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  • 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 | NAO on networks: good service, but costs too high

    The National Audit Office (NAO) has concluded that electricity networks have provided a good service, but the costs for consumers have been too high. In a report, published on 30 January, the NAO examined how effectively Ofgem has used price controls. The NAO found that consumers in GB experience fewer power...

  • Regulation and policy

    Editor’s Pick | From little acorns: Ofgem’s state of the market report

    This article was originally published in Energy Spectrum Issue 686 on 14 October 2019. Ofgem published its State of the Market 2019 Report on 3 October, giving us a comprehensive overview of the retail and wholesale energy markets and much more besides. Now in its third year, the report sees Ofgem diligently...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Editor’s Pick | CEER addresses energy communities’ regulation

    On 25 June 2019, the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) issued a report entitled Regulatory Aspects of Self-Consumption and Energy Communities. Following the introduction of recognised terms Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and Citizen Energy Communities (CECs), or collectively Energy Communities, CEER has developed a regulatory approach to analyse these energy...

  • Regulation and policy

    Labour’s proposals challenge more than just network companies

    The Labour Party attracted a lot of attention last week with its renationalisation plans for GB’s energy networks. Titled Bringing Energy Home, the policy document focuses the nationalisation debate squarely on National Grid and the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), while also bringing focus on local energy and decarbonisation at all levels....