The ENA Blog

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768 words to find an alternative to burning more


Outgoing Chief Executive of Ofgem, Alistair Buchanan, issued a stark warning yesterday one that should be taken seriously. However, when he reached his 769th word he began a sentence that hit the nub of alternatives to just burning more.

Keep your friends close and your close working relationships closer


The continuing ‘interesting time’ for energy has been increasingly more curious in recent weeks. We’ve seen the not so shocking revelations from Peter Lilley MP and Chris Heaton-Harris MP casting light on the Conservative’s views on the renewables and climate change policy when they were secretly filmed by Greenpeace two weeks ago. There has been the public disagreement on wind energy and renewable subsidies between Secretary of State Ed Davey and his Energy Minister John Hayes. But things really took an odd turn this weekend.

Keeping the door of optionality open


Writing on Politic Homes, Ed Davey is right to highlight the future role for gas and to not close the door of optionality for our energy mix.

A reshuffle of policy as well as people?


When Nigel Lawson announces his satisfaction with where the Government was going, is a Government described by its leader as “the greenest government ever” suddenly losing its green hue?

The public perception of energy


Depending on which curve of the media bubble you focus on, the apparent public view of our energy and its future can give you some very different results. DECC has set up a tracking survey to understand and monitor public attitudes.

A see-saw for renewable energy


Earlier in the year it was the solar industry expressing its concern about changes to subsidies and Feed in Tariffs. Now the Treasury is eyeing up a 25% cut in subsidies for onshore wind.