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  • Energy Company Obligation: SAP and RdSAP Amendments

    The Energy Company Obligation: SAP and RdSAP Amendments consultation sets out proposals for mid-scheme amendments to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes, ECO4 and the Great British (GB) Insulation Scheme, both of which will run until March 2026. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK. We are proposing amendments to legislation so that both schemes use the latest versions of the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and Reduced Data SAP (RdSAP). We... More
    Opened 15 August 2023
  • Towards a more innovative energy retail market: A Call for Evidence

    As the main interface between consumers and the energy system, the energy retail market has the potential to play a positive role in supporting decarbonisation and ensuring that consumers see the benefits. However, if this is to happen, we need to unlock significantly more innovation in the market. While there is broad consensus that the current retail market is unlikely to deliver the innovation required for a net zero energy system, there is no such consensus on the extent to which... More
    Opened 24 July 2023
  • Domestic consumers with non-domestic energy contracts

    This call for evidence aims to increase our understanding of domestic consumers who receive their energy via a non-domestic contract (defined as contracts which are typically used to serve non-residential properties, such as businesses or charities), the reasons for those arrangements and what prices they face. This information will help us determine if any longer-term protections are required for these consumers. You are a domestic consumer if you are supplied or requiring to be... More
    Opened 24 July 2023
  • Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3

    On the 30 March an extension to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund was announced as part of the Powering up Britain package, increasing total grant funding by £185m. Subject to business case approval, Phase 3 of the IETF will open for new applications in early 2024, supporting industry to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies. Building on previous stakeholder feedback and lessons learned from earlier... More
    Opened 26 June 2023
  • Market Engagement on the Second Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR2)

    This market engagement document is seeking views on the proposed design of the second Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR2) that will allocate funding to low carbon hydrogen projects. HAR2 aims to award contracts to up to 750MW of capacity in early 2025, subject to affordability and value for money, to deliver up to 1GW of electrolytic hydrogen production capacity in construction or operation by 2025. This market engagement document seeks views and information on the... More
    Opened 17 May 2023
  • Price-based competitive allocation for low carbon hydrogen production: call for evidence

    Based on feedback we have decided to extend the deadline for this call for evidence by a week to 11 August 2023, to allow more time for responses. In the British Energy Security Strategy (BESS) we set out our aim to hold annual allocation rounds for electrolytic hydrogen moving to price-based competition by 2025 as soon as legislation and market conditions allow. The purpose of this call for evidence is to gather evidence to understand more about: market... More
    Opened 17 May 2023
  • Local Partnerships for Onshore Wind in England

    In the British Energy Security Strategy, the Government committed to develop local partnerships for onshore wind in England, enabling supportive communities who wish to host new onshore wind infrastructure to directly benefit from doing so. This consultation is seeking views on making improvements to the way developers and communities engage when an onshore wind site it being proposed in a local area, and whether improvements can be made to the system of community benefits, so... More
    Opened 11 May 2023
  • Strategy and Policy Statement for Energy Policy in Great Britain

    This is the consultation for the Strategy and Policy Statement for Energy Policy in Great Britain, published in line with section 135 of the Energy Act 2013. This statement sets out government’s strategic priorities for energy policy, the policy outcomes to be achieved and the roles and responsibilities of persons involved in implementing that policy. We are keen to hear your views on this statement as part of this public consultation. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK... More
    Opened 10 May 2023
  • Green Gas Support Scheme 2023 annual tariff review: call for evidence

    We have extended the closing date from 31 May to 5 June 2023. This Call for Evidence seeks input from industry, investors, trade associations and other stakeholders to inform the 2023 Annual Tariff Review. Your responses will provide evidence for the tariff-setting process and gather insight into the effectiveness of the scheme and its current tariff levels. The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) makes tariff payments to biomethane producers for gas that they inject... More
    Opened 2 May 2023
  • Offshore hydrogen regulation consultation

    This consultation proposes and seeks views on plans for secondary legislation to extend offshore oil and gas pipeline construction & use consenting responsibility of the NSTA to also apply to hydrogen pipelines. This consultation also proposes to extend certain decommissioning regulations to apply to relevant hydrogen activities, and grants the NSTA powers to issue hydrogen storage licenses. As a consequence of these proposals, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero ( DESNZ )... More
    Opened 24 April 2023
  • Call for Evidence on introducing non-price factors into the Contracts for Difference Scheme

    Government is looking at ways of amending the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme to address specific challenges facing the renewable energy industry, including recommendations stemming from the Offshore Wind Acceleration Taskforce report. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero is therefore launching this Call for Evidence to consider ways in which the scheme could capture the wider value of renewable projects. This is part of our work to continue to evolve the CfD scheme, as we... More
    Opened 17 April 2023
  • Energy Intensive Industries Compensation Scheme - Net Zero Conditionality Questionnaire

    In 2021 BEIS consulted on the Review of the schemes to compensate certain Energy Intensive Industries for indirect emission costs in electricity prices. Within that consultation we asked for views on how net zero might be achieved for individual business. The Government published its response to this consultation in April 2022. Within that response we indicated that we would introduce a new condition for businesses, who revive compensation, to share with BEIS their decarbonisation... More
    Opened 4 April 2023
  • Hydrogen production and industrial carbon capture business model regulations

    This consultation is seeking views on proposals for revenue support regulations in relation to the hydrogen production business model, industrial carbon capture (ICC) and Waste ICC business models. We're seeking views on: the process by which the Secretary of State may direct a counterparty to offer to contract with an eligible low carbon hydrogen producer or carbon capture entity requirements that certain information about contracts and projects must be published ... More
    Opened 30 March 2023
  • Planning for new energy infrastructure: revised draft National Policy Statements

    The consultation for the energy National Policy Statements has been extended and will NOW close at 23:45 on Friday 23 June 2023. Please note that question 7 in the consultation document was inadvertently not included in the online survey. If you have already responded to this consultation, YOUR RESPONSE IS STILL VALID and you do not need to resubmit. However, you may wish to submit an additional response to question 7, if you have not already done so. ... More
    Opened 30 March 2023
  • Consultation: Addressing carbon leakage risk to support decarbonisation

    The UK government is consulting on a range of potential policy measures to mitigate future carbon leakage risk. This consultation opens at 9am on 30 March 2023. It closes at 11:59pm on 22 June 2023. Consultation Description On 30 March, the government published an exploratory consultation considering a range of potential policy measures to mitigate carbon leakage risk in the future and ensure UK industry has the optimal policy... More
    Opened 30 March 2023
  • Community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure

    Stakeholders have requested more time to respond to this consultation, so we have extended the deadline from 25 May to 15 June. We’re consulting on a recommended approach to community benefits for electricity transmission network infrastructure. The consultation is proposing to create voluntary guidance for industry and communities when developing individual community benefit packages. This guidance will cover how to deliver direct benefits payments to eligible individuals... More
    Opened 30 March 2023
  • Clean heat market mechanism

    This mechanism will create a market incentive to grow the numbers of heat pumps installed in existing premises each year, providing industry with a clear, long-term policy framework for investment and innovation. In this consultation, we are seeking views on a range of design features of the proposed mechanism, including: the choice of target levels for the early years of the scheme proposals for trading within the mechanism proposals for the collection, handling and use... More
    Opened 30 March 2023
  • Changes to the Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire, 2023 Consultation

    The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is the government’s main mechanism for supporting new low-carbon electricity generation projects in Great Britain. Developers of projects with a capacity of 300MW or more, as well as all Floating Offshore Wind projects, regardless of size, need to apply for a Supply Chain Plan Statement from the Secretary of State for Energy Security & Net Zero to take part in a CfD allocation round. The Statement is issued to those projects who can demonstrate... More
    Opened 28 March 2023
  • Green Gas Support Scheme Mid-Scheme Review

    The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) provides tariff-based support for biomethane produced using anaerobic digestion (AD) and injected into the gas grid, as a direct replacement for natural gas. The scheme opened for applications on 30 November 2021 and at present runs to 30 November 2025. In March 2021, we committed to a mid-scheme review of the GGSS to consider the effectiveness of the scheme and review several areas for potential amendments. In this consultation, we set... More
    Opened 23 March 2023
  • Climate Change Agreements: consultation on extension to 31 March 2027 & further proposals on any potential future scheme

    In this consultation we have set out: The new target period for an extension Changes to the existing factors for an extension Potential reforms for any potential future scheme The current Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme started in 2013. Its energy and carbon reduction targets expired at the end of 2022, which provides eligible participants with access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy... More
    Opened 15 March 2023
  • Decarbonisation readiness: updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements

    In July 2021, the UK government and Welsh government published a joint call for evidence seeking views on updates to the 2009 Carbon Capture Readiness requirements, including: - ensuring new build and substantially refurbishing combustion power plants have viable decarbonisation pathways - applying the requirements to more combustion power plant technologies and sizes - introducing the option to comply with the requirements through hydrogen conversion - moving the requirements from... More
    Opened 13 March 2023
  • Managing radioactive substances and nuclear decommissioning

    This consultation is seeking views on proposals to update and consolidate the policies of the UK Government and devolved administrations on managing radioactive substances and nuclear decommissioning into a single UK-wide policy framework. The proposals aim to create clearer more consistent policy objectives across the UK and facilitate speedier and more cost-effective decommissioning and radioactive waste management, whilst maintaining high standards of safety, security and... More
    Opened 1 March 2023
  • Rheoli sylweddau ymbelydrol a datgomisiynu niwclear

    Mae Llywodraeth y DU a’r gweinyddiaethau datganoledig yn cynnig fframwaith polisi ar gyfer y DU gyfan sy’n dwyn ynghyd, mewn un pwynt cyfeirio, bolisïau ar reoli sylweddau ymbelydrol a datgomisiynu niwclear. Rydym hefyd yn cynnig diwygio, diweddaru ac egluro rhai o'r polisïau hyn gyda'r nod o ysgogi gwelliannau mewn rhaglenni datgomisiynu niwclear a glanhau a rheoli deunyddiau ymbelydrol, a'r gwastraff a gynhyrchir ganddynt. Mae’r ymgynghoriad mewn dwy ran. Yn Rhan I rydym... More
    Opened 1 March 2023
  • Small Business Commissioner: statutory review 2023

    As part of the recently announced Payment and Cashflow Review , w e are seeking views and evidence to inform the Statutory Review of the Small Business Commissioner, looking at particularly its effectiveness in improving payment practices in commercial transactions and the impact of the commissioner’s actions on awareness of small businesses of, or the use by small businesses of, alternative dispute resolution procedures. More
    Opened 15 February 2023
  • Consultation on a low carbon hydrogen certification scheme

    In the British Energy Security Strategy (BESS), the Government committed to launching a hydrogen certification scheme by 2025 to demonstrate high-grade British hydrogen for export and ensure any imported hydrogen meets the same high standards that UK companies expect. Certification of hydrogen could provide a robust and reliable way for producers of low carbon hydrogen to prove the credentials of their product. A low carbon hydrogen certification scheme could create... More
    Opened 9 February 2023
  • Smart Meter Targets Framework: consultation on minimum installation requirements for Year 3 (2024) and Year 4 (2025)

    The four-year smart metering Targets Framework came into effect on 1 January 2022. This Framework sets energy suppliers in Great Britain annual installation targets on a trajectory to 100% smart coverage by end 2025, subject to an annual allowance or ‘tolerance level’ that applies across industry as a percentage of each supplier’s customer base. We welcome responses from energy suppliers, as well as from smart metering and energy industry stakeholders and other... More
    Opened 7 February 2023
  • Amendments to the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

    We're seeking views on proposals to amend and improve the Payment Practices and Performance Regulations, and whether they should extend beyond their current expiry date of 6 April 2024. The consultation sets out proposals on: amending the expiry date to extend the Regulations beyond 6 April 2024 including an additional value reporting metric referencing payment reporting in a company’s director’s report a clarification of how supply chain finance is reported ... More
    Opened 31 January 2023
  • Draft Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement

    This consultation is seeking views on the draft Code of Practice on dismissal and re-engagement. The Code sets out employers’ responsibilities when seeking to change employment terms and conditions, if there is the prospect of dismissal and re-engagement. It requires employers to consult staff and explore alternative options, without using the threat of dismissal to pressure employees to agree new terms. This is an opportunity for all interested individuals and groups to review... More
    Opened 24 January 2023
  • Calculating holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers

    Following the recent Supreme Court judgment in Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Government is looking to consult on the calculation of holiday entitlement received by part-year and irregular hours workers. The Government proposes to introduce a holiday entitlement reference period for part-year and irregular hours workers, to ensure that their holiday pay and entitlement is directly proportionate to the time they spend working. The Government also wants to understand how... More
    Opened 12 January 2023
  • New ecodesign requirements for lighting products

    A consultation on proposed amendments to the minimum energy performance standard for lighting products from September 2023. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Opened 10 January 2023
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