Rishi Sunak’s Summer Statement: Industry responds

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed a £3 billion green jobs plan to save money, cut carbon and boost employment in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic – but what do businesses think?

‘Coronavirus has raised new issues for consumers but it has also magnified existing concerns’

That’s the suggestion from Matthew Vickers, CEO and Chief Ombudsman at the Energy Ombudsman, who spoke to ELN’s News Editor Jonny Bairstow about how the pandemic had affected the nature of complaints the organisation was receiving

Three-quarters of businesses still believe in net zero post-pandemic

Our reader survey shows 73% believe net zero plans should be supported after coronavirus, with just a fifth fearing a set back to their ambitions

‘Coronavirus will cause a delay but not pose a lasting difficulty to businesses’ ability to reach net zero’

That’s the suggestion from Michael Phelan, who spoke to Energy Live News about the impact of coronavirus on the sector and its decarbonisation goals

Global gas and pipeline sector faces ‘deep crisis’, says study

As a result of an ‘unprecedented’ drop in global prices and demand, the global pipeline industry is looking at extended delays and stalls

Coping with Corona – Tracy Lewis, Managing Director of Carbonxgen

‘The coronavirus pandemic has woken many people up to the need to work towards net zero’

Coronavirus ‘marks a huge line in the sand for what we want the new normal to look like’

That’s the suggestion from Aimee Konieczny, Head of Client Relationships at Indigo Swan, who spoke to Energy Live News about how the lockdown would likely change things for the sector in the future

IEA: Coronavirus lockdown to see global emissions fall by record 8%

The impact of Covid‑19 on energy demand in 2020 could be more than seven times larger than the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on global energy demand

British Gas to furlough around 3,800 employees

The supplier says the coronavirus pandemic is forcing it to scale back operations and focus on priority work

Coping with Corona – Ian Funnell, CEO of ABB Power Grids UK

Will the coronavirus pandemic mean certain ‘work norms’ have vanished, never to return? Watch the interview to find out…