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Lexis®PSL Energy weekly highlights—15 December 2016

Published on: 15 December 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Lexis®PSL Energy weekly highlights—15 December 2016
  • Feature articles
  • World Energy Outlook 2016—a look ahead to 2040
  • Headlines (News updates & analysis)
  • Conventional oil and gas—Appropriate assessment of blocks in the 29th Seaward Licensing Round
  • Conventional oil and gas—OGA publishes EOR delivery programme
  • CMA market investigation—CMA publishes final orders in investigation into the energy market
  • Electricity and gas regulation—Assessing derogation requests under electricity industry codes
  • Electricity and gas regulation—BEIS says electricity demands will be met for winter 2020/21
  • Nuclear—Views sought on nuclear power station design
  • More...

Article summary

Welcome to the weekly Energy highlights from the Lexis®PSL Environment team for the week ending 15 December 2016. This week’s highlights includes a look at the International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Outlook publication, as well as additional publications ‘Next Generation Wind and Solar: From Cost to Value’ and ‘Medium-Term Coal Market Report’. We also cover top news stories this week regarding the government’s appropriate assessment of blocks in the 29th Seaward Licensing Round, publication by the CMA of final orders in its investigation into the supply and acquisition of energy in Great Britain, the securing of over 52GW of electricity capacity for winter 2020/21 in the latest Capacity Market auction and the signing of a new memorandum of understanding by the EU and the EBRD to enhance energy co-operation. Items of interest in the Nuclear sector include an assessment of the acceptability of new nuclear power station designs by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, the NDA’s proposals for its 2017-2020 business plan for nuclear decommission projects and the launch of a competition where organisations of any size can apply for a share of up to £3m to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies for nuclear decommissioning for the Sellafield site. In the renewables sector this week Ofgem has published draft guidance regarding the administration of the closure of the Renewables Obligation to new capacity and the European Commission has proposed a new Renewable Energy Directive to include an extension of sustainability criteria to cover solid biomass and in the area of smart metering the government is to lay Smart Energy Code amendments before Parliament and has announced that the government will proceed with removing the Early Rollout Obligation. We include updates on new and existing consultations published by BEIS, Ofgem, the NDA and EA as well as updates on recently published judgments of interest, details of new and updated content within Lexis®PSL Environment and updates from other practice areas which may be of interest to energy lawyers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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