After much discussion and debate, the Government has come to an agreement on the contents of the Energy Bill to be introduced next week. This comment, by Malcolm Keay, looks at the implications of the new agreement. It provides clarity in some areas, for instance on the arrangements for the counter-party for the contracts which […]
Governments across the OECD are committed to ambitious reductions in CO2 emissions. Electricity is central to this agenda as the sector where the earliest and steepest cuts will be sought. A number of countries, like the UK, are already in the process of reforming their electricity markets in order to ensure the delivery of the […]
The government has published a draft Energy Bill, which would implement its electricity market reform proposals. This comment, by Malcolm Keay, looks at the provisions of the Bills. They would certainly add many new layers of regulation to a supposedly deregulated industry and substitute government decisions for those of market participants. However, many details of […]
The Government has published what is called a “technical update” to its electricity market reform White Paper. This Comment by Malcolm Keay analyses the new proposals and their implications. Many important questions about the new system remain unanswered, but the overall direction is clear – towards a planned electricity system whose function is to deliver […]
The Government has published its White Paper on Electricity Market Reform, which reintroduces the concept of central planning for the UK energy system. Malcolm Keay examines the proposals and their implications for electricity markets in this country; this may not be the last word in market reform ….
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