The future of network charging: What will it cost to access the grid? - Part 2

This is the second blog in response to Ofgem’s proposals for a fundamental review of electricity network charging launched at the Charging Futures Forum.Read more

Taking the Power Back, 8 December 2017

As our energy system changes, people are increasingly aware of the amount we pay, the carbon impact and their opportunity to have more control of how they generate and use energy. The seismic shift from centralised fossil fuel generation to decentralised renewables, perhaps the biggest change since the arrival of that national grid, is a huge opportunity to rethink the energy system.Read more

Can local energy = cheaper energy? 30 November 2017

The electricity supply market is going through a period of rapid change. The days of the ‘big six’ are coming to an end and we are seeing more and more innovative supply models emerge. The chief exec of Ofgem, Dermot Nolan, has issued a clear warning that “change is coming” and even talked about the role of the traditional energy supplier becoming redundant.Read more

Celebrating innovation: Green Energy Awards winners, 30 November

This year the Green Energy Awards were more popular than ever, and judging was a particularly difficult task. Those that won were shortlisted from over 100 nominations and had to demonstrate commitment and innovation in the renewable energy sector.Read more

The future of network charging: What will it cost to access the grid? - Part 1

The way access to the electricity network is allocated and charged for is, in our view, currently the single most important policy and regulatory issue for a decarbonised and decentralised energy system. We welcome Ofgem’s proposals for a fundamental review of electricity network charging launched at the Charging Futures Forum. But… the devil will be in the detail and there are, inevitably, vested interests with a strong voice in this process.Read more

Paper on the ‘next wave’ of energy storage paper launched, 1 November 2017

The question we decided to ask ourselves at Regen is what are the business models for the ‘next wave’ of storage projects? The result of that thinking is a follow up paper – Energy Storage: The Next Wave.Read more

Helm cost of energy review, 25 October 2017

The Helm review of the cost of energy published today was conceived before the last election in the days of Nick Timothy in No.10. This was to be the tool to implement the Conservative 2017 manifesto pledge to deliver the cheapest energy costs in Europe – the logical conclusion of the ‘Green Crap’ school of thought.Read more

Clean Growth Strategy – leading the way to a low-carbon future?, 12 October 2017

The government’s long awaited Clean Growth Strategy was published today – we have been reading through to see what it tells us about the direction of policy. We have put some first thoughts below and will be looking in more detail in weeks ahead and at our Renewable Futures conference.Read more

Launch of Heat Networks: Options For Providing Heat Locally, 10 October 2017

Leading South West renewable energy experts have urged a focus on heat networks, which connect a number of buildings to a joint heat source, to replace costly and polluting oil fired heating. The specialist energy team at Stephens Scown LLP and Regen, have joined forces to create a guide – Heat Networks: Options For Providing Heat Locally.Read more

Celebrating innovation: Green Energy Awards shortlist, 22 September

The 14th annual awards ceremony will honour the innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity enabling the transformation to clean, smart and flexible energy. The shortlisted nominees will now go through to the final stage of judging, where an expert panel of judges will select this year’s winners. The winners of each category will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Bath’s historic Assembly Rooms on 28 November 2017.Read more