This POSTnote will summarise the current electricity trading arrangements, their shortcomings with respect to the net zero transition, and the options for reform being proposed.
Contributing to the POST work programme
To produce POSTnotes, advisers and fellows talk to a variety of stakeholders from industry, government, academia, and the third sector. These experts help us identify important themes, point us in the direction of critical literature, and even help us peer-review the final reports.
To contribute with literature, expertise or as a peer-reviewer, please click below on the scope of the topic you are interested in.
New additions to the work programme
The POST board approved 4 new POSTnotes in October 2022.
This POSTnote will describe how hormone treatments are used to treat children with gender dysphoria, and explore wider issues relating to their use
This POSTnote will provide an overview of online advertising technologies and how they work. It will consider the importance of this industry for the UK, and the challenges that online advertising technologies present for market competition and consumer protection. It will also look at potential technical mitigations that might help to address these issues.
Other work in production
Beyond the new additions to our work programme, there are several ongoing publications that we are still working on. Click on the scopes below for more detail and information on work timelines.
This POSTnote will provide an overview of the digital technologies that may shape the future of freight.
This POSTnote will explain what hypersonic missiles are, the technical challenges to developing them, and summarise publicly available information about nations’ current capabilities.
This POSTnote will focus on the technical issues that will affect the security of the UK's energy system in the short to medium term.
This POSTnote will look at the potential threats that cyber presents to UK national security and the steps being taken by Government, industry and other stakeholders to mitigate these.