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  • 19
    Feb
    Monday 19th February 2024
    I can only imagine what it must be like to stand on top of a podium, draped in the Union Flag, national anthem playing as my Olympic gold medal hangs proudly around my neck.
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  • 12
    Feb
    Monday 12th February 2024
    My first proper job was working in a large office with, it’s fair to say, some seasoned staff.
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  • 5
    Feb
    Monday 5th February 2024
    Two different events last week brought home some stark truths about the gas industry and gas networks in particular. Firstly, the “Winter Warmer” reception of the Parliamentary Energy Studies Group on Wednesday evening.
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  • 29
    Jan
    Monday 29th January 2024
    A major weakness in the current policy towards heat decarbonisation was exposed last week.
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  • 22
    Jan
    Monday 22nd January 2024
    Last Friday was the closing day for the Ofgem consultation on energy bill standing charges. My instinct is that the majority of respondents will have supported their abolition. I’d be interested to know how many energy retailers did, very few I suspect.
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  • 15
    Jan
    Monday 15th January 2024
    Sorry to appear to be jumping on the bandwagon, but if you haven’t seen the TV drama “Mr Bates v The Post Office”, then you should.
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  • 8
    Jan
    Monday 8th January 2024
    Firstly, Happy New Year to you all. I hope you managed to get a break from work over the Christmas period and you are all feeling revived and ready for the challenges of 2024.
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  • 18
    Dec
    Monday 18th December 2023
    I’m writing my blog from a train leaving London having given evidence to the ESNZ Select Committee.
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  • 11
    Dec
    Monday 11th December 2023
    After lobbying for change, very publicly on his TV show, it seems Martin Lewis has at least succeeded in getting the energy regulator to concede to consulting on whether or not to scrap the standing charge element of consumer bills.
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  • 4
    Dec
    Monday 4th December 2023
    In 1914, at the outbreak of war, the British Foreign Secretary said that ‘the lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our life-time’.
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  • 27
    Nov
    Monday 27th November 2023
    Events of last week caused me to look at the darker side of the decarbonisation debate.
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  • 20
    Nov
    Monday 20th November 2023
    Last week I attended the East Coast Hydrogen Delivery Plan launch.
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  • 13
    Nov
    Monday 13th November 2023
    In my blog last week, I said my three priorities for UK energy policy would be energy efficiency, energy efficiency, and energy efficiency.
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  • 6
    Nov
    Monday 6th November 2023
    Energy efficiency, energy efficiency, energy efficiency would be my answer.
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  • 30
    Oct
    Monday 30th October 2023
    I don’t think it is just me, but I fear the voice of the consumer is increasingly ignored as “inconvenient” when it comes to our transition to net zero.
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  • 23
    Oct
    Monday 23rd October 2023
    I’m sat watching the footie while I write this blog, thinking how I love punditry.
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