Editor’s blog

Small suppliers: which will ride the storm?

Energy suppliers are under pressure at the moment, as they will be faced with customers who need a payment holiday. Small suppliers with equally small balance sheets may hit problems first. But a briefing by consultant Aurora yesterday suggested some small…

Who pays the bill for home working?

So far the narrative over power supplies during the Coronavirus measures has been one of falling demand. That is because swathes of industry and commerce has been winding down. But how much increase in domestic demand is that masking? With…

Smart meter rollout continues to amaze

It seems, according to a press release from auto-switching company Migrate, that the smart meter rollout is producing a surprising number of consumers who are experts … on smart meters. The company said it recently carried out a survey and found…

Where does a Ministry for Climate Change belong?

As the budget approaches, and a potential restructuring of government departments, the question arises: what to do about climate change – or, more specifically, the Department of Climate Change that was absorbed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial…