Robert
Buckley

Head of relationship development

Phone: + 44 (0) 1603 542133
Email: r.buckley@cornwall-insight.com

Robert’s role is to work with Cornwall Insight’s customers to ensure they get the most out of their relationship with the company. This includes working with them as a strategic partner and advisor, ensuring that Cornwall Insight and its customers work together for mutual benefit. Robert has nearly 30 years of experience in consulting and advising participants in deregulated energy markets. He started Cornwall Insight’s retail energy market work in 2004 including its market share and third party intermediary (TPI) surveys and has contributed regularly to Cornwall Insight courses and research, including the Energy Spectrum bulletin. From 1992 to 2003 Robert helped establish a leading TPI for medium and larger business consumers and before that graduated in economics at the University of Exeter.

Latest thinking

Low carbon generation

Through the dark: Transformation for community energy

Community energy generation in Ireland is currently at a nascent stage, but developments in 2019 could see it become a major player in energy generation. Most community energy funding is spent on energy efficiency rather than energy generation. Our research indicates that there is as little as 6MW of community-owned...

Net zero corporates and ESG

Get ready for climate risk reporting?

On 30 April we released the latest copy of our Energy net zero. The publication takes an in-depth look at the UK's transition to a low carbon economy. The below is an extract from our Energy Perspective on Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). The article was originally published in the...

Low carbon generation

New transmission charge forecast will help generators managing cost uncertainty and volatility

Transmission network use of system (TNUoS) charges represent a significant proportion of operating costs for many renewables generators, often exceeding 50% of annual running costs. For some, as recently highlighted by SSE in a recent report and to Members of the Scottish Parliament, they could present a barrier to investment in generation...

Announcement

BBC interview | Robert Buckley discusses Ofgem’s price cap

Robert Buckley spoke to Felicity Hannah on BBC Five Live’s Wake up to Money programme ahead of Ofgem’s announcement to increase the default price cap by £96 to £1,138. Robert explained that a combination of a rise in wholesale prices and policy costs for renewable electricity, as well as the inclusion of £23.69...

Announcement

15 years on…

2020 marks 15 years since the inception of Cornwall Insight. Take a look at the infographic to see how the UK energy economy and Cornwall Insight have changed.

Commercial and market outlook

The PM’s 10-point plan: Further thoughts from our Energy Spectrum webinar

In our regular Energy Spectrum webinar on Tuesday 24 November, Senior Writer Nick Palmer and Head of Relationship Development Robert Buckley discussed the government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution. They considered what has led to this point, what is in the plan, what the reaction was to it...

Commercial and market outlook

Quick take on the Spending Review and National Infrastructure Strategy

Fresh from last week’s 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution and yesterday’s 2021 CFD auction plans, the Treasury has earlier today issued its Spending Review 2020 and alongside the much-anticipated National Infrastructure Strategy (NIS). Both flesh out the commitments made in the 10 Point Plan and, in the...

Announcement

15 years of Energy Spectrum and the Daily Bulletin

We have just passed a notable landmark with the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Energy Spectrum Service. Things started with the first Daily Bulletin on 13 September 2005 – the main news on that day was E.ON UK applying for planning to build a CCGT at Drakelow. It...

Business supply and services

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose: the RO late payment deadline

Today (11 November 2020) Ofgem has confirmed that there will be mutualisation of the 2019-20 Renewables Obligation. On Monday, in our 'Energy Spectrum' Perspective, we explained to customer’s why this was important and likely and what it means for the energy industry. Find out more about a free trial to Energy...