Business group urges government to review smart meter programme

A UK business group has called on the government for an “urgent review” of its £11 billion smart meter programme. The Institute of Directors (IoD) believe the scheme is expensive as the technology is “unnecessarily complex”. The government aims to install around 53 million smart meters across households and businesses in the UK by 2020. […]

UK Governments ‘failed to deliver affordable energy’

UK businesses believe governments have failed to deliver secure and affordable energy. A survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) asked 1,000 business leaders their thoughts on the governments’ performance from 2002 onwards, in achieving the energy trilemma of securing supply that is affordable and low carbon. Seven in ten of them thought Labour, Coalition […]

Shale gas could be ‘a new North Sea’ for Britain

Shale gas is the future of the UK’s energy industry and could meet more than a third of the nation’s annual gas needs and cut its dependence on imports, according to a new report. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) ‘Getting shale gas working’ report, sponsored by shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources, claims its development could […]