Alex Meredith

DECC’s gas strategy is a huge gamble for the UK energy consumer.   The Government just took your future energy bills and placed them on a horse named Shale. Whichever way...

With in-trays still jammed with the Energy Bill and a big announcement on gas expected today, energy policy-makers have had a busy week domestically.  Now to take on the rest of...

Another week, another big call for energy policy.  Following last week’s Energy Bill, it is time for Ed Davey to point the way on the use of unconventional gas supplies.  He...

The FT broke the story, but Damian Carrington at the Guardian has put it in clearest context.  The blocking of the appointment of David Kennedy as the new permanent secretary to...

In a year when ‘omnishambles’ took all the laurels for new political vocabulary my personal favourite is the ‘energy trilemma’.  How does a government in a country of fully privatised energy...

There is a depressing lack of imagination to Nick Boles’ proposed solution to our housing problems.  Essentially it boils down to ‘build more‘.  The only nuance in the argument as far...

Tony Blair arrived back in the UK to thrust his well worn stick into another bee’s nest issue over the weekend – this time Europe.  I hope our leaders were listening....

Trying to thrash out a climate deal in a city built on oil and gas is like debating drugs policy in Afghanistan.   That is; a good idea.   The sight of a...