Energy Live 2013 – Tony Ward invites you to EL2013

Tony Ward, Head of Power & Utilities invites you to Energy Live 2013.

Renewable energy country attractiveness index

Established in 2003, this global quarterly publication from Ernst & Young ranks 40 countries on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities, based on a number of macro, energy market and technology-specific indicators. To download the report, please click on this link EY RECAI May 2013 For a precis of the report, […]

Health and safety tops oil and gas industry’s risk agenda

Health, safety and environment are at the top of oil and gas industry’s risk agenda, according to a new report. Regulatory compliance, price volatility, increase in costs and inflation and energy policy uncertainty also falls in the top five risks this year identified by oil and gas industry executives, according at Ernst & Young. The […]

US coal exports fuel nation’s economy

Rising exports of US coal to Europe and Asia boosted the country’s economy by $16.6 billion (£11bn) in 2011 and helped create jobs. In a report released by the National Mining Association (NMA), analysts at Ernst & Young found 107 million tons of coal exported in 2011 supported 141,270 “high-wage” jobs, “paying nearly 50% above […]

Utility firms’ confidence in global economy at ‘highest levels’

Confidence among power and utility (P&U) companies is at its “highest levels” for two years, with 89% of executives saying global economy is either improving or is stable. They are anticipating global growth of more than 3% in the next 12 months, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young. Half of the P&U […]

Will the lights go out?

That’s the question on everyone’s lips in the energy sector – but what’s the answer? ELN Editor Sumit Bose asks a host of experts including equity analyst Peter Atherton, former npower CEO Volker Beckers and Ernst & Young’s Tony Ward at a recent event organised by Future Energy Strategies. If you are blocked from seeing […]

Political intervention ‘main threat’ to utility companies

Political intervention through changes to energy policies is seen as the greatest threat to the future of power and utility (P&U) companies, a new poll suggests. Based on a survey of 110 P&U senior executives from 20 countries, the “fast-paced” change of regulations was highlighted as the highest priority of risk. Price volatility and access […]

Suppliers must stop own goals says analyst

Richard Postance of Ernst & Young discusses how energy suppliers need to improve trust and communication.

Ernst & Young: Trust is key in energy industry

Trust is one of the main issues in the energy industry and suppliers need to do more to gain it from consumers. With gas and electricity prices continuously rising, analysts at Ernst & Young suggest energy companies need to help people understand the reasons why and be more open. They believe trust is key but […]

Shale gas could cut UK’s reliance on imports

The new shale gas field allowance will help the UK cut its reliance on imported gas and could make the nation energy independent. That’s the view of analysts at Inenco, who welcomed George Osborne’s plans to include shale gas as part of Britain’s energy future. The Chancellor said he wants the nation to tap into […]