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  • Carbon capture, usage and storage: amendments to Contracts for Difference regulations

    In November 2020, the government published the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, with commitments focused on driving innovation, boosting export opportunities, and generating green jobs and growth across the country to level up regions of the UK. Included in the Ten Point Plan... More
    Closed 8 September 2021
  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme: proposed amendments

    We are consulting on proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020. These additional provisions will support effective operation of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) by addressing a number of residual technical issues identified during the development and... More
    Closed 7 September 2021
  • Planning for New Energy Infrastructure | Draft National Policy Statements for energy infrastructure

    National Policy Statements (NPSs) are designated under the Planning Act 2008 (the 2008 Act) to provide guidance for decision-makers on the application of government policy when determining development consent for major infrastructure. Their function is to state clearly how existing policy... More
    Opened 6 September 2021
  • Energy Company Obligation ECO4: 2022 -2026

    This consultation sets out our proposed changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme for the next scheme (ECO4), due to begin in April 2022. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 3 September 2021
  • Independent review of research bureaucracy

    Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sussex, has been commissioned by the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation to lead an independent review to advise on a substantial reduction in unnecessary research bureaucracy in government and the wider sector. The... More
    Opened 23 August 2021
  • Warm Home Discount: better targeted support from 2022

    The Warm Home Discount has been a key policy in the Government’s approach to tackling fuel poverty since its inception in 2011. Since it began, the Warm Home Discount has provided over £3 billion in rebates on energy bills to low-income and vulnerable households. The Government... More
    Closed 22 August 2021
  • Hydrogen for heat: Facilitating a ‘grid conversion’ hydrogen heating trial

    The government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution sets out the ambition to support industry to deliver a hydrogen neighbourhood trial, and a village trial by 2025. This consultation seeks views on proposals to legislate in order to allow Gas Distribution... More
    Opened 17 August 2021
  • Consultation on a UK Low Carbon Hydrogen Standard

    Executive Summary The Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution sets out that, working with industry, the UK is aiming for 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030. In support of this ambition, we are introducing supportive policies... More
    Opened 17 August 2021
  • Designing the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund - Consultation

    A consultation to inform the design of the £240m Net Zero Hydrogen Fund (NZHF) which aims to support the commercial deployment of low carbon hydrogen production during the 2020’s. More
    Opened 17 August 2021
  • Consultation on a business model for low carbon hydrogen

    We’re seeking views on our proposals for a low carbon hydrogen business model. Please provide your responses in this form to the questions set out in the Low Carbon Hydrogen Business Model Consultation. More
    Opened 17 August 2021
  • Third-party intermediaries in the retail energy market: Call for Evidence

    We want to understand more about how third-party intermediaries (TPIs) currently operate in the retail energy market. In the Energy White Paper, the government committed to consult on regulating TPIs with a view to ensuring the regulatory framework adequately covers the wider market. This call... More
    Opened 16 August 2021
  • Designing a framework for transparency of carbon content in energy products: a call for evidence

    Achieving net zero emissions will require many of us to take actions to decarbonise our lifestyles and it is crucial that consumers are given transparent information on the carbon content of tariffs to help guide their energy choices. This call for evidence is our first step to better... More
    Opened 16 August 2021
  • UK Internal Market - Office for the Internal Market: Penalties

    The UK Government is seeking views on the maximum penalties the Office for the Internal Market (OIM) can impose for non-compliance with a request for information, under the UK Internal Market Act 2020. Please read the consultation document found on GOV.UK before responding to the... More
    Closed 11 August 2021
  • Consultation on addressing supplier payment default under the Renewables Obligation

    The Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme in England and Wales supports the generation of renewable electricity. It operates as a market-based mechanism through a system of tradable green certificates called Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs). ROCs are issued to generators... More
    Opened 10 August 2021
  • Review of the schemes to compensate energy intensive industries for indirect emission costs in electricity prices

    This consultation seeks views and evidence on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission cost from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) and the Carbon Price Support Mechanism (CPS) as well as feedback on sector eligibility and scheme design. Read the consultation document... More
    Closed 9 August 2021
  • Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Service Expansion and Diversification

    This consultation seeks views on proposed legislation to amend the remit and powers of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, the specialist armed police force charged with protecting civil nuclear sites and nuclear materials in England, Scotland and Wales. This will ensure that, should a need arise... More
    Closed 5 August 2021
  • Competition in Onshore Electricity Networks

    The electricity system will need fundamental change as we move towards Net Zero. Greater use of new, flexible technologies in generation and demand will create challenges for the electricity network from a governance and technical point of view, and the network will need to grow and adapt in... More
    Opened 3 August 2021
  • CCUS: Decommissioning Regime for Transport & Storage

    The government expects Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) to play an essential role in meeting our net zero target. The deployment of CCUS will also be central to supporting the low carbon transformation of the UK’s industrial base. To deliver this, the government’s Ten Point Plan for a... More
    Opened 2 August 2021
  • CCUS: Economic Regulator for CO2 Transport & Storage

    The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on proposed duties, powers, functions and objectives of an economic regulator for carbon dioxide (CO ₂ ) transport and storage networks, to inform the continued development of carbon capture, usage and storage policy and legislative proposals.... More
    Opened 2 August 2021
  • Smart Data Working Group: Spring 2021 report - invitation for further feedback

    Smart Data is the secure sharing of customer data with authorised third-party providers (TPPs) upon the customer’s request. These providers then use this data to provide innovative services for the consumer or business user, such as automatic switching or better account management. ... More
    Closed 30 July 2021
  • Energy retail: opt-in and testing opt-out switching

    In the December 2020 Energy White Paper, the Government announced its enduring plans to address the factors that have caused excessive charging for default tariff consumers in the domestic energy retail. We are: Creating the framework to introduce an opt-in switching... More
    Opened 23 July 2021
  • Call for Evidence on The Future of Connected and Automated Mobility in the UK

    Ministerial foreword by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Technology will drive radical changes within the transport sector over the next 10 years and beyond. We have the opportunity to shape these changes to have a profound positive impact for the environment, transport users and... More
    Closed 23 July 2021
  • Reforming the framework for better regulation

    Our exit from the EU provides us with the opportunity to think boldly about how we regulate and for the first time in a generation, we have the freedom to conceive and implement rules that put the UK first. We will use this freedom to unlock cutting-edge technologies, unleash innovation, and... More
    Opened 22 July 2021
  • The Role of Vehicle-to-X Energy Technologies In A Net Zero Energy System

    In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to commit to a legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. Transport contributes 28% of UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions [1] and addressing this sector is a critical element of the plan to reaching net zero. The... More
    Opened 20 July 2021
  • Design and Delivery of the Energy Code Reform

    Many of the detailed rules that facilitate the gas and electricity systems are set out in codes. Although these codes have done a remarkable job guiding the industry post-privatisation, many of them were designed to deal with a more predictable energy system and have seen only incremental... More
    Opened 20 July 2021
  • Future System Operator

    We're seeking views on our proposal for all the current National Grid Electricity System Operator ( ESO ) roles and functions to be carried out by the FSO , and that the FSO should undertake strategic network planning, long-term forecasting, and market strategy functions in gas. We also... More
    Opened 20 July 2021
  • Facilitating the deployment of large-scale, long-duration electricity storage: a call for evidence

    Large-scale and long-duration electricity storage could provide a n important role in decarbonising our energy system , f or example by storing renewable power and discharging it over periods of low wind. However, there is evidence that it faces market challenges that mean it may... More
    Opened 20 July 2021
  • Reforming Competition and Consumer Policy

    Competition and consumer policies are key to creating free, open, and competitive markets with high consumer standards that drive growth, innovation, and productivity. A robust regulatory framework which supports healthy competition is crucial to the effective functioning of the economy and... More
    Opened 20 July 2021
  • Audit and corporate governance review

    Reliable corporate reporting is vital to well-functioning financial markets, business investment and growth. It enables all interested stakeholders to make an informed assessment of a company’s performance and governance. It helps safeguard investors, creditors, employees, customers,... More
    Closed 8 July 2021
  • Strengthening the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

    This consultation is seeking views on proposed measures to strengthen the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to improve the uptake of energy efficiency measures, and increase the benefits for participating businesses. This consultation follows on from the 2020... More
    Opened 6 July 2021
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