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The energy industry is in the spotlight like never before and issues such as domestic energy prices and news on new nuclear generation are dominating the news.
We have brought together a top line up of speakers and key industry figures for a one day conference to discuss the key issues facing the energy industry. And all set against the backdrop of the strong emotions and high politics surrounding bills and build.
Following the release from DECC earlier today Energy UK said:
“We need to be upfront and honest about the costs involved in ECO. Publishing these figures regularly is crucial so everyone can see the price they pay and what they are getting for their money. While the latest figures are in line with the initial impact assessment - we also know it is still relatively early days and costs could go up significantly over the lifetime of the scheme as the mix of measures installed in consumers’ homes changes.
In response to DECC's initial agreement on new nuclear power station at Hinkley, Energy UK said:
"It is good news for the UK and British customers that new nuclear is going ahead. There is a clear need to build new power stations and nuclear represents clean, reliable energy and jobs both during the build and while the plant is running.
In response to national Grid’s final proposals consultation on Demand Side Balancing Reserve and Supplemental Balancing Reserve, Energy UK said:
In response to the release of the 'Electricity Market Reform: Consultation on Proposals for Implementation’ from DECC, Energy UK said:
“This is an important step to ensuring the electricity market reforms are on track for completion by next year and goes some way to fleshing out some of the necessary detail of how it will be implemented.
"Contracts for Difference should attract much needed investment into new low carbon infrastructure including renewables, nuclear and Carbon, Capture & Storage. While a well-functioning capacity market will ensure we have enough generation capacity for security of supply in the UK.
"We will need to look closely at the detail to make sure these plans provide investor certainty, are affordable and work well in practise.”
As National Grid and Energinet.dk sign a cooperation agreement on the first electricity interconnector between UK and Denmark, Energy UK comments:
Commenting on National Grid's Winter Outlook 2013/14 report, Angela Knight, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:
"National Grid has demonstrated that the UK’s demand for energy is getting closer to the amount we can produce or buy in. We have enough energy now but this timely report shows that, as Energy UK has been saying, investment is urgently needed to ensure we build the new power stations we are going to need.
In reaction to Ed Miliband's speech at the Labour conference, Angela Knight, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:
“Freezing the bill may be superficially attractive, but it will also freeze the money to build and renew power stations, freeze the jobs and livelihoods of the 600,000 plus people dependent on the energy industry and make the prospect of energy shortages a reality, pushing up the prices for everyone.
Responding to Which? comments on a 'standing charge lottery', Angela Knight, chief executive of Energy UK, said:
“The ink is still wet on Ofgem’s current reforms to simplify the energy market and surely they must be given a chance. The energy companies are doing everything that the regulator and their customers are asking for. Simplifying tariffs while still providing choice, and a creating a straight forward way of comparing one tariff with another.