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Energy UK publishes letter on CMA provisional findings

Energy UK has submitted its response to the CMA following its provisional findings and potential remedies early in July. The letter highlights competition as a primary driver, customer engagement, smart meters, regulation, transparency and codes governance. 

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Energy UK confirms Lawrence Slade as chief executive

Lawrence Slade has been confirmed as chief executive officer of Energy UK, the member association representing the UK’s energy sector. Lawrence has been acting CEO since Angela Knight left at the end of 2014. The appointment was made by the Board of the association and is effective from 13 July 2015.

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Energy UK's statement on the Budget

Following the announcement of the budget on the 8 July that included several proposals relating to energy, Energy UK has issued a comment. Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:

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Energy UK’s comment on the CMA initial findings

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published a summary of its provisional findings. As a result Energy UK has commented on the CMA initial findings and remedies announcement. Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said:
 

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Energy UK recognises best Young Energy Professionals

Exceptional new talent in the UK energy sector was celebrated at the first ever Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Awards ceremony. Tom Greatrex – the former shadow Energy Minister – said the awards demonstrate the skills and expertise the UK’s sector will need to meet the country’s future energy needs. The event was sponsored by EY.

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Powering Improvement: Raising standards, reducing injuries

The UK’s energy industry came a step closer to being the world leader in health and safety, Energy UK said today. Powering Improvement – a proactive programme to raise health and safety standards across the energy sector – reached a significant milestone with the launch of its second phase.

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Energy UK statement on onshore wind subsidies

The Government has announced the withdrawal of new public subsidies for onshore wind projects by legislating to close the Renewable Obligation across Great Britain from 1 April 2016. Following this announcement, Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:

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Energy UK comments on the IPPR report

The Institute for Public Policy Research have released a report today called ‘when the levy breaks: energy bills, green levies and a fairer low carbon transition’. The report talked about the impact of the rise in energy bills to fund the low-carbon and social policies upon different parts of the society. 

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