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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

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Energy Bulletin March 30 2020 (PDF)

New Power Report looked at lockdown’s impact on energy demand.


Energy Focus Volume 36, Number 3, December 2019 (PDF)

Articles include:
Energy UK – interview with the outgoing CEO – Lawrence Slade
New European Commissioners
New BEIS Ministers
Extracts from the Queen’s Speeches


Energy Focus Volume 36, Number 2, July 2019 (PDF)

Articles include:
Towards fossil free energy in 2050 – European Climate Foundation
GHG Emissions from Shipping – International Maritime Organisation
100 years of the World Energy Council
Investing in Britain – Nuclear liabilities Fund


Energy Focus Volume 36, Number 1, March 2019 (PDF)

Articles include:
The Big Heat – geothermal energy – Professor Jon Gluyas, Durham Energy Institute
Disruptive Innovation – three professors from Energy Research Accelerator
The energy outlook – four separate views from:
Alan Whitehead MP, Alan Brown MP, The Rt Hon Sir Edward Davey MP, Ian Liddell-Grainger MP


Energy Focus Volume 35, Number 1, March 2018 (PDF)

Articles include:
Energy: the Age of Clean’ – Steve Shaw, Power for People
Peer to Peer Energy – Dr David Shipworth, UCL
Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology publications
Committee reports on Energy price cap and Energy Security


Energy Focus Volume 34, Number 3, December 2017 (PDF)

Articles include:
Investor Confidence – Dr Steven Fawkes & Matt Golden
House of Lords Annual Dinner
BEIS Clean Growth Strategy & Helm Cost of Energy Review
Energy Policy Workshop – Energy Policy Priorities for 2018 onwards


Energy Focus Volume 34, Number 1, April 2017 (PDF)

Articles include:
PGES Energy Policy Priorities
Low Carbon Heat – the Leeds H21 Project – Dan Sadler, Northern Gas Networks
“Trumponomics” – Dr Duncan Connors, Durham Energy Institute
Taking On the Energy and Climate Change Brief – Iain Wright, Chair of the Select Committee for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy


Energy Focus Volume 33, Number 3, December 2016 (PDF)

Articles include:
EU Energy policy – Gerassimos Thomas, DG Energy
Energy Barometer – Energy Institute
Energy policy – An International Perspective – Dr Lawrence Jones, Edison Electric Institute


Energy Focus Volume 33, Number 2, August 2016 (PDF)

Articles include:
SNP Energy Policy – Callum McCaig MP
The abolition of DECC – a statement from Angus McNeil MP, Chairman of Select Committee for Energy and Climate Change
The new department – Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Obituary – David Jefferies, CBE, CCMI, FREng, FIEE


Energy Focus Volume 33, Number 1, March 2016 (PDF)

Articles include
An interview with Dr Lawrence Jones of Edison Electric Institute
Labour Energy Policy – Dr Alan Whitehead MP
Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme – Prof Martin Fry, ESTA and Dr Robert Clay, DECC