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BIGGER BILLS WILL DRIVE BATTERY INVESTMENTS BEHIND THE METER

Posted on July 20, 2018
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Rising non-commodity costs and resilience concerns make batteries more attractive for big users. Increased Charges Energy is pure expenditure. There is no investment or “hidden benefit” to be had, and even for companies that can damp down usage, there are bill increases to come. Prometheus Energy, a demand side response and reserve battery provider, reported […]

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THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE REJECTS AUSTRIA’S CHALLENGE TO HINKLEY POINT C

Posted on July 16, 2018
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The Austrian Government’s challenge to the EC’s approval of state aid to support the development of the nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in the UK was last week rejected by the ECJ. Austria and Nuclear Energy Despite being home to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an international organisation which “seeks to promote the […]

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WHOLESALE ENERGY PRICES: MAY – JUNE 2018

Posted on July 12, 2018
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In this article, Dominic Whittome covers recent changes to wholesale energy prices. Oil Despite reports of US influence, and of OPEC agreeing a relaxation in quota to offset supply problems from Venezuela and sanctions on Iran, crude prices extended their gains to end the period 11% higher. This output increase is essentially a token gesture […]

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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES DRAFT NUCLEAR SAFEGUARDS REGULATIONS

Posted on July 9, 2018
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On 9 July 2018 the UK government published a consultation on draft Nuclear Safeguards Regulations (see link). The draft Regulations are the next essential piece in the framework being introduced in the UK following the decision to leave the Euratom Treaty in parallel to the decision announced to leave the European Union. These are important […]

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EU COURT NEONICOTINOID INSECTICIDE JUDGMENTS: SIGNIFICANCE FOR UK AGRICULTURE, CHEMICALS AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, PART III

Posted on July 9, 2018
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In the first article of this series we reported  on the three joined neonicotinoid pesticide judgements issued by the EU General Court on 17 May 2018 (First Article) In the second article we considered in more detail why these judgements come at a particularly significant point for agriculture in the UK and EU, the immediate […]

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