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  • The future ownership of Elexon

    BEIS and Ofgem are jointly consulting on proposals for the future ownership of Elexon. Elexon is a wholly owned but operationally independent subsidiary of National Grid Energy System Operator ( NGESO ). It is governed by its own Board and by the Balancing and Settlement Code ( BSC ) Panel (which is made up of industry, consumer, and independent experts). Elexon plays a key role in the electricity market, with its main roles being to administer the BSC and to carry out the settlement... More
    Closed 22 September 2022
  • Energy Intensive Industries: review of the schemes to provide relief to energy intensive industries for a proportion of the costs of funding renewable energy generation

    This consultation seeks views on the Government’s exemption scheme for Energy Intensive Industries from the indirect costs of funding the Contracts for Difference (CfD), Renewables Obligation (RO) and small-scale Feed-in Tariffs (FIT) schemes (“Exemption Scheme” or “Scheme”). It seeks feedback and evidence to consider whether there is a rationale for increasing the subsidy intensity level of the current scheme in order to address the increased risk of carbon leakage and the... More
    Closed 16 September 2022
  • Land rights and consents for electricity network infrastructure

    This call for evidence is seeking views on the current land rights and consents processes for electricity network infrastructure. We want to understand whether the current processes are fit for purpose or whether they act as a barrier to the build of electricity network infrastructure. We are seeking views on what improvements could be made and this call for evidence will confirm the scope of our review and whether reform is required. We are keen to hear from all stakeholders with an... More
    Closed 15 September 2022
  • Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales

    The government is committed to reviewing the current law to identify how more choice can be given to businesses and consumers over the units of measurement they use for trade, while ensuring that measurement information remains accurate. More
    Closed 26 August 2022
  • Statutory Guidance on the Subsidy Control Act 2022

    We are seeking your views on the statutory guidance for the Subsidy Control Act 2022. Read more about this consultation on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 10 August 2022
  • Revenue stream for the Nuclear RAB model

    The Nuclear Energy (Financing) Act 2022 (‘the Act’) makes provision for the implementation of a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) model for nuclear energy generation projects. Fundamental to the successful implementation of a nuclear RAB model is a robust revenue stream that ensures a secure and consistent flow of revenues between electricity suppliers and nuclear companies benefitting from the RAB model for the duration of their nuclear project’s regulatory period. The... More
    Closed 9 August 2022
  • Developing the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)

    Why we are consulting The UK ETS Authority (UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland, hereinafter ‘the Authority’) are seeking input on a number of proposals to develop the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS). We have committed to implementing a net zero consistent cap for the scheme, reviewing Free Allocation policy and expanding the use of emissions trading across the economy. This... More
    Closed 17 June 2022
  • Contracts for Difference: Updating the Allocation Round 5 Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire

    This consultation proposes amendments to the Contracts for Difference Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire, in preparation for Allocation Round 5. Alongside the consultation document, the government has also published the following documents to refer to when considering your response. You can view them all on GOV.UK . Consultation on Updating the Allocation Round 5 Supply Chain Plan Questionnaire The proposed updated Supply Chain Plan... More
    Closed 14 June 2022
  • Green Gas Support Scheme 2022 Annual Tariff Review: call for evidence

    The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) makes tariff payments to biomethane producers for gas that they inject into the grid. It was launched on 30 November 2021 with initial tariffs set in the Green Gas Support Scheme Regulations 2021. The use of biomethane, or green gas, has an important role to play in reducing the UK’s emissions by lowering the climate change impact of gas supply. Biomethane is produced by the capture and processing of emissions from the decomposition of organic... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS): Industrial Carbon Capture business model

    With this consultation we are seeking views from stakeholders on the proposed business model package, including the structure and content of the draft ICC Contract, business model summary and update published on the ICC Business Model webpage in parallel to this consultation, previous business model updates and the indicative CCS Infrastructure Grant Funding Agreement update. This consultation seeks to assess the extent to which the proposed model is deliverable, investable and supports... More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS): Dispatchable Power Agreement business model

    We are seeking views from stakeholders on the proposed form of the DPA and draft DPA Contract prior to the negotiation / due diligence phase of the Track-1 Phase-2 of the Cluster Sequencing for Carbon Capture Usage and Storage Deployment process. More
    Closed 10 June 2022
  • Safety of Cosmetic Ingredients with Suspected Endocrine Disrupting Properties: call for data

    The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) would like to invite any interested parties, including academia, manufacturers of cosmetic products, producers of the substances concerned and consumer associations to submit any scientific information relevant to the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients in the list below. OPSS would like to evaluate the safety of these ingredients in cosmetic products due to their suspected endocrine disrupting properties. ... More
    Closed 31 May 2022
  • Energy Bills Support Scheme Consultation

    On 3 February 2022, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a package of support worth £9.1bn to help domestic energy customers with the costs of rising energy bills. The Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) was announced as part of this package. Through the Scheme, the Government will provide funding to all energy suppliers for them to pass a £200 reduction on to domestic electricity customers’ bills, which will be recovered through electricity bills over five years from... More
    Closed 23 May 2022
  • Warm Home Discount Scotland

    This consultation sets out proposals for implementing the Warm Home Discount scheme in Scotland from 2022 to winter 2025/26. The proposals in this document would mean that the WHD Scotland will largely mirror the WHD in place across GB in 2021/22. The primary difference would be that non-core spending would be larger due to the increase in overall spending. The value of the rebate would increase to £150 as per the England and Wales scheme and the supplier participation... More
    Closed 22 May 2022
  • Enabling a National Cyber-Physical Infrastructure to Catalyse Innovation

    This consultation seeks to broaden the UK’s understanding of the impact and opportunities for cyber-physical systems​ and also advance our collective understanding of the value of, and options for an underpinning Cyber-Physical Infrastructure to unleash innovation. Understanding and connecting complex systems has been key to every major human endeavour. As we face critical challenges such as reaching net zero and responding to global health crises, there is a need to... More
    Closed 11 May 2022
  • Subsidies of Interest and Subsidies of Particular Interest

    The Subsidy Control Bill provides the framework for a new, United Kingdom-wide subsidy control regime. This regime will enable public authorities, including devolved administrations and local authorities, to deliver subsidies that are tailored and bespoke for local needs to deliver government priorities such as levelling up and achieving net zero carbon, as well as supporting the economy’s recovery from COVID-19. It is crucial that the new subsidy control regime can... More
    Closed 6 May 2022
  • Hydrogen business model and Net Zero Hydrogen Fund: Market Engagement on Electrolytic Allocation

    This Market Engagement document sets out our proposed approach to a joint hydrogen business model and Net Zero Hydrogen Fund allocation process for electrolytic hydrogen projects. This is primarily with a view to developing and refining our proposals, in conjunction with interested stakeholders, ahead of the first allocation round’s intended launch in Summer 2022. The document includes an indicative timeline, proposed eligibility and evaluation criteria, and proposed approach to... More
    Closed 6 May 2022
  • Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation: call for evidence on proposed amendments to Supply Chain Plans

    A rapid and sustainable scale-up of low carbon deployment is needed to meet the Net Zero agenda. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is fundamental to achieving this goal, supporting low cost and low carbon electricity generation. The government is constantly looking at ways it can improve Supply Chain Plans policy to make it more effective in delivering its policy objectives and streamlining the process to make it easier for applicants. This Call for Evidence seeks views and... More
    Closed 29 April 2022
  • Employment agencies: handling payment in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors

    Employment agencies in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors can charge work-finding fees to businesses or workers. This is an exception to the general rule for employment agencies. Some of these agencies are using what is known as ‘the agency supplement’ model to do so. Some concerns have been raised that this model of charging fees and paying workers is not compliant with the current rules. This consultation seeks evidence on the best way to respond, by assessing... More
    Closed 20 April 2022
  • Final claims under the Enemy Property Payment Scheme and Baltic States Scheme

    We are consulting to seek views on the final date by which claims should be submitted under the Enemy Property Payment Scheme and Baltic State Scheme (“the Schemes”), to enable final claims to be assessed. The Schemes were established to compensate for the seizure of assets under the Trading with the Enemy Act 1939 (“the Act”) during the Second World War; where it is determined that the original asset owners resided in Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, or suffered Nazi... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Contracts for Difference for Low Carbon Electricity Generation: consultation on proposed amendments to the scheme

    A rapid and sustainable scale-up of low carbon deployment is needed to meet the Net Zero agenda. The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme is fundamental to achieving this goal, supporting low cost and low carbon electricity generation. The consultation introduces the first round of rapid changes to the existing regulatory and administrative framework surrounding CfDs in preparation for Allocation Round 5, in particular on Supply Chain Plan process, and regulatory changes to the... More
    Closed 15 March 2022
  • Enabling or requiring hydrogen-ready industrial boiler equipment: call for evidence

    Hydrogen-ready industrial boilers have the potential to help industry decarbonise and kick start the UK hydrogen economy. They can run on fossil fuels today but are designed for subsequent conversion to hydrogen, enabling industry to transition to a low carbon future. The call for evidence covers these main areas: how hydrogen-ready should be defined whether hydrogen-ready boiler equipment would enable cheaper and faster fuel switching whether government should take... More
    Closed 14 March 2022
  • Climate Change Agreements - Proposals for a future scheme

    In this consultation we have set out: the key aspects of a future scheme where we believe reforms may be required what some of those reforms may entail The current Climate Change Agreement ( CCA ) scheme started in 2013. Its energy and carbon reduction targets run to the end of 2022, and provide eligible participants with access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy until March 2025. Key areas in which we are seeking views include: scheme length ... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • UK quantum strategy: call for evidence

    We're seeking views from the quantum research and business community and wider interested parties on the following areas: strategy vision and objectives the knowledge pipeline the innovation ecosystem skills technology adoption the regulatory environment Your views will inform the development of the UK quantum strategy. Read the call for evidence document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 10 March 2022
  • Towards a market for low emissions products: call for evidence

    Following the commitments made in the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, this call for evidence asks for information and views on the design and implementation of policies that can support the growth of a market for low emissions industrial products. The questions cover how low emissions products can be defined, the sectoral and product scope of the policies, the reporting of emissions necessary to facilitate these policies, and how these policies can best be implemented. Our aim... More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Designing a Climate Compatibility Checkpoint for future oil and gas licensing on the UK Continental Shelf

    This consultation seeks stakeholder views on the design of a new climate compatibility checkpoint for future licensing of oil and gas on the UK Continental Shelf. Read the consultation document on GOV.UK . More
    Closed 28 February 2022
  • Statutory Review of The Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations 2017

    The objectives of the reporting on payment practices and performance regulations are firstly to increase transparency and public scrutiny of large businesses’ payment practices and performance, and secondly to give small business suppliers better information so they can make informed decisions about who to trade with, negotiate fairer terms, and challenge late payments. We are seeking views and evidence on the effectiveness of the reporting requirement, in... More
    Closed 4 February 2022
  • Phasing out fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid

    To set out policy proposals for phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in homes off the gas grid. We invite stakeholder views on our approach and seek further evidence in specific areas to help shape the design of the policy. More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in businesses and public buildings off the gas grid

    Achieving net zero will require almost all buildings in the UK to transition to low carbon heating by 2050. Around a third of commercial, industrial, and public buildings (“non-domestic buildings”’) off the gas grid currently have a fossil fuelled heating system in use for producing heating and hot water, making a significant contribution to their carbon emissions. The government committed in the Clean Growth Strategy [1] , published in 2017, to phase out the installation... More
    Closed 12 January 2022
  • A market-based mechanism for low carbon heat

    This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce a market-based mechanism to support the development of the UK market for low-carbon electric heat pumps. 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:... More
    Closed 12 January 2022
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