On Thursday 2 May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report outlining...
Brevia Energy, a dedicated division of Brevia Consulting, has a longstanding reputation for its expertise and experience in the UK energy sector. We advise energy businesses of all sizes, from innovative start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Our team reflects the breadth and complexity of the sector with experience in renewable and low-carbon energy, nuclear energy, nuclear reprocessing, nuclear waste, oil and gas, waste management, distributed energy, energy efficiency, cleantech, energy distribution and smart grids, and energy retail. Our global network of partners allows us to have a truly international perspective on energy policy developments.
The Conservative minority government formed in June 2017 has set out a number of priorities for the energy sector. These include new nuclear safeguards for when the UK leaves Euratom, rolling out smart meters, increasing take up of electric vehicles, implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and looking at extending price protection in the energy market. Nevertheless, the inherent instability of a minority government may make it difficult to deliver on these commitments. The Government’s reliance on every vote to pass laws may lead to compromises that have unforeseen or unintended outcomes for industry. Although the need for a long-term policy framework that would give companies the confidence to invest is widely recognised, the energy industry will continue to be plagued by political and security risks for the foreseeable future.
Our consultants understand these risks and advise clients on implications of key policy developments. We support our clients in actively engaging with policy makers, and in making the case for a stable and supportive regulatory environment.