Re-regulating energy retail will break it, not fix it

Re-regulating energy retail will break it, not fix it

There is currently much public debate about whether the domestic energy market is working, whether big energy companies are treating customers and small suppliers unfairly, and about energy companies’ profits. Ofgem has proposed, under its Retail Market Review,...
Too much government meddling undermines the energy market

Too much government meddling undermines the energy market

Pity Ed Davey. At some point in the next few months, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary is going to have to sit down and decide how much nuclear power is going to cost for the next few decades. It is not an easy decision. On one side are nuclear firms threatening...
Cutting onshore wind subsidies too fast is the wrong target

Cutting onshore wind subsidies too fast is the wrong target

Entering the village of Gwytherin, visitors are met with a large sign; a picture of a wind turbine with a big cross through it. Underneath the image, it says simply “No to wind”. Almost every house in the tiny, North Welsh village has a smaller version in...