10th Dec 2018
Like a large proportion of the male population I have a degree of colour blindness – not the bold primary colours but the more subt...
3rd Dec 2018
Firstly a given, energy efficiency, using fewer units to deliver the same outputs is good for consumers. It’s good for the environm...
26th Nov 2018
I’m going to pose the industry a question, not sure of the answer I’ll get and I’m doing so at the risk of causing some...
19th Nov 2018
I attended a very interesting lecture last week entitled “Beyond nationalisation and privatisation to the democratic public enterpr...
12th Nov 2018
Not that long ago, gas was going to be phased out and the energy trilemma was giving Ministers a headache. Once again last week, we saw h...
5th Nov 2018
I’m going to let you into a secret, I watched the Budget live. But that’s not the secret. As soon as the Chancellor sits down...
29th Oct 2018
I caught up with a senior industry figure this week, and while putting the world right, we found agreement on our desire to see global so...
22nd Oct 2018
Ministers are currently considering the responses to the consultation to end house coal sales. Coal is carbon intensive and contributes t...
15th Oct 2018
You may recall that a couple of weeks ago I took offence to the heat policy paper produced by Friends of the Earth (we also had a bit of...
8th Oct 2018
Government advisors do just that, give advice. They don’t make the law; they aren’t always right (however well-meaning they a...
1st Oct 2018
There’s at least one reader of this blog who refers in jest (I hope) to it as my “rant”. I usually try not to go off on...
24th Sep 2018
I’ve been catching up with some research outcomes from UKERC recently and a study into the winter peak demand (2017/18) caught my e...
17th Sep 2018
The legend surrounding Bill Clinton’s Presidential victory in 1992 centred round the famed war-room, with the bold statement posted...
10th Sep 2018
You’ve probably experienced that feeling; you can hear nonsense being spouted by a whole range of people (all with a vested interes...
3rd Sep 2018
The threat of legal action is usually enough to concentrate the mind. I’m warning you all now, that a bunch of lawyers – Clie...
20th Aug 2018
I’m the last person you need to tell that the public can be fickle in their opinions. And despite this, I’m a firm believer i...
13th Aug 2018
I’ve just come back from annual leave, and whilst travelling around the US, I did reflect on the fact that the UK is just so small...
6th Aug 2018
Last week I suggested the industry consider the impact it has upon jobs (and workers’ wages) but the wider economic impact of our s...
30th Jul 2018
By now most readers of this blog will be familiar with the term “energy trilemma” – referring of course to the choices...
23rd Jul 2018
Too many Governments, of all colours, have traded Energy Ministers like World Cup football cards. Just when they understand the brief, th...
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