Energy UK blogs
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For many years the energy industry has been one of a number considered to have a diversity problem. Extensive work has already been done to address this from different angles; Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum is providing a platform to narrow the age gap across the industry and the Powerful Women network has become an influential and well-supported cross-industry network advancing the work of our women leaders. Energy UK is also looking to set up an HR Leader’s Forum which can drive this positive change across all of the equality movements.
Code Governance is not the most high profile area for the energy industry, but is an extremely important one. Energy Industry Codes are the rules that licenced bodies are obligated to comply with, are managed by code administrators and each code has its own self-governance arrangements. By and large, changes to the codes are proposed by industry.
Scotland’s draft Energy Strategy was published on 24 January 2017 with a consultation period deadline of 30 May 2017. It will be open at the time of All-Energy (Glasgow, 10 and 11 May), meaning there will be much buzz in conference sessions and on the exhibition show floor about responding to the acclaimed far reaching and ranging document.
Today the energy market is more competitive than ever before.
The sector is almost unrecognisable from that of two years ago. Since 2014, we have seen an exponential growth in the number of suppliers, doubling from 24 to 50 today. These new entrants, each with their own business model and ethos, are increasing choice.