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Energy Focus

Energy Focus is the journal of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies. Published three times a year – in April, August and December – it features exclusive articles from experts across all areas of the energy industry, interviews with Whitehall insiders, and contributions from those who address our speaker meetings. It also acts as a record of all relevant parliamentary activity and departmental announcements.

An archive of Energy Focus is held by the Energy Institute.

We would like to express our thanks to this year’s sponsors of Energy Focus: Fluor and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Preview copies of the previous editions of Energy Focus can be accessed below. If you are a member and would like to access or download the full copy, please log in to the PGES Library.

If you would like to order an individual copy of the journal, or would like more information on advertising in Energy Focus, please contact us.

 

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

Articles include:

  • 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
  • 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
 

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

Articles include:

  • Balancing the Energy Trilemma – Joan MacNaughton CB, Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma
  • LNG: exposing UK consumers to the highs (and lows) of global markets – Professor Gavin Bridge, Durham University
  • An interview with The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP
 

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

Articles include:

  • 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
  • An interview with Greg Barker MP
 

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

Articles include:

  • Keeping the Lights On – Andrew Bainbridge, Major Energy Users Council
  • A level playing field in EU energy costs – Tim Morris, Tata Steel
  • Paper: Unfolding the future – David Workman, The Confederation of Paper Industries
 

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

Articles include:

  • An interview with the Mark Simmonds MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • 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 Focus Volume 30, Number 2, July / August 2013 (PDF)

Articles include:

  • An interview with the Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Business and Enterprise and Minister of State for Energy
  • 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
 

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

Articles include:

  • An interview with Professor David Mackay, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department for Energy and Climate Change
  • 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
 

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

Articles include:

  • An interview with John Hayes MP, Minister of State for Energy
  • Where next for nuclear technology? – Professor Roger Cashmore, Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority
  • The European Emissions Trading System in 2013 – Damien Meadows, Advisor to DG Climate Action at the European Commission