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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK emissions targets: heads buried in the sand

The UK government has outlined a GBP40 million plan to trial pumping CO2 emissions from power plants to old gas fields under the North Sea. Although new initiatives are needed to reduce CO2 emissions, important questions need to be asked about this proposal both on the grounds of financial viability and environmental legality.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK emissions targets: the price of fresh air

The UK has adopted ambitious emissions reduction targets, exceeding its Kyoto requirements. While laudable in theory, this zeal may result in further loss of competitiveness by energy intensive industries in the UK, and result in more businesses migrating to countries with lower energy costs.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK emissions: setting world's most ambitious reduction target is a small step in the right direction

The UK coalition government has announced plans to adopt the world's most ambitious target for the reduction of emission levels. However, for this target to be met, the country's energy industry will have to change dramatically, as will the fundamental design of the energy market.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2011
Expert View
Expert View

UK employees prefer home working

A study conducted in November 2007 by Affiniti, a communications integrator, and ICM Research, involving 1,000 workers across the UK, sought to identify the top employee issues in the workplace and the factors that will transform the way organizations operate. The survey found that remote working and environmental policies look set to move UK staff from the office into the home.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2007
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK endowment products: scandals trigger irreversible decline

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy bills: consumers need to take advantage of switching

Research undertaken by uSwitch has revealed the apparent existence of a "postcode lottery" of energy bills, whereby energy companies charge customers a different amount depending on where they live. However, the ultra-competitive UK retail energy market means that the onus is on the consumer to shop around and make the most of the potential savings on offer by switching provider.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2010
Expert View
Expert View

UK energy buyers remain nervous about committing to longer-term contracts

With competition for business energy customers increasingly fierce, UK suppliers are keen to tie their clients into longer contracts. Some of them, such as Centrica and RWE npower, have been reasonably successful in that. Overall, however, suppliers are not having much luck with extending contract tenure, with the average electricity contract getting three months shorter between 2004 and 2005.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2005
Expert View
Expert View

UK energy customers can't get no satisfaction

M&A activity in the UK's energy sector during 2001-02 gave the likes of npower and Powergen large numbers of new customers. However, Datamonitor's Mikhail Masokin argues that utilities may find it difficult to hang on to both new and existing clients, especially at the top end of the market, unless they drastically improve their largely inadequate customer service standards...

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2003
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK energy drinks: V's market will grow, but so will the competition

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2001
Expert View
Expert View

UK energy efficiency market will consolidate in 2009

UK energy service company Greenrock Energy is seeking GBP10 million of investment to enter the energy efficiency market through the establishment of a new firm which will provide renewable heating and cooling systems, primarily to public sector buildings. Yet while the long term outlook for the UK energy efficiency industry is strong, challenges in the short term may lead to consolidation.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jun 2009

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