Category: Regulation

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Could 2016 be the year the Big Six become a memory?

DOMINIC MACLAINE According to the BBC website the price of Brent oil crude has fallen to under $28 a barrel before recovering to trade at $28.36. As a result of the falling price of...

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State of the Energy Union: we need clear targets & effective governance

State of the Energy Union Review Highlights the Need for Clear Targets and Effective Governance on the EU and Member State Level This blog links to a more detailed working paper: A Comparison of the...

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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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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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Are they that easily bamboozled?

Dominic Maclaine Sometimes it seems better just not to mention it. If you ignore it and concentrate on the colour that the walls are painted and ask for advice on that some people will...

Squaring the circle 0

Squaring the circle

Energy, or rather the size of energy bills, has become a hot topic for political parties. With an election looming they are now doing their best to use energy policy to win votes. The...

Energy companies’ loyalty problem lights the way forward 0

Energy companies’ loyalty problem lights the way forward

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) latest paper highlights one of the key issues at the centre of its investigation into the UK’s gas and electricity markets: are customers who have not switched energy supplier being fleeced? The...

Is there life in this zombie parliament? 0

Is there life in this zombie parliament?

What will this year’s election mean for the Coalition? The Lib Dems have not proved to be very trustworthy. From student loans to nuclear power they seem to be very relaxed about keeping to...

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