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?
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The end of Charles Hendry’s tenure as Energy Minister, in many people’s eyes and indeed ENA’s, was premature. The mark of the man was the email he sent to staff at DECC after his departure.
On a day when the Government, and in particular the energy industry, was cast into uncertainty by the Cabinet and Ministerial reshuffle; the apt warning for clarity and consistency from MPs and business could not have been more clear.
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.
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.
Energy Networks Association (ENA) and Energy UK have launched a discussion paper to the industry to kick-start discussions on Smart Demand Response in GB.