Senior Writer

Phone: 01603 542 173
Email: j.shaw@cornwall-insight.com

James is a writer in the Research & Content Team at Cornwall Insight with three years’ experience in the energy market. He is responsible for producing and editing content for Energy Spectrum Europe, Energy Spectrum Ireland and providing further content for other Cornwall Insight publications. As part of his role, he also keeps up to date with policy and regulatory announcements within the industry.

Before joining, James was a Market Intelligence Analyst responsible for daily, weekly, and monthly customer facing publications concerning market movements in electricity and fuel commodities.

Latest thinking

Regulation and policy

Building back: Autumn Statement seeks to deliver investment confidence

On 22 November, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, presented the government’s Autumn Statement 2023. The Statement contained a variety of measures related to energy including: £600bn of planned public sector investment over the next five years to underpin future growth and support energy security, net zero, and public...

Low carbon generation

Government publishes Ireland’s Climate Action Plan 2023

This article is an extract from our Energy Spectrum Ireland service, which is a monthly publication and weekly news bulletin covering key developments in the Irish and Northern Irish energy sectors. If you are interested, we are currently offering a free trial which you can sign up to by filling...

Commercial and market outlook

ACER publishes Final Assessment of EU Electricity Market Design

Following the publication of its Preliminary Assessment in November 2021, on 29 April the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) published its Final Assessment of the EU Wholesale Electricity Market Design. The report provides an in-depth analysis of energy prices and drivers, current wholesale electricity market design,...

Low carbon generation

Government opens consultation on Maritime Area Consent for ORE

On 19 January, the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan TD launched a consultation on important aspects of the new Maritime Area Consent (MAC) State consent regime for offshore renewable energy (ORE). This follows the publication of the full text of the Maritime Area Planning (MAP) Act...

Commercial and market outlook

EU Commission publishes climate change mitigation taxonomy

An excerpt from our European Weekly Bulletin, part of our Energy Spectrum Europe package. On Wednesday 2 February, the EU Commission presented its Taxonomy Complementary Climate Delegated Act on climate change mitigation and adaptation covering certain gas and nuclear activities. The commission states that it aims to prevent greenwashing and...