Energy market ‘must engage with customers’

The energy market isn’t broken but does have a problem with engagement. That’s according to Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive of Energy UK, who spoke to ELN at the industry body’s Annual Conference yesterday. He said because of the lack of consumer involvement, the market wasn’t working for everyone, adding the industry needs to reach out […]

Competition driving record number of energy switching, says Energy UK boss

  Competition is one of the main drivers for people switching energy suppliers. That’s the view of Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive at Energy UK, which has revealed the number of customers switching so far this year has surpassed the total number of switches in 2014. Nearly half a million customers moved to a different energy […]

How has the energy industry progressed after recent changes?

  Brexit, a new government and changes in energy policies have created policy gaps in the sector. According to CEO of Energy UK Lawrence Slade, government needs to sort out how it is going to fix those issues to keep investment in the energy sector flowing. Speaking to ELN at Energy UK’s conference in London, he […]

Energy UK backs coal phase-out for low carbon transition

The trade body that represents more than 80 suppliers and generators of energy in the UK is supporting the phasing out of coal-fired power stations. Energy UK’s CEO Lawrence Slade added the organisation will start campaigning for low carbon alternatives for the shift towards a low carbon economy. He believes the UK should have its […]

Energy UK: Industry is trying to build back reputation

Energy companies are trying to build back their reputation, according to the CEO of Energy UK. At the recent Energy Live 2015 conference, Lawrence Slade told ELN: “I think it’s great we have 31 suppliers in the market and somewhere in the region of quarter of a million to 300,000 households switching every month, so look […]

Talking Energy with Lawrence Slade of Energy UK

ELN Editor Sumit Bose speaks to Lawrence Slade the CEO of Energy UK in a frank interview discussing the state of the energy sector, Tory policy direction and trust.

Energy UK boss slates Osborne’s budget

Last week’s budget has been branded as “disappointing” for energy by the boss of Energy UK. Interim CEO Lawrence Slade told ELN: “It’s a budget that raises some serious questions, particularly the Climate Change Levy exemption and its closure.” He said it’s going to affect businesses “right across the spectrum” and will have “major impacts on cash […]

New standards for ‘positive’ smart meter installation experience

New rules and guidance aimed at protecting customers and making sure they receive a high standard of service when getting a smart meter installed have been launched today. The Smart Meter Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP) sets the minimum standards that energy suppliers have to follow when installing the device in people’s homes, with the […]