Why do mad autocrats seem to become preoccupied with energy security?

By Stewart Dalby Vladimir Putin is not the only deranged dictator in history to have become preoccupied with his energy situation. Back in the period of 23 August 1942 to 2 February 1943 Hitler’s German army and its allies fought against the Soviet Union for the control of the City of Stalingrad. The battle was [...]

By |2022-03-03T19:59:33+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Articles, Features|Comments Off on Why do mad autocrats seem to become preoccupied with energy security?

After much dithering Britain’s government has found a way of easing household bills –it hopes!!.

By Stewart Dalby In recent years I have spent a lot of time being involved in the issue of British energy supply policy by writing about it and interviewing some of the key figures involved in the matter. So I felt confident last September that I could tell my friends and neighbours that most of [...]

By |2022-01-23T12:40:54+00:00January 20th, 2022|Features|Comments Off on After much dithering Britain’s government has found a way of easing household bills –it hopes!!.

India and China blight the COP26 deal by refusing to phase out coal

By Barney Smith The second week of COP 26 and its conclusion were no worse than we had expected, though that hardly commends the outcome. It seems that no country, (not even the host nation) was prepared to go the extra mile “for the planet”. But one might ask how important the future of the [...]

By |2021-11-18T11:23:01+00:00November 17th, 2021|Articles, Features|Comments Off on India and China blight the COP26 deal by refusing to phase out coal

The Energy crisis has exposed Britain’s governments’ persistent failure properly to regulate Britain’s energy market

By Stewart Dalby Leaving aside the problems of petrol and CO2 shortages, the current Energy Crisis is the most disruptive in more than 50 years, in that the exponential rise in the wholesale gas price has caused domestic housing gas and electrical bills to go up considerably as well. The crisis is also significant in [...]

By |2021-10-07T11:29:28+00:00October 7th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on The Energy crisis has exposed Britain’s governments’ persistent failure properly to regulate Britain’s energy market

This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

Last week on 9 September I published an article which said that recently the Financial Times had a lead story with a spokesman from Centrica the owner of British Gas saying soaring wholesale prices for energy, particularly gas, could raise domestic energy bills substantially They could also force energy intensive businesses to cut production and, [...]

By |2021-09-16T16:58:12+00:00September 16th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem

Recently the Financial Times had a lead story with a spokesman from Centrica the owner of British Gas saying soaring wholesale prices for energy, particularly gas, could raise domestic energy bills substantially They could also force energy intensive businesses to cut production and, in some cases shut down for a time. Gas prices have increased [...]

By |2021-09-10T17:24:06+00:00September 9th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem

The Prime Minister, Emissions and Electric cars.

.By Barney Smith On 18 November 2020, the Prime Minister produced his ten-point plan for the environment: a key point was on emissions and electric cars (EVs), including the eye-catching announcement  “From 2030 we will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans”. An announcement is one thing, but follow-up  is another.  [...]

By |2021-06-23T14:22:20+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Features|Comments Off on The Prime Minister, Emissions and Electric cars.

This is the third and final article in a series on domestic energy prices rising because leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

By Stewart Dalby. Towards the end of the second article, in this series I wrote that some small suppliers were obliged to cease trading because according to the energy regulators Ofgem they were “Unable to provide adequate customer service to customers”. I added that numerous legitimate and conscientious small suppliers faced a different set of [...]

By |2021-04-29T19:28:44+00:00April 29th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the third and final article in a series on domestic energy prices rising because leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator

By Stewart Dalby Towards the end of part one of our three article series on energy supply problems, I wrote that a recommendation had been made that customers should shop around and “switch” away from the leading energy companies to smaller, cheaper ones. This policy appeared to work for a while, in that towards the [...]

By |2021-04-18T16:20:27+00:00April 15th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator

Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem.

By Stewart Dalby Last week I received a letter, dated 24 March from my energy supplier, EDF. The company said it was going to put up my bill by an extra £127.78p or 9.3 per cent in early April 2021. This means a bill amounting to £1210 per annum.  I did wonder why my bill’s [...]

By |2021-04-07T15:48:48+00:00March 30th, 2021|energy pricing, Features|Comments Off on Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem.
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