Cornwall Insight in the news – January 2020

We are proud that our experts are regularly featured in the media and news stories on a variety of topics across the energy sector. Here are just a few places we have been mentioned this January.

Our story on face-to-face energy sales on the rise was used by several publications, including Daily Mail, The Times and Electrical Review. Commenting on the increase Hannah Treacy an Analyst at Cornwall Insight, said: “The removal of the Whole of Market requirements for Ofgem-accredited price comparison websites (PCWs) has meant that small and growing suppliers without commercial arrangements with these sites have had to find alternative routes to market.”

We were also featured in the Sunday Times, and The Daily Telegraph where Ed Reed, our Head of Training reflected on the decade and how the energy sector and customer bills changing. He explained, “The part of the typical household electricity bill attributable to energy policy scheme costs has risen from about 10% at the start of the decade to just under a third.”

James Brabben, our Wholesale Manager, hit international waters appearing on France24, Kuwait Times and The Taipei Times, with his comments on how Britain has become a global leader in offshore wind energy.

The second in the series of the future network research papers – Future networks – flexibility platforms – hit the headlines in Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and PV Magazine.

Tim Dixon’s thoughts were sought after by Recharge where he discussed the challenges of subsidy-free projects stating “the main challenge for any investor is how you make such subsidy-free projects bankable when you are relying on the volatile wholesale market for market revenue.”

Earlier this month, Anna Moss, our Retail Manager discussed the growth of smart home technology in This is Money and suggested that smart tech is not the reserve of the young.

Cornwall Insight’s research on the renewables pipeline was included in Renewables Now, Recharge, Business Green, Windfair, Renews. With Lucy Dolton quoted saying that “there is little surprise that so much of the total pipeline is awaiting construction – due to the underlying political uncertainty coupled with the lack of available support schemes, dampening investors’ confidence.”

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