Merry Christmas to all our readers!

I’d like to take this chance to say thanks to all of you for reading and watching ELN over the past year. What a year 2011 has been in terms of energy and in terms of our growth. Next week we’ll bring you a review of the year and you’ll see just how much has […]

Labour appoint new Shadow Energy Secretary

Meg Hillier has been dropped as Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary and replaced by Caroline Flint, MP for Don Valley. Labour leader Ed Miliband was able to reshuffle his shadow cabinet following a rule change which means the shadow cabinet is no longer elected by a ballot of the party’s MPs. Meg Hillier has […]

Shadow Energy Secretary calls on energy efficiency re-vamp

The energy markets will need a good dressing down if the public are expected to regain trust and commit to energy efficient behaviour. These were the words of Shadow Secretary for Energy and Climate Change Meg Hillier MP, speaking at an Energy Networks Association fringe event at the Labour Party Conference yesterday. Mrs Hillier said […]

EMR White Paper published

How will the industry react to the EMR white paper?

Labour fight cuts to solar subsidy

Labour leader, Ed Milliband, has tabled a motion against the Government’s proposed cuts to solar subsidies from the Feed in Tariff for projects above 50KW. Labour believe the modification was submitted without proper consideration of the 80% of respondents in the consultation process who disagreed with the proposed Tariff bands. Signed by Ed Miliband, Meg […]

Green Investment Bank "delay" concerns Hillier

The Shadow Energy Secretary has expressed concern over the delay in Green Investment Bank lending. Speaking at the Offshore Wind Conference in Liverpool yesterday, Meg Hillier worried that the pushed back lending risked “throttling” the growth of smaller green businesses. The Green Investment Bank is the new financial body that will loan money to green […]

Hillier says consumers must not bear burden of EMR

Shadow Energy Secretary Meg Hillier welcomed today’s Electricity Market Reform. She told Chris Huhne and the House of Commons that the programme was “absolutely necessary” and provided a “once-in-a-generation opportunity”. She said that she hoped her energy team could work with the government on the detail of the consultation in a bid to “bridge the […]

Huhne forced to defend Green Investment Bank future

Chancellor George Osborne is not going to “murder his own baby” and scrap the Green Investment Bank. So said Chris Huhne this morning, as he was forced to explain comments he made which suggested the GIB would be downgraded to a fund. Yesterday, The Guardian newspaper ran an interview with the energy secretary in which […]

Huhne vows ‘pro-competitive’ energy market

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne this morning vowed to make the UK energy market “pro-competitive”. Just a couple of hours before he unveiled the government’s plans for reform of the electricity market, Mr Huhne was answering a question from his shadow counterpart Meg Hiller, who asked what was being done to protect the consumer in the […]

Does the public still care about climate change?

The public is less concerned about climate change than it was five years ago and is becoming immune to global warming warnings. This shift has been partly caused by the fallout over ‘Climategate’, the 2009 scandal surrounding emails from the University of East Anglia which suggested some global warming data was being manipulated. Yet despite […]