The Future of Business Energy by npower Business Solutions, Energy HQ

Episode 2: Energy specialists of the future – is there a skills gap?

Almost two-thirds of top executives ‘haven’t set carbon emissions target’

A majority of those questioned, however, ranked sustainability as being ‘very important’

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – Artificial Intelligence is coming, some Energy Managers are set for Termination

The question you need to ask yourself is ‘Are you adapting or set for Termination?’

ELF 2018: Role of energy managers ‘to change dramatically in next decade’

Ørsted MD Jeff Whittingham said boosting revenues through using new technologies is to become increasingly important

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Making Things Happen…

I was fortunate enough to win the coveted Outstanding Contribution Award/Energy Champion of 2016 at the Energy Awards 2016 and it got me thinking about how energy managers fit into the wider scheme of things and – most importantly – their value to organisations. Those who “make things happen” used to be called “movers and […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Lack of energy discipline? OK, you’re fired!

We’ve tried self-regulation, we’ve tried awareness, persuasion, naming & shaming and many more methods to get organisations to improve their overall fuel efficiency in energy and transport areas. We’ve even incentivised those being good and green. Let’s face it, this is a very serious financial and environmental area of most companies’ operations. Some compare it […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Dear energy manager where are you?

Keeping fairly close tabs on the industry, as well as being involved with a range of representative bodies within it, it’s clear that the sector, most particularly on the client side, is leaking talented energy managers. And no disrespect to those working hard in the industry now, they’re desperately needed! OK, I hear you say, […]

Skills ‘particularly important for energy managers’

Skills are particularly important for energy managers as they have to adapt to “rapid changes” in the industry. That’s according to Sarah Beacock, Skills and Capability Director at the Energy Institute, who believes energy managers have to “continuously update their knowledge”. She told ELN: “You come into the job with some beginning level of skills, […]

Energy managers and psychologists: A perfect marriage?

Energy managers and psychologists should join forces for effective management. That’s the view of Phillipa Coan, Business Psychologist at Stride, who believes it would be a “perfect marriage” if the skill sets of the two professions were brought together. Speaking to ELN at the Energy Institute event last week, she said: “I think we offer […]

Guest Blog: Georgina Penfold – Sporting inspiration to energise your day!

With summer in full flow sport dominates the headlines. We’ve had the honorable defeat of the Lionesses in the World Cup, Andy Murray’s Davis Cup triumph (let’s ignore his spanking at Wimbledon) and of course the Ashes which are currently 1-1. While this is all good fun it occurs to me energy managers can learn […]