UK power market investigation overshadowed by EMR

Questions over future of vertical integration among energy firms

UK power - Electricity Market Reform

In the UK, the energy market is high on the agenda for all the wrong reasons. During recent years, discontent with the current structure of the country's market in power – and to a lesser extent, natural gas – has been steadily increasing. Critics say the design of the energy market does not do enough to promote price competition and transparency, encourage new entrants to break into the sector or incentivise vital investment.

Under pressure to reduce the level of market power wielded by large

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