Is the UK energy sector in the eye of the storm?

The UK’s energy sector is “drifting in the eye of the storm” as a result of political uncertainty. That’s the verdict from EY’s Chief Economist, Mark Gregory, who opened today’s Energy Live Expo at the QEII Centre in Westminster with a speech looking at the wider economic issues facing the industry. He suggested confusion surrounding […]

Volker Beckers becomes ELN Chairman

  The former CEO of npower Volker Beckers has joined Energy Live News (ELN) as Chairman. Mr Beckers, who was the Chief Executive of npower from January 2010 to December 2012, brings with him a whole range of expertise in business which will help ELN grow and explore new avenues. Whilst at the Big Six […]

Volker Beckers: Nuclear must compete with other low carbon tech

The economic case for building nuclear power plants must be proven as consumers would want to see the “biggest bang for their buck”. That’s according to former boss of npower Volker Beckers, who believes the UK and France will be leading on nuclear “inevitably” in Europe as there is political will to make it happen. […]

Ex-npower boss joins UK nuclear authority board

Former npower boss Volker Beckers has joined the board of the UK’s nuclear authority responsible for overseeing the clean-up and decommissioning of the nation’s nuclear sites. He is one of four new non-executive directors to be appointed to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Board. The other three are Evelyn Dickey, Human Resources Director at water firm […]

Ex-Big Six boss Beckers joins new ‘community-scale’ energy firm

The former chief executive of RWE npower has taken on the role of Chairman at new energy business Albion Community Power (ACP). Volker Beckers said he hopes the firm can become a “significant investment force” for renewables. Backed by venture capitalist fund Albion Ventures, the power generation firm wants to build and operate community-scale projects. […]

Will the lights go out?

That’s the question on everyone’s lips in the energy sector – but what’s the answer? ELN Editor Sumit Bose asks a host of experts including equity analyst Peter Atherton, former npower CEO Volker Beckers and Ernst & Young’s Tony Ward at a recent event organised by Future Energy Strategies. If you are blocked from seeing […]

Energy Bill needs ‘clear and cohesive’ market to deliver

A “clear and cohesive” market design is essential for the Government’s Energy Bill to deliver on cutting carbon emissions, securing energy supply and setting competitive prices. Energy company npower said it would help create a “level playing field” and allow different low carbon technologies to compete. Although it welcomes the proposals, the supplier said the […]

EL2012 highlights of the day

A look back on the highlights of the day at Energy Live 2012 where the issue of Trust was discussed.

Suppliers give mixed response to Davey’s plans

There have been mixed reactions among UK power suppliers on the Government’s Energy Bill details announced today. Some energy firms have welcomed DECC’s investment plans to increase investor confidence in the industry whilst others are “disappointed” about the delayed decision for a carbon target. The reaction follows Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s announcement of a £7.6 […]

Tony Ward & Volker Beckers discuss trust at Energy Live 2012

Tony Ward, Partner & Head of Power and Utilities at Ernst & Young and Volker Beckers, Chief Executive Officer at npower talk about trust at Energy Live 2012.