The UK has fallen behind on adapting to climate change and the gap between the level of risk faced and mitigation efforts underway has widened alarmingly, according to a damning report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC).
Last year’s energy white paper hinted at a vision for the future of the retail sector, including contentious proposals to introduce automatic switching. With the forthcoming retail strategy, along with a consultation on the proposed switching arrangements, thought to be due imminently, Utility Week speaks to industry experts about what they want to hear from the government.
An initiative set up to put people power at the heart of tackling climate change has allowed “unworkable views” on decarbonising emissions to gain “unfair legitimacy”, the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has warned.
Making the switch to low-carbon heating attractive and accessible to consumers will be a crucial part of achieving net zero. As part of our Countdown to COP series, Utility Week speaks to Eon boss Michael Lewis, who explains that a combination of the right financial incentives and consumer education will be key to the transition.
Investment in new technology and infrastructure is at the heart of any credible plan for delivering net zero. So, why are we struggling to unleash the low-carbon investment we need? The former director of clean growth at BEIS, Tim Lord, shares his view with Utility Week readers as part of our Countdown to COP series.
The debate over decarbonisation of heat is marked by polarised views from the passionate advocates of electrification and green gas - each with a statistic at the ready to prove their case. As part of Utility Week’s Countdown to COP series, David Blackman unpicks the arguments and examines the key question for policymakers - what role hydrogen will have in warming the homes of the future?
Energy secretary Ed Davey today launched some basic guidance for collective switching and purchasing of energy, both for consumers and for organisations thinking about providing collective switching services.
The government's apparant inability to find a counterparty to guarantee the contracts for difference (CFD) element of its proposals to reform the electricity market could lead to the Renewables Obligation (RO) being extended three years until 2020. That's the view of one of the MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.