The 2016 Energy Bill

Fact checks about the passing of the 2016 Energy Bill in the UK Commons

8 December 2015

Would early closure of the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind cost £100 million?

The government says closing the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind early will bring benefits of £160 million.

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Would early closure of the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind cost £100 million?
7 December 2015

What effect on the public purse would closing the Renewables Obligation early have?

The impact of the early closure of the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind on public finances.

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What effect on the public purse would closing the Renewables Obligation early have?
2 December 2015

How much will closing the Renewables Obligation early save on your bills?

The government's best estimate is that the early closure will cut the average household's electricity bill by 30p, but there's some uncertainty about this.

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How much will closing the Renewables Obligation early save on your bills?
19 November 2015

The proposed Renewables Obligation cut off: how much onshore wind capacity loses out?

The government wants to close the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind a year early. How much capacity would miss out on its proposed grace period?

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The proposed Renewables Obligation cut off: how much onshore wind capacity loses out?
13 November 2015

How many jobs could be lost in onshore wind?

It's been suggested that closing the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind could threaten 19,000 jobs.

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How many jobs could be lost in onshore wind?
3 November 2015

The UK's renewable energy target

There's some confusion over the UK's renewable energy target. Here's our guide to what it is, where it comes from, and what might happen if it's missed.

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The UK's renewable energy target
29 October 2015

Are we missing our targets on renewable energy?

The UK met its interim renewable energy target for 2013 and 2014. The European Commission has suggested that the UK might be off track for its 2020 target.

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Are we missing our targets on renewable energy?
27 October 2015

What do Brits think about wind farms?

70% of respondents to a survey said they'd be happy to have a wind farm built in their local area. Some other forms of renewable energy are more popular.

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What do Brits think about wind farms?
20 October 2015

The Energy Bill and the Salisbury Convention

The House of Lords has been discussing whether, under the 'Salisbury Convention', it's obliged to pass the Energy Bill because it emerged from the Conservative manifesto.

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The Energy Bill and the Salisbury Convention
16 October 2015

Is new nuclear energy cheaper and more reliable than new wind power?

Based on guaranteed fixed prices, new nuclear power is expected to be cheaper than offshore wind but more expensive than onshore wind.

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Is new nuclear energy cheaper and more reliable than new wind power?

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