General election ‘has increased energy investment risks’

  The main problem caused by the general election is that is has created more risk at a time when large energy investments are urgently required. That’s according to Jeremy Nicholson, Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG), who spoke to ELN outside Westminster Palace last Friday following the results of the national vote. He said: “Of […]

Decarbonisation ‘causing dramatic changes for utilities’

The largest European utilities have been hit by dramatic changes to the energy sector but most are now changing strategies to adapt. That’s according to a new report from S&P Global Ratings, which suggests the transition to a low carbon economy is creating a significant challenge for suppliers as renewable capacities are added in increasing […]

Energy workers and hiring managers ‘not on same page’

There is a growing disparity between the expectations of employees and hiring managers in several parts of the energy sector. That’s according to Airswift and Energy Jobline’s Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), which asked 16,000 workers from 156 countries what they thought about the industry they work in. In oil and gas, 44% of employees […]

The future of energy with Gab Barbaro

The energy sector is changing and the market is seeing massive innovation. That’s according to Gab Barbaro, Managing Director at British Gas Business, headline sponsor of the brand new Energy Live Future event on the 7th of June. He said: “We’re seeing new appliances that have better energy usage. We’ve got the Internet of Things where we’ve got billions […]

Primary schools get energy education scheme

An independent gas supplier has developed a series of energy based lesson plans. The ‘Bright Sparks’ education programme aims to give primary school pupils aged seven to 11 a basic idea of how energy supply works. CNG hopes it will help address the negative perception of the energy industry as a place of “confusion, doubt and even fear” by outlining […]

Merry Christmas from ELN

Here’s the thing you’ve been waiting for, our Christmas video, see if you can recognise yourself. Wishing you all the best for 2017 Merry Christmas from the ELN team

US carbon emissions lowest for 25 years

The level of energy-related carbon emissions in the US during the first six months of 2016 was the lowest since 1991. Its CO2 emissions were in total 2,530 million metric tons, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). That was due to a decrease in coal and natural gas consumption with both registering a drop of 18% […]

‘Family influence needed to encourage women in energy’

Family influence is needed to encourage more women into the energy sector. That’s according to Averil Macdonald, Professor at the University of Southampton. At the recent Energy Live 2015 conference she told ELN influence is “less about the education, it’s more about the careers advice and particularly the families”. Ms Macdonald added: “Families are the influencer […]

Are you celebrating women in STEM?

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Girl power for the energy sector

Could energy be the right career choice for women? This short film shows you which job in the sector best suits you.