The UK’s evolving post-Brexit energy needs

Now that the UK has formally exited the transition period for leaving the EU, policy makers must contend with not only a pandemic, but the UK’s strategy for sourcing energy sustainably in the coming decades. Previous governments had the luxury of North Sea oil and gas, but now governments of the future must face up…

UK carbon trading scheme leaves many questions unanswered

As the UK takes its first steps away from the EU, there are still plenty of open questions about how it will align with Europe on climate policy, and in particular, with the EU’s flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS). On 31 December, the UK left the EU ETS, which obliges big industries and airlines running…

U.K. Power Grid Moving Offshore to Support $27 Billion Wind Boom

Britain’s electricity grid operator is pushing deeper into the turbulent waters of the North Sea, seeking to support the government’s $27 billion program to build up the offshore wind industry. Executives from National Grid Plc meet government officials on Thursday to discuss how a growing tangle of projects offshore can be best connected to the…

De-rating data shows British reliance on power interconnectors

• Nameplate capacity set to increase by 18.2GW over the coming decade • De-rated capacity is expected to begin declining in 2023 • Gap to be plugged by expansion of interconnector capacity LONDON (ICIS)–Ambitious renewable capacity targets underpin the UK’s goal to net zero carbon emissions, which is expected to drive the growth of renewable…