Category Archives: Public Energy Focus

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Energy Focus Volume 32, Number 1, March 2015 (PDF)

Contents

General election 2015 – an evidence-based approach?
Jamie Stewart, Editor of European Daily Electricity Markets, ICIS

CfDs make it even clearer: onshore wind is the way forward
Esbjorn Wilmar, Managing Director, Infinergy Ltd

Annual House of Lords Dinner

Energy Security (November speaker meeting)
Angela Knight, Chief Executive, Energy UK
Dr. David Robinson, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Energy Policy in 2015: Forty years in the pipeline (February speaker meeting)
The Rt Hon. the Lord Howell of Guildford, Secretary of State for Energy, 1979-1981
The Rt Hon. the Lord Wakeham DL, Secretary of State for Energy, 1989-92

Energy policy after the General Election: Priorities for the next Government (March speaker meeting)
Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Antonia Dickman, Associate Director, Ipsos MORI

Chemical Engineers: Providing solutions to energy and climate change
Andrew Jamieson, President-Elect, IChemE

Departmental Statements
Written and oral statements

Parliamentary Record
Statements, Select Committees, oral questions, debates and legislation

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Energy Focus Volume 31, Number 3, December 2014 (PDF)

Contents

Balancing the Energy Trilemma
Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma

LNG: exposing UK consumers to the highs (and lows) of global markets
Prof. Gavin Bridge, Durham University

The fine particulates of air quality
Dr Syed Hayat, Director, CEAMD

An interview with The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP
Minister of State for Energy and Minister of State for Business and Enterprise

Reflections on a year at Ofgem (October speaker meeting)
David Gray, Chair, Ofgem

Why chemical engineering matters in the energy space
Prof. Geoffrey Maitland, President, Institution of Chemical Engineers

Extract from the Autumn Statement
The Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Parliamentary Record
Statements, Select Committees, oral questions, debates and legislation

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Energy Focus Volume 31, Number 2, August 2014 (PDF)

Contents

Solar independence: Subsidy-free by 2020
Paul Barwell, Chief Executive of the Solar Trade Association

UK solar will still shine brightly in a CfD world
Jamie Richards, Head of Infrastructure at the Foresight Group

Energy for Development Programme: Creating community-centric electrical mini-grids
Professor AbuBakr S Bahaj

An interview with Greg Barker MP
Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change 2010-14

Shale gas: Is it right for the UK? (March speaker meeting)
Paul Mason, New Business Manager, Total E&P UK
Stuart Andrews, Partner, Eversheds LLP
Professor Peter Styles, Applied and Environmental Geophysics, Keele University

Scottish independence: What would it mean for UK energy? (June speaker meeting)
Professor Peter McGregor, Director of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute & Head of  Economics at Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
Peter Atherton, Head of Equity Research – Utilities, Liberum Capital
Adam Brown, Senior Associate – Energy, Dentons LLP

Sustainable solutions in energy
Ian Graves, Costain

Parliamentary Record
Statements, Select Committees, oral questions, debates and legislation

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Energy Focus Volume 31, Number 1, April 2014 (PDF)

Contents

Keeping the lights on
Andrew Bainbridge, Chairman, The Major Energy Users’ Council

A level playing field in EU energy costs
Tim Morris, Tata Steel

Paper: Unfolding the future
David Workman, Director General, The Confederation of Paper Industries

ETS Competitiveness: A cost-benefit analysis
Dr Meloria Meschi, Managing Director of Economic and Financial Consulting, FTI Consulting

Interview with Neil Parish MP 
Hon. Treasurer to PGES

Agenda 2015: Labour Party Energy Policy (January speaker meeting) 
Tom Greatrex MP, Shadow Energy Minister

Nuclear: Supplying the skills demands of the UK (February speaker meeting)
Adrian Bull, Director of External Relations, National Nuclear Laboratory
Charlie Bray, South West Regional Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear
Andrew McFarlane, Technical Director, Atkins

Getting the job done
Ian Graves, Costain

Parliamentary Record
Statements, Select Committees, oral questions, debates and legislation

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Energy Focus Volume 30, Number 3, December 2013 (PDF)

Contents

The Western United States: Energy breadbasket for America 
Governor Gary R. Herbert, State of Utah, US

The German Energiewende in uncertain times 
Dr Joachim Hein, Energy and Climate Change Policy Unit, Federation of German Industries (BDI)

Switzerland’s “Energy Strategy 2050” 
Dr Igor Perrig and Peter Quadri, Public Affairs Managers, swisselectric

International action on climate change 
Reg Platt, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Interview with Mark Simmonds MP 
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Demand-Side Response (DSR) (October speaker meeting) 
Scott Buckleton, Head of Portfolio Development (Energy), Government Procurement Service (GPS)
James Napier, General Manager (Energy), Honeywell
Peter Feehan, Partner, Pinsent Masons

A view from the Minister (November speaker meeting) 
The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise
and Minister of State for Energy

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Energy Focus Volume 30, Number 2, July / August 2013 (PDF)

Contents

Electricity from biomass: seeing the wood for the trees
Dorothy Thompson, Chief Executive at Drax
Green Technology: Securing our energy future
David Handley, Chief Economist at RES
Can our plan for a low carbon transition be cooking on gas?
David Smith, Chief Executive at the Energy Networks Association
An interview with the Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy
House of Lords Annual Dinner 2013
Guest of Honour: The Rt Hon. Mr Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Supported by: Siemens
House of Commons Annual Reception 2013
Guest of Honour: Stephen Lovegrove CB, Permanent Secretary to DECC
Sponsored by: South Hook Gas
Where next for onshore and offshore wind? (March speaker meeting)
Mike O’Neill, President and COO, Element Power (Greenwire Project)
Clark MacFarlane, Managing Director, Offshore Wind Power, Siemens
The European energy market and cross border co-operation: impact on the UK of recent developments in EU policy (May speaker meeting)
Vicky Ford MEP
Brendan Devlin, Advisor, Internal Energy Market, DG Energy, European Commission
UK Interconnectivity and the Western HVDC Link (June speaker meeting)
David Wright, Director, Electricity Transmission Asset Management, National Grid
Ana Aguado Cornago, CEO, Friends of the Supergrid
Extract from the Queen’s Speech
Her Majesty The Queen
Extract from the Spending Review
The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer
Extract from Investing in Britain’s Future speech
Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
Departmental Statements
Written and oral statements
Parliamentary Record
Select Committees, debates, announcements and forthcoming activity

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Energy Focus Volume 30, Number 1, April 2013 (PDF)

Contents

Abandoning coal is a high risk strategy for a clean energy future
Milton Catelin, Chief Executive at the World Coal Association

Coal’s comeback is real – but not as we knew it
Tony Lodge, Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies

An interview with DECC’s Chief Scientific Advisor
Professor David MacKay

The energy transition 2013: between ROCs and a hard place
Jamie Stewart, Editor of ‘European Clean Energy Markets’ at ICIS 

The role of gas now, in 2020 and beyond (January speaker meeting)
Professor Robert Mair, Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cambridge University
Howard Rogers, Director of Natural Gas Research, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Professor Mike Stephenson, Head of Science (Energy), British Geological Survey

The Energy Bill: a view from the Minister (February speaker meeting)
John Hayes MP, Minister for Energy, DECC

Extract from the Budget Statement
The Rt Hon. George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer

An oral statement on the decision to authorise Hinkley Point C
The Rt Hon. Mr Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Statements from the Department for Energy and Climate Change
Written and oral statements

Parliamentary Record
Select Committees, debates, announcements and forthcoming activity

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Energy Focus Volume 29, Number 3, December 2012 (PDF)

Contents

Where next for nuclear technology?
Professor Roger Cashmore, Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

An interview with the Minister of State for Energy
John Hayes MP

The European Emissions Trading System in 2013
Damien Meadows, Advisor on European and International Carbon Markets, DG Climate Action, European Commission

A view from abroad: Tear up your old energy policy and start over
Robert Hefner III, author of The Grand Energy Transition

A conversation with Christopher Pincher MP
A conversation with a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee and new PGES Executive Council member

Putting customers back in control: the Green Deal and smart meters (October speaker meeting)
Phil Bentley, Managing Director, British Gas
Audrey Gallacher, Director of Energy, Consumer Focus

Energy efficiency: A Departmental perspective (November speaker meeting)
Richard Mellish, Deputy Director for the Green Deal Programme at DECC

Energy Bill 2012
Statement by The Rt Hon. Mr Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Statements from the Department for Energy and Climate Change
Written and oral statements

Parliamentary Record
Select Committees, debates, announcements and forthcoming activity