Author: Pl Andr Robson

Innovation is key to increasing EU business competitiveness 0

Innovation is key to increasing EU business competitiveness

‘Telling stories’ is a unique and powerful human tradition. Its power lies in the ability to influence the choices we make together and how we see the world. By way of repetition and using symbolic language...

British Gas under the spotlight 0

British Gas under the spotlight

The recent announcement that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wants an investigation into British Gas has the potential to open the gas market in a way which has not happened since...

The capacity mechanism…again 0

The capacity mechanism…again

A capacity mechanism is back on the table again.Did it ever really go away?Well it did for a brief time under the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA). When NETA was introduced in 2001 the...

The politics of carbon pricing 0

The politics of carbon pricing

This blog first appeared on Political Climate: http://politicalclimate.net/2014/01/31/the-politics-of-carbon-pricing/ The anti-renewables bandwagon is rolling ever faster. This started some time ago, but has now started to bite on policy, as seen in the EU’s 2030 proposals which contain no binding renewables...

The Need for Reinvention: Are UK Utilities Prepared for Change? 0

The Need for Reinvention: Are UK Utilities Prepared for Change?

As the energy landscape shifts towards renewable energy, energy efficiency and distributed generation, large utility companies are under increasing pressure to provide services other than kilowatt hours and therms of gas.One important question as...

Notes for an energy policy resolution 0

Notes for an energy policy resolution

Happy 2014.I hope everyone has made suitable New Year’s resolutions and that they will stick to them for at least twelve months.Or, if you’re anything like me, you’d figure that if you can’t get...

The energy market needs new entrants – not just easier switching 0

The energy market needs new entrants – not just easier switching

In recent weeks it’s been almost impossible to pick up a newspaper or watch the morning news without encountering a headline discussing energy prices, green levies and the behaviour of the large energy suppliers.This...

Happy 5th Birthday Climate Change Act: Don’t forget the 4th Budget 0

Happy 5th Birthday Climate Change Act: Don’t forget the 4th Budget

By Catherine Mitchell Happy 5th Birthday Climate Change Act. It would be great to say ‘I hope the next five years see you leading a stronger commitment to climate change mitigation’. But that, unfortunately,...

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