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Hydrocarbon Industry in Denial?

Could the hydrocarbon industry be in denial? It is interesting to note that many in the industry seem to believe there is an inevitability that coal, gas, and oil demand and prices and will...

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Politics or Technology

Which will drive the energy market? Maybe, just maybe, we are witnessing a fundamental shift in the dominant forces at play in determining the future of energy. To date the politics of climate...

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The PAC risks harming Smart Meter roll-out

The Public Accounts Committee have made what could be an expensive mistake. The Public Accounts Committee have done both energy consumers and the industry a great disservice on their recent analysis...

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A tale of unintended consequences - a 2020 retrospective

Once upon a time there were 6 energy suppliers controlling 97% of the UK energy market. The Government, and indeed the Opposition, and Regulator were not happy with this situation fearing, and...

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The Green Deal - Banker's delight

The Green Deal - Banker's delight The Green Deal was launched on the 28th January 2013 without fanfare and accompanied by howls of industry criticism. So far take up has been modest and is likely...

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What is on the horizon for 2013?

What can we expect in 2013? Looking forward to the coming year a couple of developments can be spotted on the horizon which could have a major impact on energy for business and for the...

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How can smart systems improve energy efficiency and cut costs?

Smart systems can employ two complementary mechanisms to deliver higher efficiency and lower costs: 1. Enjoying the same level of comfort at lower cost Smart meters, which show electricity and gas...

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How businesses can cut their energy bills when prices are rising

Gas and Electricity prices are on the up again Gas and Electricity prices are rising again, and with the enormous investments needed in nuclear generation, renewable generation and building back up...

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Is wasting energy really the best policy?

Do you realise that when you switch on the lights and run your PC that the bulk of your electricity will be coming from hydrocarbon based generation source such as one of the large scale combined...

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The New Hydrogen Revolution?

If I was reading an energy and utilities review 15 years ago I would have been reading about the Hydrogerevolution. Hydrogen was to be the fuel of the future, the Hydrogen economy...

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Smart Communications Report

Peter Franklin was commissioned to write a report reviewing the issues DECC needs to address when putting in place the communications architecture to support Smart metering roll-out. This report has just been published. If you would like a copy you can download it by clicking here.

Latest Views

Hydrocarbon Industry in Denial?

Could the hydrocarbon industry be in denial? It is interesting to note that many in the industry...

read more →

Politics or Technology

Which will drive the energy market? Maybe, just maybe, we are witnessing a fundamental shift in...

read more →

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