Blog Archives

  • Towards more coordinated EU energy strategy – the case of Liquefied Natural Gas

    Friday, September 15th, 2017

    By Ilias Vazaios In his recent state of the union address, Jean Claude Juncker outlined strong support for further European integration. It is Juncker’s institutional role as the President of the European Commission to advocate further transfer of policy competence to Brussels and this may be… Read More
  • Improving security as energy enters a digital era

    Thursday, August 10th, 2017

     By April Chen The title of a recently launched consultation, ‘Security of Network and Information Systems’, might at first glance not seem relevant to the energy sector. However, as we increase uptake of digital technology in the energy system, as seen at the home level… Read More
  • Air quality – shifting the focus of the limelight

    Friday, July 28th, 2017

    By Anna Livesey My last blog on this topic was in the midst of the pre-election interruption to policy announcements. The publication of the draft air quality plan was exempt from such interruption thanks to a high court ruling. But it was not exempt from… Read More
  • Trump and the Paris Agreement: Now is not the time to abandon climate policy

    Friday, June 2nd, 2017

    By Anda Baumerte Last night, Donald Trump announced that the USA will be leaving the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which was signed by 195 countries in 2015. Currently, USA is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG) after China. To put that to a… Read More
  • Air pollution – looking behind the headlines

    Thursday, May 18th, 2017

    By Anna Livesey Whilst election purdah has provided a diversion from some mainstream policy debates one in particular has continued to make headlines. The problem of air quality in the UK. Following the publication of the new draft air quality plan on 5th May an onslaught of criticism… Read More
  • BREXIT and Energy: The opposite of ripping up the rule book, at least initially

    Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

    By Anna Livesey After the EU referendum vote last June, Ecuity shared initial thoughts on the implications of BREXIT on energy policy and on the energy industry. Now that two-years of negotiations have officially started we thought it timely to take another look. There were… Read More
  • Article 50 triggered: What Brexit means for climate change policy

    Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    By Nourhan Nassar, research intern at Ecuity In the months preceding last June’s referendum, experts – from academia and industry alike – warned about the implications of exiting the EU on investment in clean energy and climate change policy. And so, in the months following… Read More
  • Off-site construction – a solution to the energy efficiency needs of our housing?

    Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

     By Sam Thomson, research intern at Ecuity Along with other members of the Ecuity Consulting team, I attended the EcoBuild Exhibition at the ExCel Centre. From biomass boilers to thermal insulation, businesses from across the energy industry were demonstrating their newest green products. The diversity of… Read More
  • Could extreme weather events like storm Doris become more commonplace?

    Thursday, March 9th, 2017

    By Anda Baumerte and Robert Honeyman Most of us experienced a lot of inconveniences recently as storm Doris took the reins of English weather. Delayed or cancelled trains and flights – the breezy morning quickly escalated into a stormy afternoon that caused chaos, missed appointments and road… Read More
  • Smart strategy needed for battery supremacy

    Friday, February 24th, 2017

    By Dougal Heap, research intern at Ecuity In the last few years, batteries have gone from the back of the remote to the forefront of the new industrial strategy. There are a number of factors behind their rise in prominence: Cost: the cost of lithium… Read More