Perspective

Looking for a robust power portfolio

Bold decisions on energy strategy are needed fast. Mark Livingstone of PA Consulting sets out some scenarios for UK companies to consider 2014 promises to be a watershed year for the implementation of UK Electricity Market Reform (EMR). The Energy…

Will Energy Efficiency be achieved by obligation?

Jan Rosenow finds that Energy Efficiency Obligations are conquering Europe. He is not so sure that they are the silver bullet for energy independence   Energy efficiency has risen rapidly up the European political agenda, due in no small part…

Peak issues mean wind must work with gas

Wind power has much to offer on emissions reduction but less on firm capacity. A A Bettinson, R A Broughton and W E Hatfield argue that the new “demand stack” will need more flexible gas. In 2013, the UK’s wind…

Act fast to keep the Capacity Market on track

A great deal needs to be done to ensure that a workable capacity market is launched as planned later this year, argues Clive Moffatt The EMR proposals were fundamentally flawed because they focused almost exclusively on creating price incentives to…

Politicians should mind their language on PV

  Catherine Strickland says that it’s time to look at the bigger picture when considering the popularity of solar energy development in the UK – and that mixed messages from the government could be detrimental to the UK’s energy security.…