EU Energy Committee calls for priority projects to be aligned with 2050 climate goals

MEPs say the Trans-European Network-Energy regulation was set up in 2013 before the Paris climate deal was adopted and several developments have since significantly changed the landscape for energy policy

Energy efficiency: New global high-level commission for urgent action

The panel will focus on key policy actions that can be taken by countries across the globe

EU Commission investigates UK’s Capacity Market scheme

It follows the EU Court’s landmark ruling which led to the suspension of the scheme last November

Should energy suppliers publish TPI commissions on customer bills?

The Utility Regulator aims to enhance transparency regarding brokers’ activity in Northern Ireland’s energy market

Energy Vulnerability Commission announces panel

It is seeking views from charities and businesses that have experience working directly with people in vulnerable circumstances

Energy UK probes improved standards for vulnerable customers

The energy industry is to explore how standards of care and support for vulnerable customers could be improved. Trade body Energy UK has launched a new Commission for Customers in Vulnerable Circumstances, which will be independently chaired and comprised of commissioners from across the business, charity and consumer advice communities. They will consider the different […]

EU Commission faces lawsuit over car emissions test rules

ClientEarth has launched legal action against the European Commission over new car emissions test rules it claims will open up another “dieselgate” scandal. The environmental law group argues the rules will allow car manufacturers to keep their emissions control systems secret from the public. It is attempting to force the car industry to explain to […]

MEPs refuse to veto car emissions test update

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have failed to veto a plan to raise NOx emission limits for diesel cars. They rejected the proposal by 323 votes to 317 after the European Commission promised a review clause and tabled a long-term legislative proposal to renovate the EU car approval regime. They however passed a deal […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Village idiots behind bonkers EU solar panel move?

I never cease to be amazed at the roller-coaster mentality which has invaded what is a potentially huge cash earner and employer in the UK. What am I talking about? The renewable energy market, especially solar PV. Despite immense obstacles it has shown signs of growing in a difficult UK market. Not that you’d think […]

EU nations vote against huge trade duty on Chinese solar panels

A majority of EU nations voted against slapping cheap Chinese solar panels with huge trade duties yesterday. UK trade body Solar Trade Association said it understands that 18 member states have voted against provisional duties, with four in favour of the duties and five countries abstaining. Despite this the European Commission could still impose provisional […]