Category: Politics

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Pulling wool over your eyes

Dom Maclaine, 20th October 2015 The public smacking that the United Nation (UN) gave the UK over cutting renewable subsidies does seem to be a last ditch attempt to save solar power in the...

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Rudd’s ‘magic money tree’ risks undermining investments in a low carbon economy

Bridget Woodman Amber Rudd’s speech to the Conservative Party Conference was enlightening in many ways. Apart from anything else, it was the first time since the her appointment as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,...

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The strategic importance of democratising energy

Iain Soutar, EPG, 8th October 2015 Speaking at the Labour Conference last week, shadow secretary Lisa Nandy sought to clarify what energy policy would look like under a Labour government. The speech appeared to...

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Dealing with an unwanted guest

There is a lot about Jeremy Corbyn’s appointment as Labour leader that is similar to rediscovering your first boyfriend/girlfriend. You know the one you thought about very weak reasons to dump such as ‘I...

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Energy and Corbynomics

Many column inches have been used up discussing what Jeremy Corbyn stands for, and whether he would be a disaster for the Labour Party. With respect to energy, what seems to have caught the...

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Is it time to bite the bullet?

Dominic Maclaine Sometimes the thing that distracts you the most is something inconsequential like a buzzing fly or in the case of energy, smart metering. The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) assertion that smart...

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Last Past the Post: UK nuclear, whatever the evidence

Bridget Woodman The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) has become an annual fixture. It’s an invaluable resource for people to get a global and reliable insight into what’s happening in the nuclear industry....

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Auctions – The myth of market forces

Oscar Fitch-Roy The renewable-energy industry’s attitude towards auctions has gradually shifted from outright resistance to grudging acceptance.But love them or loathe them, renewable-energy auctions are here to stay. Auction-based systems, also known as tenders,...

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