29th Mar 2021
As the debate around differing technology options hots up, politicians and regulators need to step into the fray and decide exactly who i...
22nd Mar 2021
Politicians get a bad press. As a recovering one, I have a degree of sympathy for them regardless of which Party they represent. One of t...
15th Mar 2021
When I first started work, a colleague was asked to timetable his day, and for a sizeable chunk he wrote “thinking time”. Now...
8th Mar 2021
Technology makes desk-top research easy. You simply open a document, such as the Treasury Red Book, type ‘ctrl F’ and search...
1st Mar 2021
There’s a well-known political figure, let’s call him Bobby, who famously made the claim that “It is only when you&rsqu...
22nd Feb 2021
You can’t have helped but notice that we’ve had a proper winter this year. Low temperatures, snow, ice in fact, the works. Ac...
15th Feb 2021
Dropping into my inbox last week came a great offer – “Get a new boiler under the Green Homes Grant” with costs of up t...
8th Feb 2021
Last week we saw media reports that the Government were looking more proactively at a carbon tax –across a whole range of products...
1st Feb 2021
Last week I witnessed a senior executive from an energy supplier call for gas prices to be increased, artificially higher than now, to fo...
25th Jan 2021
After the inauguration of President Joe Biden, (I just love saying that phrase), it is fitting I use the words of American soul singer Sa...
18th Jan 2021
I have a confession to make....
11th Jan 2021
Firstly, Happy New Year. Let’s hope by the time I write that phrase again Covid will be just a horrible nightmare that we are all g...
21st Dec 2020
Well, we are all going to remember 2020 for years to come. And like most people, I’ll be glad to see the back of it.
14th Dec 2020
Let’s start with the stark facts. I voted for the Climate Change Act in Parliament that set the world’s first carbon reductio...
7th Dec 2020
Last week we had two positive announcements from Ofgem in the form of the Network Innovation Competition successful bids examining the ro...
30th Nov 2020
As the world was coming out of the economic ruin of the banking crisis, former US President Bill Clinton wrote a book “Back to Work...
23rd Nov 2020
Whoever thought announcing a 10-point plan at 10.30pm was a good idea? Made worse because the detail didn’t follow until the day af...
16th Nov 2020
There’s an age old adage for politicians, “never blame the voters”, that applies equally to the US as it does in the UK...
9th Nov 2020
To make Net Zero a reality, the consumer experience has to be positive, or at least no worse than the current one.
2nd Nov 2020
Buried in the bowels of Whitehall are a number of committees, advisory bodies, special councils, all with the remit of helping the govern...
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