The UK government has implemented a number of schemes to encourage businesses to reduce carbon emissions as part of the nation's climate change commitment. These schemes would see additional costs added to a company's energy bill unless action is taken to reduce its carbon footprint.
The water services regulation authority, Ofwat has submitted proposals, dubbed Water 2020 which would allow new firms to enter the water market. It is thought that by removing restrictions on new firms competing for water contracts, customers could save up to Â£1bn by 2020.
The National Grid has proposed a new project which will see the development of a second power interconnector between the United Kingdom and France. The high voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector, known as IFA2 would be installed between Hampshire and Normandy and would also include an electricity converter station at Daedalus airfield.