‘Relying on large-scale nuclear for base supply is a bit problematic’

Marie Claire Brisbois, Lecturer in Energy Policy at the University of Sussex spoke to ELN about the Prime Minister’s commitment to green the UK’s grid by 2035 and the concerns it raises

Kwasi Kwarteng responds to the Big Zero Report

The Secretary of State for BEIS shared his thoughts on the report in a letter to future Net Zero

Italy v England – An energetic clash this Sunday!

England face Italy in their first final since 1966 – how do the countries compare off the pitch?

EU Energy Committee calls for priority projects to be aligned with 2050 climate goals

MEPs say the Trans-European Network-Energy regulation was set up in 2013 before the Paris climate deal was adopted and several developments have since significantly changed the landscape for energy policy

Trump says Putin ‘won’t like US exporting energy’

Donald Trump has said the President of Russia doesn’t want the US to become a net exporter of energy through fracking and renewed domestic gas and coal production. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), the US President discussed his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg. He […]

Industry reacts to Conservative manifesto

The official release of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto has already gathered a variety of reactions from the UK’s energy industry. It outlines a series of proposals for the sector, including making the UK’s energy costs more affordable and competitive, increasing the fairness of the retail market, continuing to pursue offshore wind, encouraging the fracking […]

Industry reacts to Labour’s plans

The official release of the Labour Party’s election manifesto  has already gathered mixed reactions from the UK’s energy industry. It outlines a series of proposed change-ups for the sector, including scrapping the National Grid in favour of decentralised energy systems, banning fracking, introducing price caps and pushing for increased renewable generation. Fracking ban UKOOG, the […]

‘UK needs to focus on cheaper bills rather than lower emissions’ says Lords peer

The UK needs a shift in energy policy to prioritise cheaper bills rather than reducing emissions. That’s according to House of Lords peer Matt Ridley, who has reportedly backed the findings of an Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) report from February and said he hopes the government will change its direction. The Lords’ report criticised the costly Hinkley […]

‘UK needs clear policies, not distractions’

The UK needs to stop using global shake-ups and surprises as an excuse not to release clear energy policies. That’s according to Patrick Pringle, Director of the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), who spoke to ELN at an All Party Parliamentary Climate Change group meeting organsied by Policy Connect. He said the UK Government tends to hide behind and get sidetracked […]

Trump’s energy policies: Support shale, clean coal and dump climate plan

The Trump administration has confirmed its intentions to reverse Barack Obama’s climate change policies and support fracking. Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration last week, his administration has announced plans to use the estimated $50 trillion (£40.15tn) that can be gained by exploring untapped shale oil and gas reserves to rebuild roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure as well as to create millions of jobs and boost the agriculture […]