Business Energy News - May 2015

Our pick of the most relevant energy political and market news items, updated every month.

Scroby sands windfarm - E.ON

Top energy headlines 

UK electricity grid holds back renewable energy, solar trade body warns

Britain’s antiquated electricity grid is stopping renewable energy projects connecting to the system, threatening the country’s prospects for a low-carbon future, the solar power industry’s trade body has warned ( Read Full Story 

New government faces potential energy crisis, warns expert 

Avoiding a power blackout will be one of the first priorities for whoever forms the next government, a leading consultant has suggested. ( Read full story 

Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep up with demand

The Internet is already consuming at least 8 per cent of Britain's power output, equivalent to the output of three nuclear power stations, and demand is soaring, says one academic.  ( Read full story

Solar energy 'could power all Scottish electricity supplies'.  

Campaigners have called for more Scottish homes and businesses to use solar energy after figures showed there was enough sunshine last month to power all electricity supplies. ( Read full story

Court orders UK to cut NO2 air pollution.

The UK's highest court has ruled that the government must take immediate action to cut air pollution. ( Read Full Story

Market update

Gas front month price graph - E.ON

Market summary for April:

Gas: Higher than expected temperatures saw lower gas prices in April.

Power: The power market also fell, reflecting movements in the gas market.

Oil: Prices were supported up due to growing tensions in Yemen.

Carbon: Prices rose amid continued uncertainty.

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