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  • Transitional support mechanism for large-scale biomass electricity generators

    The government is considering whether a transitional support mechanism is required to facilitate the move from large scale biomass generation to power bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS). This would apply in certain circumstances where there is an interim period between the relevant generators’ existing support ending and potential future power BECCS arrangements beginning. We are consulting to inform our assessment of whether a transitional support arrangement is... More
    Closed 29 February 2024
  • Call for Evidence: Future Policy Framework for Biomethane Production

    Please refer to Annex B in the Call for Evidence for guidance on how to respond to questions Respondents are not required to answer all questions. For questions you do not wish to respond to, please state “No response”. Read the Call for Evidence document on GOV.UK . More
    Opened 29 February 2024
  • Green Industries Growth Accelerator: Hydrogen and CCUS supply chains call for evidence

    The Green Industries Growth Accelerator (GIGA) is a £960 million fund to support the expansion of strong and sustainable clean energy supply chains across the UK, including: carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen; offshore wind and electricity networks; and civil nuclear. This is part of a wider £4.5 billion package of funding for manufacturing to support private sector investment in strategic sectors across the UK. GIGA will focus on supporting jobs and investment by... More
    Opened 27 February 2024
  • Heat Network Zoning Consultation 2023

    This consultation seeks views on proposals for design and delivery of heat network zoning in England, which is enabled by powers provided by the Energy Act 2023. Responses to this consultation will help inform secondary legislation (“the zoning regulations”), which we intend to lay in Parliament in 2024 or when parliamentary time allows. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 26 February 2024
  • Default tariffs: A call for evidence

    This call for evidence seeks views on the how Default Tariffs can support households in the future. It seeks views on design principles for future default tariffs, the types of default tariffs, and alternative future protections. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Opened 23 February 2024
  • Hydrogen to Power: Consultation on the Need, and Design, for a Hydrogen to Power Market Intervention

    This consultation seeks views on government’s minded-to position that market intervention could be required to mitigate deployment barriers identified through our external analysis to accelerate deployment of hydrogen to power (H2P) and support our commitment for a decarbonised and secure power system. We outline potential market intervention design options including our minded-to position that should a decision be made to intervene following consultation, a hydrogen to... More
    Closed 22 February 2024
  • Climate Change Agreements: consultation on a new scheme

    The Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme is a voluntary scheme that encourages businesses in a wide range of industrial sectors with energy-intensive processes to invest in energy efficiency measures in return for access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy (CCL). It directly supports an energy efficient, low-carbon future whilst also helping industrial competitiveness. We are taking forward a new CCA scheme which will not be an extension to the existing scheme, but a separate... More
    Closed 14 February 2024
  • Second Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR2): Expression of Interest

    To be able to make an application to the Second Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR2), the Project Representative must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to DESNZ on behalf of their Project by 23:59 on 5 th February 2024. Submitting an EoI by this date will allow projects access to the Online Application Form and the final engagement session. Submission of this Expression of Interest form is a necessary condition to participate in the process. Projects should use this... More
    Closed 5 February 2024
  • New threshold for businesses accessing the Energy Ombudsman

    We want to ensure that all relevant businesses have access to redress against their energy supplier, without having to rely on the courts. This consultation seeks views on a proposal to amend the Gas and Electricity Regulated Providers (Redress Scheme) Order 2008 by expanding access to redress to include small businesses. We would like feedback, particularly from those directly impacted by the potential change, to ensure that: our proposed expansion is sensible the... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Contracts for Difference: Drafting Amendments to the CfD Contract for Allocation Round 6

    This consultation seeks views on proposed drafting changes to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Standard Terms and Conditions and Private Network Agreement in advance of Allocation Round 6 (AR6), which is scheduled to open in March 2024. The proposed changes will: streamline the Know Your Customer (KYC) checks in order to ensure that generators provide relevant KYC information to the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) when required, along with stronger enforcement... More
    Closed 30 January 2024
  • Amendments to Electricity Supplier Obligation Regulations to implement the Power CCUS Dispatchable Power Agreement business model

    We're seeking views on the proposed amendments to The Contracts for Difference (Electricity Supplier Obligations) Regulations 2014. The amendments will enable the electricity supplier obligation levy to be charged for payments under the Dispatchable Power Agreement (DPA), that will support deployment of power carbon capture, usage and storage (power CCUS). Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 29 January 2024
  • Regulated Asset Base Licence Consultation

    This consultation seeks views on proposed modifications to Sizewell C Limited Company’s electricity generation licence. In line with duties in the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Act 2022, the Secretary of State is required to consult on any proposed modifications. These modifications seek to allow Sizewell C Limited to collect revenue through the Regulated Asset Base (RAB) model and puts in place a series of incentives and penalties to drive the efficient construction,... More
    Closed 29 January 2024
  • Empowering drivers and boosting competition in the road fuel retail market

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) undertook a year-long market study into the road fuel sector. It concluded by recommending to the government to create a statutory open data scheme for fuel prices and an ongoing road fuels price monitoring function. We are consulting to understand views on the best way to design and implement the open data scheme and elements of the monitoring function that are not outlined in the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, and... More
    Opened 16 January 2024
  • A National Policy Statement for new nuclear power generation - Consultation on the new approach to siting beyond 2025

    The purpose of this consultation is to begin the process towards designating a new Nuclear National Policy Statement, applicable to nuclear power stations expected to deploy beyond 2025. Some material updates to the existing policy for siting nuclear power stations have been proposed and the government wishes to gather views on these changes ahead of finalising the policy. This consultation focuses on the overall policy approach before a further formal consultation on the new draft... More
    Opened 11 January 2024
  • Proposed amendments to Contracts for Difference for Allocation Round 7 and future rounds

    We're seeking views on potential amendments to Allocation Round 7 and future rounds of the Contracts for Difference scheme, which supports renewable electricity generators. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Opened 11 January 2024
  • Introducing a Contracts for Difference (CfD) Sustainable Industry Reward

    The government is proposing to introduce a CfD Sustainable Industry Reward (CfD SIR) from CfD Allocation Round 7 onwards. The CfD Sustainable Industry Reward aims to help accelerate the deployment of low carbon electricity generation, specifically offshore / floating offshore wind, by addressing some of the recent challenges identified by the industry. The Reward could provide greater revenue support to projects that take meaningful action to... More
    Closed 11 January 2024
  • Alternative Routes to Market for New Nuclear Projects

    This consultation seeks to examine what steps government can take to enable different routes to market for new advanced nuclear technologies. Government sees great national opportunities in the nuclear sector, and we are seeking responses to support us in developing the policies that will allow this industry to thrive. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . The consultation process: introductory event We are holding an introductory event about this consultation,... More
    Opened 11 January 2024
  • Long Duration Electricity Storage

    Long duration storage (LDES) is a key enabler to a secure, cost-effective and low carbon energy system. LDES can help to decarbonise the system by storing excess renewable generation over longer periods of time (days, weeks, and months), replacing flexibility from fossil fuelled generation and helping to alleviate constraints on the grid. In the Government response to the Call for Evidence, published in August 2022, we concluded that LDES technologies have an important role to... More
    Opened 9 January 2024
  • Non road mobile machinery decarbonisation options: call for evidence

    Non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) broadly refers to any mobile machine, transportable equipment or vehicle not intended for the transport of goods or passengers on the road, and which has a combustion engine. Examples include construction machinery and agricultural machinery. We’re seeking evidence on areas including: how NRMM is currently used across the economy the decarbonisation options available to NRMM, including efficiency measures, process changes, and fuel... More
    Opened 21 December 2023
  • UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) Future Markets Policy

    The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) Authority (UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland) is seeking input on a number of proposals to develop future markets policy. The Authority is reviewing ETS markets policy to ensure that it remains fit for purpose and is effective in managing the risks faced by an established and maturing scheme. This will help to maintain stable and... More
    Opened 18 December 2023
  • UK ETS Free Allocation Review

    The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) Authority (UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland, hereinafter ‘the Authority’) is seeking input on a number of proposals to improve our approach to free allocations. We have committed to better target free allocations for sectors most at risk of carbon leakage ahead of the next allocation period in 2026, and to tailor this to the UK... More
    Opened 18 December 2023
  • Scope 3 emissions in the UK reporting landscape

    On 26 June 2023, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) issued its inaugural standards for sustainability-related disclosures, including requirements for entities to report their Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The GHG Protocol classifies a company’s emissions into three scopes: Scope 1 emissions are the direct emissions from owned or controlled sources Scope 2 emissions are the indirect... More
    Closed 14 December 2023
  • Home Energy Model: Future Homes Standard assessment

    The Home Energy Model: Future Homes Standard assessment is the methodology which will be used to demonstrate that new dwellings comply with the Future Homes Standard. It will replace the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) version 10.2 for the energy rating of dwellings. The Home Energy Model: Future Homes Standard assessment is still under development, and we will implement it alongside the Future Homes Standard in 2025. This consultation will be of interest across the... More
    Opened 13 December 2023
  • Home Energy Model

    The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is the methodology currently used by the government to estimate the energy performance of homes across the United Kingdom. It is of critical importance to the delivery of our housing and climate change objectives. The Home Energy Model will replace the SAP for the energy rating of dwellings. It is still under development, and we will implement the first version alongside the Future Homes Standard in 2025. We are... More
    Opened 13 December 2023
  • Capacity Market 2023: Phase 2 proposals and 10 year review

    We're seeking views on the Electricity Capacity Market. The consultation is in 2 parts: Part A This part of the consultation follows the January 2023 consultation and forms Phase 2 of reforms to the Capacity Market, building on the previous consultation and further engagement with stakeholders and industry. The main policy proposals broadly fall into 2 categories: strengthening security of supply accelerating investment in low carbon technologies ... More
    Closed 8 December 2023
  • Nuclear RAB industry code and licence modifications

    The Nuclear Energy (Financing) Act 2022 (“the Act”) makes provision for the implementation of a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) funding model to finance new nuclear energy generation projects. The Nuclear Regulated Asset Base Model (Revenue Collection) Regulations 2023 (“the Regulations”) made under the powers in Part 2 of the Act, set out the detailed mechanics of how the revenue stream would operate under the model. Section 29(1) of the Act gives the Secretary of State powers to... More
    Closed 5 December 2023
  • Heat networks regulation: consumer protection

    This consultation seeks views on consumer protection requirements around: pricing quality of service transparency of information consumers in vulnerable circumstance the scope of the rules and how we should phase them in It also covers Ofgem’s approach to implementing and enforcing regulation, including through guidance, market monitoring, compliance, and enforcement activity, as well as its approach to delivering the cost recovery regime after having... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Hydrogen Blending into GB Gas Distribution Networks

    Hydrogen blending refers to the blending of low carbon hydrogen with other gases (primarily natural gas) in pre-existing gas network infrastructure and appliances. We are assessing whether there may be value in having hydrogen blending available to support the early development of the hydrogen economy. The government previously explored the potential strategic role of hydrogen blending as part of the consultation on Hydrogen Transport and Storage Infrastructure in 2022. We are now... More
    Closed 27 October 2023
  • Directing the CCUS Transport and Storage Revenue Support Agreement Counterparty

    This consultation sets out regulatory proposals determining Secretary of State directions of the Revenue Support Agreement counterparty, counterparty duties, and establishing a public register of Revenue Support Agreements. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 25 October 2023
  • Future System Operator- Second Policy Consultation and Update Document

    Consultation on two new policy areas related to resilience and security and update on overall FSO project status, implementation and future roles. Government and Ofgem previously set out a commitment to create a Future System Operator , as an expert, impartial body with responsibilities across both the electricity and gas systems, to drive progress towards net zero while maintaining energy security and minimising costs for consumers. The FSO will be established in public ownership, in a... More
    Closed 20 October 2023
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