CBI calls for government to boost energy businesses

Business leaders need a stable, pro-enterprise environment to fuel investment, innovation and competition in the energy sector. The CBI says this will play an essential role in helping the UK grow out of austerity. The industry organisation suggests the government should step up support for low carbon investments by setting a clear and regular pipeline […]

Decarbonisation ‘causing dramatic changes for utilities’

The largest European utilities have been hit by dramatic changes to the energy sector but most are now changing strategies to adapt. That’s according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings, which suggests the transition to a low carbon economy is creating a significant challenge for suppliers as renewable capacities are added in increasing […]

Italy’s revision of energy strategy welcomed

Italy’s plan to revisit energy strategy and further decarbonise the economy has been welcomed. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) supports Italy’s decision to update its 2013 National Energy Strategy (NES) and suggests a number of areas to concentrate on. The NES originally outlined clear goals to tackle climate change, strengthen energy […]

New plan aims to boost UK nuclear workforce

A new plan aims to ensure there will be enough nuclear workers to achieve the sector’s goals going forward. The Nuclear Skills Strategic Plan (NSSP) outlines a series of steps to make sure the UK’s nuclear workforce will be large and skilled enough to cope with increased activity. It follows the UK Government, France’s EDF […]

Greg Clark: Strategy in BEIS department is vital

Greg Clark has said the aspect of strategy in his new business, energy and industrial department is vital. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) elaborated on what strategy really means – the importance of long term, predictable and sustained policies to foster an environment in which businesses can start, develop and prosper. BEIS was formed as […]