"It’s a different world now"

Never mind 1970s energy policy – back then “it was a different world,” according to EY’s Tony Ward. He was responding to Nigel Lawson’s suggestion Britain should return to the same energy policy as when he was energy secretary three decades ago. In an interview with ELN ahead of the Energy Live 2013 conference, Lord […]

38% of people worried about winter heating bills

An eyebrow-raising 38% of people in the UK are concerned about paying heating bills this winter according to a new ComRes poll. The survey of more than 1000 people commissioned by BBC Radio 5 Live showed a quarter (25%) had put up with “unacceptably cold” homes because of high prices and 63% had cut energy […]

Blog: The internet threat to energy networks is hacking unbelievable

You could reasonably assume that a power station is fairly impregnable. Those hulking dull-silver or concrete buildings fenced around with brick walls or barbed wire, stringent personnel checks on people entering the premises, restricted access to critical areas. That may have been shown up by the recent exception when anti-gas activists broke into EDF’s West […]

IEA warns industry to open up over future of gas

The ‘golden age of gas’ will become a reality only if industry and authorities are transparent over the “legitimate public concerns” surrounding the environmental and social impacts of new sources. This was the message from the International Energy Association, which believes industry must be kept in line if the world is to benefit from such […]

Investors don’t expect ‘casino returns’

Dr Christoph Frei, the World Energy Council’s Secretary General tells ELN why the UN’s scheme to benchmark countries’ energy use is a good idea – and why investors don’t expect ‘casino’-style returns.

Business leaders call for bold waste policy

If the government is bold in its approach to waste policy it could deliver easy wins on climate change targets and energy security. That’s the view of business group the CBI, which has published a report called ‘Making Ends Meet: Maximising the value of waste’, in which it highlights the benefits of moving to a […]

Cyber-criminals target energy companies

Global energy firms are falling victim to cyber-attacks to steal data concerning operations and financing for oil and gas field bids. The attacks have been revealed by computer security firm McAfee, which stated that over the last two years, the energy companies have faced repeated intrusions. Private emails were hacked using a system called spear […]