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  • Regulation and Policy

    Two years on: Exploring the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on UK Energy 

    Two years on from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our experts discuss how the invasion has shaped the UK energy sector and the ongoing impacts. Hear from our Graduate Analyst, Matthew Smith, as they are joined by our Lead Research Analyst, Dr Matthew Chadwick, in this podcast. Subscribers of our Industry...

  • Heat networks

    Heat network zoning – how will it deliver for consumers

    Heating is responsible for around 20% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, so decarbonising the heat in buildings may be essential to achieve net zero targets in GB. Heat networks go some way to providing a solution to this challenge and could provide up to a fifth of total UK...

  • Low carbon generation

    Transforming the electricity network for net zero with Frank Hodgson (REGEN) and David Cowdrey (MCS Charitable Foundation)

    Join us for a podcast episode where we tackle the complicated seeming topic of constructing an electricity network that supports decarbonisation. Despite its complexities, the conversation is accessible and easy to follow. Guests, Frank Hodgson from REGEN and David Cowdrey from MCS Charitable Foundation, share opinions and findings from the...

  • Home supply and services

    Opportunities from integrated energy solutions

    Anna Moss is joined by Cornwall Insight’s Jacob Briggs and Dan Hamza-Goodacre and Sophie Bordat from Integrate to Zero to talk about our recent research into the carbon and cost reduction opportunities from integrated energy in GB. In this podcast, we discuss the current market landscape, opportunities, and barriers to...

  • Low carbon generation

    WACC-A-MOLE: Implications of the rising cost of capital for the fifth round of the Contracts for Difference scheme

    Soaring inflation and interest rates*, combined with supply chain issues and labour shortages, have pushed up the cost of capital and increased the costs needed to finance renewable projects. With the latest round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme now ongoing, many in the industry are concerned that administrative...

  • Business supply and services

    The Net zero journey for businesses

    Soaring energy prices and challenging macroeconomic conditions mean many businesses are struggling to maintain progress towards net zero. With increasing pressures from both consumers and investors for companies to decarbonise, the desire to progress to net zero remains for many businesses but financial pressures have forced plans to be pushed...

  • Low carbon generation

    Connecting the dots: REMA and power market design Part 5

    Head of Relationship Development, Robert Buckley, joins us for the last part of our REMA event. Find out how we can help you navigate REMA here.

  • Low carbon generation

    Connecting the dots: REMA and power market design Part 4

    Part 4 of our REMA event sees Head of Modelling, Sarah Johnston share her thoughts. Find out how we can help you navigate REMA here.

  • Low carbon generation

    Connecting the dots: REMA and power market design Part 3

    In Part 3 of our REMA event, Senior Consultant, Kate Mulvany, talks about different options available for REMA. Find out how we can help you navigate REMA here.

  • Low carbon generation

    Connecting the dots: REMA and power market design Part 2

    In Part 2 of our REMA event, Principal Consultant, Adam Boorman introduces REMA. Find out how we can help you navigate REMA here.

  • Low carbon generation

    Connecting the dots: REMA and power market design Part 1

    In Part 1 of our event on REMA, Dr. Daniel Atzori introduces how the energy market has changed up until now, survey results from the industry on REMA and what our other experts will be speaking on.  Find out how we can help you navigate REMA here.

  • Business supply and services

    The Energy Price Guarantee, a Path Through Stormy Seas?

    Upon starting office on 6 September 2022, one of the first challenges for new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss was how to tackle the current high energy prices and their knock-on impacts for the cost of living and the cost of doing business. On 8 September 2022, the new Prime...

  • Low carbon generation

    Making the case for Pot Zero, a discussion with Rob Gross from UKERC

    Amidst the proposals to help consumers with rising energy bills is one to incentivise investment in renewables. Earlier this week Rob Gross from UKERC, the originator of this “Pot Zero” proposal, joined Tom Edwards and Robert Buckley to discuss it and wider prospects for the British energy sector. 

  • Regulation and Policy

    The early outlook for winter from the ESO

    Joe Camish joins Veronica Truman in our latest podcast. They talk about National Grid ESO’s early outlook for the coming winter season, the assumptions behind the modelling and the steps the ESO are taking to mitigate potential issues to European gas supplies this winter. 

  • Home supply and services

    Impacts of backwardation on the Default Tariff Cap

    Dr Craig Lowrey joins Veronica Truman in our latest podcast. They talk about Ofgem’s decision to proceed with a backwardation allowance window of six months in the wholesale methodology when calculating the Default Tariff Cap.  The timing of the decision is discussed, along with implications for suppliers and consumers. They...

  • Low carbon generation

    Can we fix the energy market this winter to lower prices?

    Robert Buckley and Tom Edwards discuss the interventions in the retail and wholesale markets that might help alleviate some of the concerns around the cost of living crisis and rising wholesale prices this winter. There have been many different theories and policies suggested and Robert and Tom talk about some...

  • Low carbon generation

    The launch of REMA

    REMA promises the biggest changes in the power market for a generation. It includes options for changing the locational stricture, the means of dispatch, and the price setting basis of the wholesale market, and then also considers related changes to existing support schemes, flexibility incentives and operational delivery. The potential...

  • Home supply and services

    Faithless: social tariffs a better option to protect consumers?

    The merits and pitfalls of the current Default Tariff Cap on domestic energy bills have been debated at length. Whether the cap is seen as a blunt tool in need of replacement, or a vital intervention to protect large numbers of energy consumers, it is clear that further support for...

  • Regulation and Policy

    The Energy Security Bill – What you need to know

    Join Veronica Truman, Robert Buckley, and Alex Jephson as they talk through the Queen's Speech which outlined the Energy Security Bill.

  • Low carbon generation

    BEIS pushes ahead with low-carbon hydrogen and CCUS business models

    Join James Shaw and Naomi Potter as talk through the ES perspective, 'BEIS pushes ahead with low-carbon hydrogen and CCUS business models'.

  • Home supply and services

    Ofgem’s new quarterly price cap review with Dr. Craig Lowrey

    The announcement by Ofgem of its minded-to decision in respect of a move from seasonal Default Tariff Cap periods to quarterly caps had been largely anticipated following communication from the regulator in February 2022. However, the move comes as part of a wide-ranging set of potential further changes to the...

  • Business supply and services

    Ofgem’s Microbusiness Review and Business Energy TPIs

    Senior Writer, James Shaw and Lead Research Analyst, Naomi Potter discuss Ofgem’s Microbusiness Review. They look at how it will transform the way TPIs work with business energy suppliers and consumers.

  • Business supply and services

    Rising energy prices: What businesses can do to reduce risk and what’s next in terms of net zero.

    In this podcast, Dr. Craig Lowrey and Anna Moss discuss the challenges for businesses in times of unprecedented energy prices.  They explore questions such as why energy prices are rising so much and what steps businesses taken to reduce their risk? They also discuss what’s next for businesses in prices...

  • Commercial and market outlook

    Planning for an unknown future in the energy market

    Veronica Truman Robert Buckley discuss our Energy Perspective from this week. They cover why we decided to cover this topic, what changes are we seeing in the Default Tariff Cap and what is coming up this week.

  • Business supply and services

    The future of energy for smaller businesses

    Cornwall Insight is joined by Fflur Lawton from Smart Energy GB and Dr Jeff Hardy of Imperial College London to discuss the potential opportunities and impacts for smaller businesses and their customers from the uptake of smart meters and smarter and innovative energy business models. The smaller business community plays...

  • Home supply and services

    Cornwall Insight’s reaction to the government’s Energy Bills Rebate and Ofgem’s proposed Default Tariff Cap changes

    Here is Cornwall Insight's quick reaction to the government's Energy Bills Rebate and Ofgem's proposed Default Tariff Cap changes from Veronica Truman and Robert Buckley.

  • Business supply and services

    Difficult choices: Will government help really manage the energy crisis?

    Veronica Truman, Dr Craig Lowrey and Robert Buckley discuss the growing pressure for government intervention to limit the feared 50% rise in the Default Tariff Cap from 1 April. They review the options and the risks of unintended consequences as set out by Gareth Miller in Cornwall Insight’s weekly Energy...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Electric vehicle charging: unlocking the business models – with Punch Pubs

    This podcast is part of the TLT & Cornwall Insight podcast series. Here we focus on the important topic of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In this podcast, Lead Research Analyst Emma is joined by report contributors Maria Connolly, Head of Clean Energy & Real Estate at TLT and Stephen Allen,...

  • Low carbon generation

    Unlocking net zero strategies for businesses: An interview with Shoosmiths

    Cornwall Insight and the UK law firm Shoosmiths have published a report on net zero strategies for businesses. With an increasing number of businesses looking to align themselves with the UK government’s net zero by 2050 ambition, companies are looking to reduce their emissions and become sustainable organisations. Pressures from...

  • E-mobility and low carbon

    Electric vehicle charging: unlocking the business models – with Paua Tech

    This podcast is part of the TLT & Cornwall Insight podcast series. Here we focus on the important topic of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. In this podcast, Lead Research Analyst Emma is joined by report contributor Niall Riddell, Co-Founder and CEO of public charging specialist, Paua Tech. Niall shares his...

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