Blog posts with the tag: "Europe"

Tuesday 12 November 2013

This week, subject to court approval, Enron Europe moves out of administration – and presumably into history – twelve years after its collapse.  Even after this length of time Enron is still a by-word for corporate malfeasance but its legacy – both good and bad – is extensive.  Enron was nothing if not innovative.  Amongst…

Wednesday 23 October 2013

For something different and for the first time I have a guest blog on onlyelevenpercent.  An earlier post of mine talked briefly about the problems facing traditional energy suppliers and we have recently seen news of RWE adopting a radical change in strategy.  This excellent piece by Gerard Reid of Alexa Capital goes into detail…

Thursday 16 May 2013

This is the text of the speech I made at the International Energy Research Centre’s 2013 Conference in an enjoyable debate over whether we should commit public and private resources to energy supply or energy efficiency. Needless to say I argued in favour of energy efficiency.   Good afternoon everybody. I am here to make…

Tuesday 14 May 2013

I had a great trip to Ireland recently, speaking at the IERC conference and getting updated on the various private and public energy efficiency initiatives. Ireland is really making impressive strides to improve energy efficiency.   In February the government published its second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) which highlighted the potential benefits to…

Monday 29 April 2013

An interesting piece in the Sunday Times today headlined “Grid to get switch to your fridge’ nearly caused me to choke on my coffee. It starts with the sentence, ‘Fridges, freezers and ovens could be automatically switched off in homes across the country as part of new plans to reduce energy consumption’ before going on…

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