Big energy users exempt from new low carbon costs

Major energy users won’t have to pay for new low carbon schemes in the Energy Bill and will be getting a bumper £250million to counter existing energy costs, the Government revealed today. While the long-overdue Bill trundles into parliament with support for low carbon energy, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has arranged some […]

The Energy Bill – Taking control of our energy?

With the Eurozone debt crisis worrying the business community, will the Energy Bill help firms take control of their energy use? Or just set us up for a costly “dash for gas”?

Reaction to the Draft Energy Bill

Leading industry figures give ELN their take on the Government’s latest draft Energy Bill.

Future UK carbon price could be ‘double’ of EU competitors

The price of carbon for major energy users such as steel, glass and aluminium makers in the UK could be more than double that of their European competitors in future, warns a leading group which represents industry bodies. Yesterday the Chancellor announced the 2012 Budget which contained details of how much industrial energy users will […]

Huhne replaced as Energy Secretary

Ed Davey takes over at DECC

Chancellor’s green backtrack offers hope to energy sector

George Osborne has backtracked on green policies by announcing a £250m package of help for energy intensive users. The Chancellor used his Autumn statement this lunchtime to announce a range of measures designed to help the energy sector, but many have seen this as a U-turn. Mr Osborne said he had listened to the concerns […]

CRC players ‘dumbfounded’ by shock change

The news from yesterday’s Spending Review that revenue from the CRC would go into the government’s coffers rather than be recycled back to participants has sent shockwaves through the UK energy world. Yesterday afternoon at the European Future Energy Forum, industry players were reeling from the news and a presentation on the CRC was rapidly […]