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 FTSE 100 companies.
Our team reflects the breadth and complexity of the energy sector with extensive experience in exploration and refining, generation, transmission, distribution, supply and decommissioning. Our global network of partners allows us to have a truly international perspective on energy policy developments.
The stability created by the Conservatives’ winning a working majority of 80 at the 2019 General Election should have provided the space for long-term policy-making. However, the COVID-19 crisis has impacted policy development and changed timings. The long-awaited Energy White Paper was published at the end of 2020 and COP26 has been moved to November 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic is naturally focusing the efforts of government but, as economies rebuild, the sector has a key role to play in delivering growth. Furthermore, with COP26, significant opportunities now exist for companies to showcase their insight and technologies. Our consultants understand this. Not only do we have established networks across the policy landscape, we also know how to shape your messages to make them effective.
The Government has delivered on its commitment to publish its remaining net zero strategy documents ahead of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, with two weeks to spare. The Heat and Buildings Strategy, Net Zero Spending Review, as well as the overarching Net Zero Strategy were all published this week, albeit following months of delay. Publishing these documents was seen as crucial to the UK’s preparations ahead of hosting the summit. Despite this, the success of the conference continues to be riddled with uncertainty and doubts.
Last week Brevia Energy released the findings of its audit of the Government’s 2020 Energy White Paper. The results, which were covered by Energy Live News, highlighted how nearly half of the commitments included in the Energy White Paper have been hit or look likely to be reached. However, the research also showed that answers to the ‘Who Pays?’ question remain needed. With the Government expected to publish both its Net Zero Strategy and Heat and Buildings strategy soon, greater detail on that may be soon forthcoming. That is likely to provoke debate about the direction of policy and open new fronts for businesses to make their case about how the net zero transition should be delivered.
Since the beginning of August 2021, the UK has experienced a record increase in gas prices, which has grown into a retail energy crisis that has already caused ten suppliers to exit the market this year. This crisis is the product of several factors, which the UK Government will seek to remedy in the short term and avoid in the long term. This means regulatory reforms are almost inevitable. Once the crisis is over and government turns to reforming the UK’s retail energy market, businesses that operate within it must actively engage with policymakers and regulators to ensure their voices are heard.
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