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China’s electric car surge

China's plug-in electric vehicle sales are expected to reach 2 million by 2020 and have already surpassed the US. Local companies face competition from Tesla but Chinese firms dominate the electric vehicle market. However, continued sales growth is threatened by persistent regional protectionism, the unsustainability of these large subsidies, and widely reported cheating by some automakers.
FERC regulators and smart grids

Smarter Grids need Smarter Guidance

Governments and regulators intervene in markets all the time but as the electricity markets undergo dramatic change, it is not clear yet is who is responsible for what and what the rules are to guide market participant behaviors
Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs

Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs

Donald Trump was adamant that he will bring coal mining jobs back but this seems an impossible task given market forces, environmental policy and technology.
Brexit power station

Brexit and the impact on the UK Energy market

A detailed briefing looking at the impact of Brexit on the UK's energy markets, the potential impact on policy and an analysis of the market reaction
Hinkley Point C – History of a very British mess

Hinkley Point C – History of a very British mess

In 2006, the British government launched plans to build nuclear power reactors but a decade on the policy is failing due to high costs, problems of finance and it threatens new build across Europe. An analysis of the policy, its mistakes, current direction, implications and impact on Hinkley Point is discussed