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Laurie is a regulation analyst responsible for conducting pre-eminent research, analysis and training for Cornwall-Insight’s core activities across the energy market. His primary responsibilities involve interpreting market developments and producing written content for the Company’s energy spectrum service and regulation-based subscriptions.

Joining the team as system’s application support, Laurie helped conduct a cross-company review of our internal records and aided in the development and transition to a new CRM system. Laurie later joined the research team where he focused on international energy markets, green finance and electric vehicles.

At university, Laurie achieved a first-class MA (Hons) in International Relations and wrote his dissertation on the impact of technological trends on the global economy.  

Latest thinking

Low carbon generation

BEIS Hydrogen Strategy

The flagship Hydrogen Strategy paper was unveiled by BEIS on 18 August and confirmed that hydrogen will form a crucial part of the UK’s net zero economy. Perhaps disappointingly, the paper only reaffirms the 5GW of production capacity by 2030 commitment as set out in the Ten Point Plan with...

Regulation and policy

New gas transmission charging requires early charge changes

New gas transmission charging arrangements were implemented in October 2020 under UNC678A Amendments to Gas Charging Regime (Postage Stamp) in order to achieve alignment with the EU Tariffs Code (TAR). The change introduced a framework around capacity charges to cover transmission revenues with a methodology to calculate reserve prices based...

Low carbon generation

Renewable energy hoped to be at the core of a post-COVID-19 economic recovery

Transitioning energy systems towards net zero by the mid-century could lead to cumulative global GDP gains of US$98tn (£79tn) over the next three decades compared to a “business-as-usual” trajectory, according to a report published in April by the intergovernmental organisation, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). As per the Global Renewables...