policy & regulation

The decarbonisation tipping point? | 14 Oct, 2019

‘tipping point’: the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change. ...

Decarbonising European gas: value chain impact | 03 Jun, 2019

Decarbonisation of the European gas market will involve very large scale investment across the supply chain, regardless of the pathway via which it is ...

Distribution key to ‘weaponising’ demand side | 13 May, 2019

A more dynamic demand side is a key building block of the energy transition. But the ability to achieve this depends strongly on the rapid evolution o ...

Headwinds for UK gas engine margins | 29 Apr, 2019

When the UK capacity market was introduced in 2014, large grid connected CCGTs were anticipated to be the primary provider of new capacity.  Step for ...

Shock suspension of UK Capacity Market | 19 Nov, 2018

Last Thursday the UK government abruptly halted the Capacity Market to comply with a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling.  The implications of thi ...

Russian capacity to get gas into Europe | 05 Nov, 2018

As winter approaches the European gas market is looking east.  A tight market increases the importance of Russian flows to maintain orderly hub price ...

European emissions: Germany in focus | 20 Aug, 2018

European carbon emissions have declined 10% over the last decade, mainly driven by a reduction in power plant emissions. Renewables have led policy ef ...

Global emissions: running to stand still | 16 Jul, 2018

Decarbonisation has rapidly become one of the driving forces of energy market evolution across the last decade. It is shaping the energy policy landsc ...

Renewables can plug the French capacity gap | 02 Jul, 2018

We recently considered Belgium’s challenges in replacing thermal capacity with renewables.  The conclusion: the viability of this approach is risky ...

Practical view of Brexit impact on UK gas market | 03 Jul, 2017

The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is a breeding ground for theories and threats. There are some genuine economic risks posed by Brexit that may have ...