Cost of Energy

Election ’17: Brexit must mean lower electricity prices

Election ’17: Brexit must mean lower electricity prices

Across the country, from the Shetlands to the South West of England will be voting to determine the next Prime Minister – who will lead the United Kingdom’s Brexit negotiations. Energy policy has played a more central role in the debate than in any previous election with both major parties […]

International law firms are cashing in on demand for power in emerging markets

International law firms are cashing in on demand for power in emerging markets

Emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region have a large appetite for new power projects to feed their rapidly industrialising economies. In countries like Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines, coal is the fuel of choice for new low-cost baseload power – with the IEA forecasting a three-fold increase in coal-fired generation […]

Election 2017: What are the parties promising?

Election 2017: What are the parties promising?

The upcoming election unfolding amid Brexit negotiations provides an opportunity to introduce bold changes to the UK’s energy policy. At the forefront of issues to be addressed are the UK’s high energy prices for both businesses and households that remain the worst among the EU’s major economies. The Conservative manifesto […]

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 06, 2012 shows French environmental activist Nicolas Hulot looking on as he speaks to journalists following a meeting with France's President at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris.
Nicolas Hulot announced on July 5, 2016, he won't stand as a candidate in the 2017 presidential election. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND LANGLOIS

Environmental campaigner appointed French energy minister

The new President of France has appointed Nicolas Hulot as the minister for the environment and energy. Hulot has a history as an environmental campaigner and has advised previous administrations on the subject. Speaking last month he said: “EDF … overinvests in costly nuclear projects like Hinkley Point, and does […]

Big, bold post-Brexit energy vision

Big, bold post-Brexit energy vision

In announcing her manifesto, Theresa May recognised what countless experts already have – that Brexit is an opportunity for dramatic reform in the United Kingdom. Even before stepping onto the stage, she had already announced action in the form of a energy price cap to be set by Ofgem. The […]

Innogy’s future in the UK looks uncertain

Innogy’s future in the UK looks uncertain

Innogy, the owner of Npower, has signalled that it expects losses from its UK operation following a year of an increasingly competitive energy market. The British subsidiary, which controls 10% of the UK electricity market, experienced €34m losses in the first quarter of 2017. This explains Npower’s decision to raise […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16:  Jeremy Corbyn poses for a portrait on July 16, 2015 in London, England. Jeremy Bernard Corbyn is a British Labour Party politician and has been a member of Parliament for Islington North since 1983. He is currently a contender for the position as leader of the Labour Party.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Corbyn’s manifesto proposes radical steps to lower energy costs

Hours before it was due to be debated, senior journalists have been leaked a copy of Labour’s draft manifesto. The manifesto itself contains a raft of nationalisation proposals, chief amongst them are Government control of Royal Mail, rail services, as well as the country’s energy sector. The reaction has been […]

Lowering energy bills means May and Corbyn must tackle subsidies

Lowering energy bills means May and Corbyn must tackle subsidies

In their first major policy announcement of the election, the Conservative Party have promised to cap the cost of “rip-off” standard variable tariffs consumer energy bills. Conservatives say that the move would save 17 million customers up to £100 a year. The UK has the most expensive electricity before tax […]