• New Thinking: Tales of the unexpected

    July 25, 2018

    New Thinking: Tales of the unexpected

    Tales of the unexpected: A policy success story? Helen Poulter, IGov Team, 25th July, 2018 This blog has been written to provide an analysis of how Australia became the world leader in the percentage of households installing small-scale PV (<100kW). It will introduce the initial policies that were put in place at the national and state level which were intended to capture Australia’s solar resource to help reduce the country’s emissions. The blog will discuss other unrelated events happening at the same time which culminated in higher than expected adoption rates. It will also comment on

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  • Global Insights: 24th July 2018

    July 24, 2018

    Global Insights: 24th July 2018

    AUSTRALIA AEMO releases Integrated System Plan The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is the system operator and national transmission planner.  This week AEMO released its inaugural Integrated System Plan (ISP) which builds on its annual National Transmission Network Development Plan.  The idea behind the ISP is to give a more coordinated approach to system planning and a long term strategic plan for the future of the energy market which will incorporate the policies from the National Energy Guarantee and state-based policies. The plan recognises that there are fundamental changes happening within the Australian energy system

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  • New Thinking: The Lost Strategy and Policy Statement

    July 18, 2018

    New Thinking: The Lost Strategy and Policy Statement

    The Lost Strategy and Policy Statement: Is Ofgem Really Working to the 2011 Social and Environmental Guidance? Catherine Mitchell, IGov Team, 18th July 2018 The rhetoric of GB Energy Policy is now firmly set on an energy policy path which is ‘smart and flexible’. This is set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, the Industrial Strategy  and Ofgem’s Smart Systems and Flexible Plan. In August 2017, Ofgem set out their Strategy for Regulating the Future Energy Systems – which is an overview of the issues that energy systems are facing, and their plan for dealing with

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  • Global Insights: 17th July 2018

    July 17, 2018

    Global Insights: 17th July 2018

    AUSTRALIA ACCC report recommends extensive changes to the NEM The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have released a report this week on retail pricing in the National Electricity Market (NEM).  The report recognises that competition in the NEM is not working and that the current approach to policy, regulatory design and promotion of competition is not working in the best interests for consumers.  The report has 56 recommendations around four broad areas: Boosting competition in generation and retail Lowering costs in networks, environmental schemes and retail Enhancing consumer experiences and outcomes Improving business outcomes

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  • Context for Roundtable

    July 17, 2018

    Context for Roundtable

    The GB energy system has already undergone significant change and further change is expected across electricity, heat and transport. The direction of travel is challenging the current top down and centralised system, in respect to its design, operation and governance; and this will continue as the system becomes more distributed and closer to end users. This shift is leading to a wide-spread recognition that people (as consumers, customers, citizens) must have a key role in the energy system going forward and many actors are calling for, or assuming that, people will need to be put

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  • Presentation: Intro to People Roundtable

    July 17, 2018

    Presentation: Intro to People Roundtable

    IGov Roundtable on putting people at the heart of the energy system From: Catherine Mitchell Presentation to: putting people at the heart of the energy system, Citizens Advice, London, 10th July 2018 Summary Definitions Carbon budgets Value in the energy system Governance Overview of findings from IGov 1   This presentation can be found here: Mitchell – Intro to People at Centre Workshop

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  • Presentation: Putting people at the heart of the energy system

    July 17, 2018

    Presentation: Putting people at the heart of the energy system

    Putting people at the heart of the energy system From: Richard Hoggett Presentation to: putting people at the heart of the energy system, Citizens Advice, London, 10th July 2018 Summary Aims of the roundtable Drivers of change Why think about a people-focussed energy system? What are some of the issues to consider? How can people be put in the centre?   This presentation can be found here: Hoggett – IGov People and the Energy System 10th July

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  • Viewpoint: Rebecca Willis

    July 17, 2018

    Viewpoint: Rebecca Willis

    Building a people-powered energy system Suddenly, it seems, I’m part of the establishment. Last weekend, the Sunday Times business pages announced the “death of the power dinosaurs”, arguing that the very existence of the big energy supply companies is now in doubt. The old model, where consumers simply bought units of electricity and gas and then paid the bill, is on its way out. As the Sunday Times put it, “Centrica is the new Kodak”. Instead, there are now opportunities for people to generate their own renewable heat and power; manage demand through smart meters; trade

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  • Blog/Paper: Simon Roberts, Centre for Sustainable Energy

    July 17, 2018

    Blog/Paper: Simon Roberts, Centre for Sustainable Energy

    Time to reach beyond the ‘elite’ Why carbon budgets could be next in line for a populist backlash – and how to avoid it The rejection of the EU by a (slim) majority in the Brexit vote in June 2016 offers a glimpse of how support for actions to cut carbon emissions may be undermined if more is not done to nurture public understanding of, involvement in, and consent for such actions. What we now have to call ‘the liberal metropolitan elite’ has been pursuing a social and economic programme which is justified and beneficial

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  • Presentation: Ed Gill, ENA

    July 17, 2018

    Presentation: Ed Gill, ENA

    Energy Networks Association Overview: ENA We live in interesting times… Changing components Public views on heating Outcomes, equality & justice…   You can download the presentation here: Ed Gill –

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