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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 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


Energy Focus Volume 32, Number 2, December 2015 (PDF)

Articles include
An interview with Angus McNeil MP Chairman of the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee
Wind works – Matthew Knight, Siemens
The value of flexibility in achieving low carbon energy – Professor Goran Strbac, Imperial College


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