Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – The new energy landscape

I’d be the first to regret the electoral demise of Ed Davey, who I felt had a great handle on the energy brief coming into the election. Having heard Ed speak several times, his grasp of the current energy issues was coherent and practical. Where he fell – and perhaps it was a national party […]

Liz Truss retains Defra role, new ministers named

Liz Truss has been re-appointed as Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The Conservative MP for South West Norfolk was initially picked for the role last year when she replaced fellow Tory Owen Paterson. She will be leading work to improve the environment, promote the UK’s food and […]

UK appoints new Energy Minister

Andrea Leadsom is now the Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The MP for South Northamptonshire was appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron as he has been announcing the final roles in the cabinet following an unexpected election win last week. Mrs Leadsom served on the Treasury Select Committee […]

What does the Tory election win mean for energy?

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to former CEO of Energy UK Angela Knight about what a Conservative election win means for the energy industry.

Energy market reaction to Tory election win

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to Matt Osborne, Principal Risk Manager at Inenco about the effects of the Conservative election win on the energy market.

New role for former Energy Minister Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been announced as Minister for the Cabinet Office. He no longer holds his ministerial posts at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Conservative MP for West Suffolk will now take forward the efficiency and civil service reform role at the […]

Amber Rudd named Energy Secretary

Amber Rudd has been named as the UK Government’s new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed the news of his appointment on his official twitter account. It comes as he has been announcing the final roles in his cabinet following the Conservative Party’s unexpected election win last week. […]

Tory win ‘business as usual’ for energy market

The Conservative Party going back to Downing Street means “business as usual” for the energy market. That’s the view of Matt Osborne, Risk Manager at Inenco, who told ELN: “It means a lot more stability and clarity in terms of investment going forward. It means prices should remain at least pretty stable, if not slightly […]

Still deciding which party to vote for?

  Fed up of all the jargon in the manifesto made by the UK’s political parties? Well, here’s a video showing some of the things they have on offer! The Conservatives said they will scrap support for onshore wind and back fracking. The Green Party would invest in renewable energy and put an end to […]

Political Plug-in: Labour Party

The Labour Party wants to freeze energy bills if it wins the election but what do you think?