Editor’s blog

Can Labour make a greener UK an election winner?

The news today that the government is considering shifting green levies from electricity to gas supplies is welcome in the long term. In the short term it needs careful planning – and a positive message for people already struggling with…

Charging points of SE London

It’s a joy to meet friends for lunch again, but sometimes it seems they haven’t noticed how the world has moved on in the last two years. I was forced to point out how times were changing with one friend…

How new-build assets stack up against behaviour change is exactly the question we should be addressing in public planning

‘Relevant technical experts’ must respond this week to provide input to BEIS over how energy planning and national planning statements will take account of sustainability and the required Habitats Regulations Assessment. Six national planning statements that underpin planning decisions on energy assets were…

When can we retire ‘demand’ and ‘supply’?

Electricity and energy industry models are starting to diverge from the centrally dispatched model dominated by large generators, and demand side response – although often an opaque term to users – is becoming a familiar part of the landscape. Initiatives…