Open Consultations

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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