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CommentWire

UK energy: cutting in the middleman

Third party intermediaries (TPIs) are currently involved in the majority of power and gas volume contracting in UK B2B energy markets, and this is likely to increase further with time. Indeed, their position is cemented by market forces that have driven prices and volatility to record levels, as well as by an increasing drive towards sophisticated energy risk management products.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: don't bet the farm on emissions trading

As outlined in its newly-published energy review, the UK government has announced that its policy instrument of choice to encourage new nuclear build is a strong carbon market in Europe. If the European market is unable to deliver this, then additional UK incentives will be introduced to prop up the value of emission credits.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: fuel poverty focus could impact market dynamic

Fuel poverty (spending more than 10% of income on fuel) is rising, leading to calls for more investment in energy efficiency. However, recent Datamonitor research shows that utility executives are worried that more of the burden will fall on them. It would be worrying for competition if they were right, but the same research suggested that they may be being a little over anxious.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: government plans retaliation for delays

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: green investment, but where's the demand?

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: green marketing must be responsible marketing

For a large corporation to implement an ethical and environmentally responsible marketing strategy, every activity - internal and external - must fit with a responsible ethos. Energy companies should take note, as marketing environmentally responsible products concurrently with irresponsible marketing promotions may alienate valued customers.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jan 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: huge rise in Internet use expected

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: laying the blame at suppliers' doorsteps

According to consumer watchdog Energywatch, the UK residential energy market is "in danger of failing" following a tailing off in customer switching activity. However, suppliers may feel that laying the blame for this at their doorstep misrepresents the causes of low switching activity.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: making the right connection

Providing domestic and business customers with efficient new site connections may not seem an area likely to throw up many issues, but Ofgem, weighted down with customer complaints, has issued guidelines that, upon approval, would mean stricter controls are put in place. While the changes may prompt initial concerns, they should benefit both connection providers and customers in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK energy: negative gas margins are no surprise

Research commissioned by the Observer newspaper has stated that the UK's ex-monopoly electricity companies are making a loss of GBP200 to GBP500 million per annum on retailing gas to residential customers. This is due to the Centrica's control of the whole market's retail margin when it decides whether to record profit in gas production or retail, against the market share it expects to maintain.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2005

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