Energy a bigger risk for business than health and safety

Businesses rank energy as a greater risk to them than health and safety, credit and security, according to a new white paper. And a key strand of that energy risk is reputation. Dr Samuel Fankhauser of the London School of Economics, which put together the white paper with npower, said: “Reputation, as talked about in […]

UK must embrace energy risk management says npower chief

The future is uncertain and we must learn to accept it. That was the message this morning from npower chief executive Volker Beckers. Speaking at the London Stock Exchange at the launch of a White Paper “energy risk management for UK business”, Mr Beckers said: “We all need to be experts now. Energy risk management […]

UK must lead ‘renewables revolution’ says Hendry

Energy minister Charles Hendry today said that the UK has to lead a renewables revolution and to become a global leader in the field. “At present we are third bottom in Europe when it comes to renewables,” he told delegates at The Energy Forum in London.” Based on our resources, we have an incredible opportunity […]

Huhne unveils energy blueprint

Energy secretary Chris Huhne yesterday unveiled plans for a White Paper on electricity reform, a review of regulator Ofgem, and a smart meter prospectus. In presenting the government’s annual energy statement in Parliament, Mr Huhne also launched 2050 Energy Pathways, a document written in consultation with scientists, engineers and economists on the best way forward […]