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  • Changes to Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs)

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation is looking at the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) requirements on Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs). The specific changes included are required and are set out in the Directive. We are seeking... More
    Closed 8 September 2010
  • 2050 Pathways Analysis Call for Evidence

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This is a Call for Evidence and not a formal Consultation. We need a transformation of the UK economy to ensure secure low carbon energy supplies to 2050. We are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the UK by at least 80% by 2050,... More
    Closed 5 October 2010
  • Statutory consultation on the Renewables Obligation Order 2011 (ROO 2011)

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation looks at a number of issues including: Introduction of measures to allow offshore wind generation to phase the accreditation of their capacity; Calling for evidence on issues around refurbishment and replacement... More
    Closed 19 October 2010
  • Microgeneration Strategy Consultation

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This strategy explores a range of non-financial barriers that have the potential to prevent the microgeneration sector from realising its full potential. The document summarises the issues, presents the evidence, makes specific proposals and seeks... More
    Closed 16 March 2011
  • Consultation on fast-track review of Feed-in Tariffs for small scale low carbon electricity

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation looks at: New tariff bands and the accompanying proposed reduction of tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) over 50 KW New tariff bands and the accompanying tariffs for farm-scale Anaerobic Digestion (AD) ... More
    Closed 6 May 2011
  • Consultation on a change to the rules on the treatment of extensions to installations under the GB Feed-in Tariffs scheme

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Following the outcome of the fast track review on FITs which was published on 9 June 2011, we have become increasingly aware that some large scale PV developers are intending to exploit a technical loophole in the FITs legislation on extensions to... More
    Closed 31 August 2011
  • Feed-in tariffs scheme: Consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 1 – tariffs for solar PV

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation invites comments on the Government’s proposals for the tariff levels available for renewable electricity generation from solar PV installations of 250kW or below under the Feed-in Tariffs scheme (FITs). We also propose... More
    Closed 23 December 2011
  • Feed-in Tariffs Scheme - Consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 2A: Solar PV Cost Control

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation invites comments on the Government’s proposals on generation tariffs to be applied to solar PV installations with an eligibility date on or after 1 July 2012, and on the mechanism which should be applied to the degression of... More
    Closed 3 April 2012
  • Feed-in Tariffs Scheme - Consultation on Comprehensive Review Phase 2B: Tariffs for non-PV technologies and scheme administration issues

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation (2B) invites comments on the Government’s proposals on tariffs for anaerobic digestion, hydro, wind and microCHP, and looks at various scheme administration issues. The proposed tariffs reflect the Government's conclusions on... More
    Closed 26 April 2012
  • Consultation on simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) is a mandatory UK-wide trading scheme that was brought into law via the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010 (SI 2010/768) (the ‘CRC Order’). The scheme is designed to incentivise large public and... More
    Closed 18 June 2012
  • Providing certainty and improving performance in the Renewable Heat Incentive

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation seeks views on proposals for the non-domestic RHI relating to longer-term budget management and scheme improvements, including biomass sustainability, air quality and changes to the metering requirements. Our key proposal for... More
    Closed 14 September 2012
  • Renewable Heat Incentive: Air to Water heat pumps & Energy from Waste

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation seeks views on the Government’s plans to expand the current non domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme to include Air to Water Heat Pumps and broaden the eligibility criteria for Energy from Waste. More
    Closed 18 October 2012
  • Renewable Heat Incentive: Expanding the non domestic scheme

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation seeks views on the Government’s plans to expand the current nondomestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. The expansion of this scheme includes proposals for new or different support for technologies including air source heat... More
    Closed 7 December 2012
  • Renewable Heat Incentive: Non Domestic Scheme Early Tariff Review

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. In response to industry and market feedback, DECC has looked at the evidence on cost data and heat usage assumptions used to set the levels of tariffs when the scheme was launched, alongside the level of uptake so far under the scheme and evidence... More
    Closed 28 June 2013
  • Community Energy Call for Evidence

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Communty Energy Call for Evidence can be found by following this link: http://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/community-energy-call-for-evidence Community energy is on the rise in the UK, reconnecting communities to the energy... More
    Closed 1 August 2013
  • Consultation on the draft Electricity Market Reform Delivery Plan

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Government is seeking views on two key policy proposals which, when decided, will be decisions set out in the first Electricity Market Reform (EMR) draft Delivery Plan. The two proposals relate to: (1) the proposed strike prices for the... More
    Closed 25 September 2013
  • Site Selection Process for a Geological Disposal Facility

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. PLEASE NOTE: Submissions via the online tool have now closed. However, if you sent your response via email to the ‘non-gsi’ address and received a bounce-back notification, please resend your submission to radioactivewaste@decc.gsi.gov.uk . ... More
    Closed 5 December 2013
  • Electricity Market Reform: Consultation on Proposals for Implementation

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Government is seeking views on the detailed proposals for the implementation of Electricity Market Reforms (EMR). The documents attached set out implementation proposals for the key mechanisms for reform: the Contracts for Difference and... More
    Closed 24 December 2013
  • Balance of Competence Energy Review

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Foreign Secretary launched the Balance of Competence Review in Parliament on 12 July 2012, taking forward the Coalition commitment to examine the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union. The review will provide an analysis... More
    Closed 21 January 2014
  • Consultation on Regulations for Contracts for Difference (Standard Terms and Modifications)

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This consultation sets out the Government's position on regulation and supporting policy for four key areas of the Contract for Difference: The issuance and revision of Standard Terms; The ability for generators to request... More
    Closed 7 February 2014
  • Electricity Market Reform: Consultation on industry code and licence modifications

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Government is seeking views on the consequential changes to industry code, licences, industry agreements and other documents required as a result of the implementation of Electricity Market Reform. The documents attached to this consultation... More
    Closed 13 February 2014
  • Consultation on the Environmental Report for further onshore oil and gas licensing

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This is a consultation on an Environmental Report on DECC's proposals for further onshore oil and gas licensing in areas of Great Britain. The Report identifies, describes and evaluates the likely significant effects on the environment of... More
    Closed 28 March 2014
  • What should working days during shared parental leave be called?

    While parents are on shared parental leave they will get up to 20 days each when they can go into work without bringing to an end their leave or losing their statutory shared parental pay for the week. These days will enable parents to take shared parental leave on a part time basis for a time, such as for a phased return to full time work after a period of shared parental leave. These days will be similar to the existing 'keeping in touch' (KIT) days that women on maternity leave get.... More
    Closed 10 April 2014
  • RHI biomethane injection to grid tariff review

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Biomethane to grid is a key renewable technology that has the potential to make a significant contribution to the UK’s 2020 renewable energy commitments and is expected to deliver 15% of heat deployment under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in... More
    Closed 27 June 2014
  • BIS Digital Engagement skills survey June 2014

    We’re interested to know more about the digital engagement skills within BIS. This new annual survey will help us develop training and help us to take forward steps in making us a more digital by default department. If you haven’t used digital tools at work, we’re especially interested to hear from you to get the most accurate picture of where we are as a department. We want to be able to: Develop a baseline of the skills within the department and monitor... More
    Closed 30 June 2014
  • Consultation on proposals for long-term capital investment in science and research

    Our ambition is to make the UK the best place in the world to do science and research. This is why the government is making a long-term commitment to invest in science and research infrastructure: increasing capital investment in real terms to £1.1 billion in 2015-16 and growing it in line with inflation each year to 2020-21. We want your views on what this money should be invested in, from refurbing a university laboratory, to investing in a new major international project. More
    Closed 4 July 2014
  • Biomass Sustainability

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Technical adjustments to the sustainability and reporting provisions for solid and gaseous biomass. More
    Closed 14 July 2014
  • Government Electricity Rebate

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Government Electricity Rebate (GER) In December 2013, Government announced a package of measures which will reduce domestic energy bills by £50 on average over the next two years. We are consulting on one part of this package of measures,... More
    Closed 17 July 2014
  • Consultation on Underground Drilling Access

    This consultation was carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. In July 2016, the department merged with the Department for Business and Innovation and Skills to form the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This is a Government consultation on proposals to reform the procedure for gaining underground access to oil or gas deposits and geothermal energy. The consultation examines the existing procedures by which companies who wish to extract oil, gas... More
    Closed 15 August 2014
  • Future development of loans in Further Education

    If you are a learner, potential learner or involved in the provision of further or higher education, this consultation seeks your views on our proposals for an expansion of loans in the Further Education (FE) sector. We want to: give access to learning to the widest possible number of people; simplify the funding system that we already have, and give learners more control over their learning experience; provide stronger incentives for learners who want to... More
    Closed 21 August 2014
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