UK offers £20m for clean energy in Africa and Asia

The Energy Catalyst competition is encouraging the development of products and services that helps countries access secure, low cost and low carbon energy

UK Governments ‘failed to deliver affordable energy’

UK businesses believe governments have failed to deliver secure and affordable energy. A survey by the Institute of Directors (IoD) asked 1,000 business leaders their thoughts on the governments’ performance from 2002 onwards, in achieving the energy trilemma of securing supply that is affordable and low carbon. Seven in ten of them thought Labour, Coalition […]

World Energy Council: Five focus areas for low carbon transition

Policymakers across the globe must develop innovative investment policies and technologies to accelerate the low carbon energy transition. That’s the recommendation of the World Energy Council (WEC) in its new report which will be presented to ministers at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco today. It identifies five focus areas to drive […]

Countries ‘must balance energy trilemma’

The key to tackling the ‘energy trilemma’ is balancing the three goals in the long term. That’s according to Joan MacNaughton Executive Chair of the World Energy Council’s (WEC) Energy Trilemma. The ‘energy trilemma’ consists of decarbonisation, security of supply and energy costs. Speaking at the Energy Live 2015 conference she told ELN: “Frankly if […]

£14m fund to address energy ‘trilemma’

Funding worth £14 million to help find solutions to address the energy ‘trilemma’ has been announced. Innovate UK has opened the second round of the Energy Catalyst competition to provide investment to businesses and researches that can address the challenges of reducing emissions and cost and improving security of supply. Funding is available for three […]

Tony Ward: Economic recovery could lead to energy capacity crunch

The UK could draw near to a crunch in energy capacity if it has a strong economic recovery, according to the Head of Power and Utilities at EY. In an interview with ELN, Tony Ward said there is a pressing need for the nation to build more infrastructure in order to meet the increasing energy […]

Tackling the energy trilemma a ‘tough challenge’

It is a “tough challenge” to tackle the nation’s energy trilemma of providing security of supply, reducing carbon emissions and energy costs, according to the Managing Director of DONG Energy Sales UK. Mike Hogg (pictured) told ELN people need to understand that the UK does face an energy trilemma. He added: “Whichever position you approach […]

Now it's personal – look at what consumers want, suppliers told

Suppliers engaging customers in a “personalised” way and focusing on outcomes they want is much more powerful than just selling a product, according to Steve Jennings (pictured), Partner – UK Power & Utilities at PwC. Speaking to ELN about the issue of energy retailers, he said: “I do see some features of a new model […]

Angela Knight: Britain faces a new energy ‘trilemma’

The head of Energy UK believes Britain is now facing a new three-pronged dilemma in the industry – Who pays? How much? And for what? Speaking at the Energy Live 2013 conference yesterday, Angela Knight said the energy ‘trilemma’ of decarbonisation, security of supply and the cost of energy has been replaced. She believes the […]

Solving energy ‘trilemma’ requires co-operation

Government and industry need to work together to solve the ‘energy trilemma’ of providing secure, clean and accessible power, experts told the World Energy Congress in South Korea today. Maria Van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency said:  “Energy efficiency is at the heart of any solution for Europe and for our […]