“I’m pleased energy is dull” – DECC’s EMR head

The sprawling chunk of energy law known as Electricity Market Reform (EMR) isn’t exactly thrilling. But that’s just the way the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s lead on EMR likes it. Jonathan Mills, Director of EMR for DECC revealed his preference for boring policy at The Energy Event in Birmingham yesterday. He was responding […]

npower’s Wayne Mitchell’s Blog

Covering the A to Z of energy in two days This week’s Energy Event was abuzz with activity. A packed schedule of events, workshops and presentations kept visitors informed and entertained. As you might expect, all things energy-related were on the agenda – there aren’t many places you can go from AMR to gauging the […]

Ed Davey – “We’re a Monty Python government”

The Coalition is a “Monty Python government” Energy Secretary Ed Davey claimed yesterday – but not because of Prime Minister David Cameron’s silly walks. Referring to the legendary British comedy group’s sketch in a speech at the Energy Event in Birmingham yesterday, Mr Davey (pictured) eschewed Eric Idle’s frantic, innuendo-laden delivery for his usual earnest […]

The Market Report Special – 10th September 2013

Find out the latest news on price moves in the energy market from Magali Hodgson, Product and Services Optimisation Manager, in this special market report update. If you are blocked from seeing this video and would like your own download, please email [email protected]

Voices of energy

What do the people of the energy world have to say? We get the lowdown from industry experts and leaders at The Energy Event. The likes of Charles Hendry, Volker Beckers, Maria McCaffery, Jeremy Nicholson and many more…………………. Other Charles Hendry stories: Swerve on policy could put off nuclear investment Energy Minister’s question time – […]

Gearing up the grid for low carbon

How will the UK network cope with a low carbon future? We speak to industry leaders about how the Grid will handle the future low carbon energy world that has been planned. Other National Grid stories: Major firms welcome supergrid news Supergrid is a cheap solution, say MPs Six pylon design finalists revealed Stick to […]

Upgrading generation will cost more than upgrading our infrastructure

Upgrading the UK’s energy generation will cost more than upgrading our infrastructure, according to industry expert Julius Brinkworth. The Director of Energy Projects at Power Efficiency told an audience at The Energy Event in Birmingham today: “We need to upgrade our network, upgrade our generation. It will cost more to upgrade whole of UK network […]

Olympics pin-badges reward sustainable workers

Olympic site workers were encouraged to be more efficient with the appeal of exclusive pin badges. This was one of the novel measures that the Olympic Delivery Authority put in place to make the London 2012 Games more sustainable. Only 1,000 were made and awarded to winners (one pictured), said Richard Jackson, joking that in […]

BT: Ditch carbon policy in favour of ‘CO2 label’

BT is proposing a ‘CO2 label’ to replace current UK low carbon measures, according to the firm’s chief energy manager. The Telecoms giant wants a new, single electricity levy instead of the several policies and taxes that businesses deal with. Richard Tarboton, Energy & Carbon Programme Director at BT told audiences at The Energy Event […]

Energy Event settles into new home at NEC

The Energy Event is settling into its new home at the Birmingham NEC today. The exhibition with a focus on energy procurement has relocated to the Midlands city for 2011. Energy managers from across the UK will gather over two days to hear speakers such as npower CEO Volker Beckers and ex-Birmingham City Chair Karren […]