic appearances. Amongst the glitz and the glam of it all however, there were serious announcements from EirGrid...

  • Low carbon generation

    CfD floor price – letter to BEIS

    Continuing Cornwall Insight’s contribution to improving low carbon policy mechanisms, in a letter with wide support from the industry, today we have written to BEIS advocating for the introduction of a CfD Floor structure. We developed this innovative model during 2018. We believe that it would reignite investment in onshore...

  • Low carbon generation

    Invisible Touch: Irish energy and the EIB

    Last week, ESB and Bord na Móna announced financial close on the 89MW Oweninny wind farm in Mayo. One interesting feature of the public statement was that the European Investment Bank (EIB) was providing 50% of the estimated €160mn investment. As discussed below, in recent years the EIB has not...

  • Regulation and policy

    Reading the omens for re-nationalisation – Peter Atherton

    It is perfectly feasible that there will be a General Election in 2018 or 2019. Opinion polls suggest that a Labour government under Mr Corbyn is a 50/50 possibility. Therefore, Labour’s policy of re-nationalising the utility sector is now being taken very seriously by the companies and those who invest...