The Labour party’s energy spokesman, Alan Whitehead, told the House of Commons launch of the new report, "ReDesigning Regulation: Powering from the Future", that current regulatory arrangements look "very creaky and outdated" given the rapid changes that the industry is undergoing.
Davenport, who was awarded an OBE for services to renewables in 2013, founded Good Energy in 1999. She has since been appointed to the board of the Natural Environment Research Council and most recently to the board of Innovate UK.
Responding to a question at a seminar organised by Elexon, the chair of Energy UK said there was "not much" evidence of governmental response to the strains on the grid resulting from the increased decentralisation of generation.
“Local authorities have the power to act as positive disruptors and have a key role to play in the energy transition, which some may find surprising.” That was the message Matthew Rhodes, chairman of Energy Capital, had for an audience at Utility Week Live this week.