Consultants speak out about trust

Is the business energy sector healthy? Why is there a lack of  trust between customers and suppliers? Three energy consultants take ELN on a quick spin through today’s issues and how problems with trust will need to be tackled.

Nic Seuren Bio

Nic has worked in the energy industry since 1999 and has been involved in environmental and energy industry legislation since the implementation of the Climate Change Levy. She and her team work with hundreds of M&C customers around the world, providing a high-quality, structured approach to carbon management, legislation & voluntary reporting. Nic will be […]

Schneider Electric set to buy M&C Energy

High-flying UK procurement firm M&C Energy is set to be taken over by global specialist Schneider Electric. M&C, which expects to generate total sales of £35 million for the current year, is an attractive prospect, currently having a higher earnings margin than the Schneider Electric average. Chris Curtis, Schneider Electric’s Executive Vice President, Buildings Business […]

Energy Live Tour – Financing Renewable Energy

Energy Live News brings you its Energy Live Tour with the first session in Glasgow. Titled “Financing Renewable Energy”, the session will be a short, sharp lesson on how you should be benefitting from Renewable Energy in the rapidly changing energy world we inhabit. Hosted by Sumit Bose, Energy Live News Editorial Director, the session […]

First Energy Live News Webinar a great success

The Energy Clinic webinar session was a great success with Sumit Bose, ELN Editorial Director and Mark Dickinson, CEO M&C Energy Group, discussing all things energy buying. We now have the full recording, please feel free to login on the panel above.

Green energy ‘flaw’ costing buyers

The “flaw” with buying green energy is that it doesn’t count under UK carbon cutting tax schemes. That’s according to Mark Dickinson, Chief Executive of a leading broker M&C Energy. Speaking on ELN’s Energy Clinic webcast, he told ELN Editor Sumit Bose: “The flaw in green energy when it’s being sold by a supplier is […]

Energy buyer cautions government over FiTs review

One of the UK’s biggest buyers of energy has stepped into the debate about feed-in-tariffs by warning the government that it must “strike the right balance” and not put money “directly into the coffers of big business”. This week Energy Secretary Chris Huhne launched a comprehensive review of FITs following growing evidence that large scale […]

Egypt unrest gives traders excuse to hike oil price

As the cost of Brent crude hit $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008 this week, one of the UK’s biggest energy buyers said the political unrest in Egypt has given traders the reason they’ve been looking for to inflate oil prices. Analyst David Hunter from M&C Energy Group said: “The Brent crude […]

CRC has suffered ‘kiss of death’

George Osborne has delivered a “kiss of death” to the CRC scheme, according to one of the UK’s major energy consultants. In last month’s Spending Review, the chancellor changed the rules of the CRC by stating that money generated by the scheme would not be recycled back to those companies in it, but would instead […]

BP back in profit after Deepwater Horizon

BP has “come out of intensive care” today as it announced that it was “on track for recovery after the tragic accident on the Deepwater Horizon” and had returned to profit in the third quarter of the year. Releasing its third quarter figures, BP said its headline replacement cost profit for the third quarter was […]