The UK Government has relaxed its opposition to the development of subsidised onshore wind projects.
Last week Aurora Energy Research published a report that questions the UK’s reliance on interconnectors to secure its energy supply.
The Government has announced plans to make new online safety laws in collaboration with industry, charities and the public.
The Government may be forced to revise its policy of exempting smaller suppliers from providing the Warm Home Discount, which provides a £140 rebate on energy bills for fuel poor pensioners.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have published the artificial intelligence (AI) sector deal as part of the national Industrial Strategy
1. The Government appointed new board members to the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
1. Lorraine Baldry OBE was announced as the new Chair of Sellafield LTD.
On 17 April 2018 the Government opened a consultation into the interoperability of first generation smart meters.
1. Lord Henley, The Lords lead on Beis issues, confirmed in a written answer that no formal meetings have yet taken place on the nature of the future relationship with Euratom but that the European Commission is aware that the UK’s objective is to achieve a close association with Euratom.
1. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority released its business plan for 2018 to 2021, announcing Sellafield’s Thorp reprocessing is on track to finish in 2018. Magnox’s reprocessing is due to be complete by 2020.
1. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, announced the UK will ‘continue to seek a close association with Euratom, including the possibility of future co-operation and nucelar non-proliferation and safeguards.’
On 28 March, Digital and Culture Secretary Matt Hancock MP, and Business Secretary Greg Clark MP announced the details of a brand new Creative Industries Sector Deal, agreed with the Creative Industries Council.