National Grid ESO power cut report: Industry responds

What does the energy sector think of the findings?

Climate change ‘will result in higher water bills for consumers’

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers suggests the cost of treating and managing water supplies is set to increase as the UK experiences increasingly long and hot summers

‘There is strong agreement across the energy sector on steps to go net zero’

The Energy Networks Association notes there is strong support to build closer coordination between Distribution System Operators and the Electricity System Operator

‘Radical reform of energy market needed to protect customers’

That’s according to Citizens Advice, which says the government and Ofgem must work together to ensure all energy customers can benefit from new technologies and business models entering the market

UK’s new ships could have to be zero emission by 2025

The Department for Transport and Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani have set out a series of ambitious plans to cut pollution from the country’s maritime sector

Water companies ‘must address concerns over unfair bills’

The Consumer Council for Water suggests water providers are failing to close a “gulf” between high levels of satisfaction with the quality of services provided and unhappiness regarding high costs

Shipping firms ‘failing to invest in critical decarbonisation tech’

A new report from CDP warns this is despite the sector being at risk of missing targets set by the International Maritime Organization

Brexit is top concern of energy professionals – but not for the reasons you may think

The Energy Institute’s Energy Barometer 2019 suggests the continued political focus on Brexit is stopping important energy issues from being properly discussed and dealt with

Gas growth over next five years to be driven by demand from Asia

Demand is expected to rise by more than a tenth by 2024, rising to a height of 4.3 trillion cubic metres

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Water companies commit to triple leak reduction rate

Water UK says companies across England have agreed on a series of pledges to do more to benefit consumers, improve services and safeguard the environment