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Energy sector adapting for a changing climate

Author: Rory Taylor
Category: 2021

Energy UK has published its third Climate Change Adaptation Report, detailing measures electricity generators have put in place to keep power plants - and other generating technologies - operating in the face of increasingly volatile weather and to mitigate other risks resulting from a changing climate.       

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Energy UK responds to Green Jobs Taskforce Report

Author: Rory Taylor
Category: 2021

Responding to today’s report from the Green Jobs Taskforce, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:

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Energy UK responds to the transport decarbonisation plan

Author: Maria Kokkinaki
Category: 2021

Responding to the publication of Government’s transport decarbonisation plan, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:

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Energy UK responds to new coal phase out date

Author: Rory Taylor
Category: 2021

Responding to the Government’s decision to bring forward the phase out date for coal generation to October 2024, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:

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Hitting the Road to 2030

Author: Maria Kokkinaki
Category: 2021

Energy UK’s new report ‘Road to 2030: Delivering on the commitment to decarbonised transport’, published today, sets out recommendations on how the Government can help deliver on its ambitious targets for phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles.

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Energy UK comments on the Climate Change Committee Progress Report to UK Parliament 2021

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Commenting on the Climate Change Committee Progress Report Energy UK’s Chief Executive, Emma Pinchbeck, said:

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Igloo Energy signs up to Energy UK’s Vulnerability Commitment

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

The Vulnerability Commitment came into effect at the start of 2021 with signatories committing to improving the standard and consistency of support they provide to vulnerable households.   

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Over 400,000 customers switch in May

Author: Maria Kokkinaki
Category: 2021

Energy UK’s monthly electricity switching figures, published today, show that over 417,000 customers switched supplier last month.

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Energy UK hails Audrey’s Honour

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Energy UK has warmly welcomed the news that its Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policy, Audrey Gallacher has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Energy UK comments on the Scottish Government’s 'Lets do Net Zero' campaign

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Commenting on the launch of the Lets do Net Zero climate campaign from the Scottish Government, our Chief Executive, Emma Pinchbeck, said:

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Energy UK comments on Ofgem's Microbusiness Strategic Review final proposals

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Commenting on Ofgem’s Microbusiness Strategic Review final proposals, our Deputy Director (Retail), Dan Alchin, said:

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Energy UK comments on the launch of UK ETS

Author: Maria Kokkinaki
Category: 2021

Commenting on the launch of the UK ETS today, Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK's chief executive said:

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Switching rebound continues in April

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Energy UK’s latest monthly electricity switching figures show 657,000 customers moved to a new supplier in April – the second highest number recorded in a month by Energy UK.

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Energy UK comments on Queen's Speech

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Commenting on the Queen's Speech of 11 May 2021, Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK's chief executive said:

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Energy UK has appointed Steve Crabb as the independent Chair of the Vulnerability Commitment

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Steve Crabb has been appointed to the role of independent Chair of the Vulnerability Commitment.

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Energy UK, Ofgem and Energy & Utility Skills lead energy sector’s drive towards 50:50 gender representation

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry, and Ofgem, the sector’s regulator, will be the first organisations from the energy sector to partner with BBC’s ‘50:50 The Equality Project’, which aims to improve gender representation and deliver cultural change in the workplace.

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Testing times for energy companies

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Energy companies and other industries are now taking part in workplace COVID-19 testing schemes which – following calls from Energy UK on behalf of its members – were expanded to include the option for home testing.

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Switching back on the March

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

650,000 customers switched electricity supplier in March – the second highest number ever recorded by Energy UK’s monthly figures.

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How EV charging can Get Smart

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

A new report, published today by Energy UK, assesses the future options for enabling Electric Vehicle (EV) owners to benefit from smart charging.

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Working together to keep everyone safe

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Energy UK and Energy Networks Association members and the industry trade unions are encouraging people to remain focused, keep colleagues and customers safe, and ensure there is no room for complacency during the relaxation of government’s rules.

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Over 1/3 of energy industry have experienced or witnessed LGBTQ+ discrimination

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

The first annual survey held by industry-wide LGBTQ+ network Pride in Energy has found that 35% of respondents have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in the last five years. Much of this blatant discrimination was particularly aimed at those with gender diversity.

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Creating a more diverse and inclusive energy sector post-Covid

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Energy UK in partnership with Ofgem will host the second Inclusion, Equality and Diversity Conference on 28 and 29 April. 

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Energy UK comments on Government's energy efficiency spending announcement

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Commenting on the Government's announcement on energy efficiency spending Energy UK's Chief Executive, Emma Pinckbeck, said:

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Energy UK publishes Scottish Election manifesto

Author: Stephen Walker
Category: 2021

Energy UK and the Scottish energy industry have today published their own manifesto ahead of the Parliamentary elections on Thursday May 6th.

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Energy UK responds to EAC's energy efficiency report

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Responding to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on energy efficiency, Energy UK chief executive Emma Pinchbeck said:

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February figures find 460,000 switching

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures show nearly 460,000 (457,447) customers moved to a new supplier in February.

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Energy UK responds to the 2021 Budget

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Responding to the 2021 Budget, Energy UK’s chief executive, Emma Pinchbeck said:

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Energy UK comments on Treasury's £57 million investment in jobs and green growth in Scotland

Author: Verriin Kaur
Category: 2021

Responding to HM Treasury's announcement of a £57 million investment in jobs and green growth in Scotland, Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK's chief executive said:

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