India launches e-auction for commercial mining of 41 blocks of coal

The auction is considered to be a step towards making India self-reliant in the energy sector and is expected to generate new jobs

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Clean energy sector teams up against network charging reform

Six industry bodies have called on Greg Clark to review the government’s plans and provide market certainty

Ofgem propose network reforms ‘that could save consumers £45’

The move would limit how much money energy network firms can pay to their shareholders

Ofgem: Current ‘supplier hub’ arrangement will no longer be fit for purpose

The energy regulator says market reforms are needed as a result of significant technological changes impacting the sector

Ofgem sets out reforms to harness benefits of EVs

The regulator is consulting on its proposals until 18th September 2018

MEPs greenlight stricter car testing reforms post-dieselgate scandal

The European Commission can impose fines of up to €30,000 (£26,260) per vehicle if manufacturers break the rules

Ofwat sets out water reforms proposals to rebuild public trust

Environment Secretary Michael Gove welcomed the proposals and agreed stepping up demands from water companies on transparency around dividends and profits

EU reaches agreement on car-testing reform

The EU has reached a provisional agreement to reform car-testing procedures. The Commission claims changing the rules around type-approval for new cars will modernise tests on car emissions data and help “restore credibility” to the sector following previous scandals. The Council Presidency and European Parliament will now submit their plans to the Committee of Permanent […]

Ofgem’s video to help consumers better understand energy reforms

Ofgem has launched a new video today to help consumers better understand how its reforms can help them get a better deal on their energy bills. The video shows step-by-step changes such as reduction in the number of tariffs and the new rules on honesty and transparency which suppliers must follow so customers are treated […]

UK Government reveals final EMR plan

The Government has published its ambitious package of measures which it hopes will attract £110 billion worth of investment from the private sector and support 250,000 jobs by 2020. The Electricity Market Reform (EMR) Delivery Plan sets out DECC’s final decision on strike prices for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) for renewable technologies. CfDs will support […]