DECC responds on energy market manipulation: DECC has published a summary of the responses it received to proposals to create new criminal offences for energy market manipulation and insider trading. The Government will proceed with its proposals and the Electricity and Gas (Market Integrity and Transparency) (Criminal Sanctions) Regulations 2015 were laid in draft before Parliament on 22 January. DECC hopes they will take effect in April. It notes the maximum permitted length of imprisonment is two years as the Regulations will be made using powers under the European Communities Act. (Source: DECC Responds on Energy Market Manipulation)