Energy Intensive Users Group Comments on Government Response to the Helm Review on the Costs of Energy

Commenting on the Business Secretary’s response to Professor Helm’s Cost of Energy Review, Stephen Elliott, Chair of the Energy Intensive Users Group, said:  “A year on from the review, energy intensive industries are dismayed that the Government still doesn’t have any immediate plan to reform the UK’s expensive electricity system. This is despite a 2017 […]

Open Letter to Prime Minister:

Avoiding a No Deal Brexit The Director General of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), Andrew Large, has today (12th October 2018) written an open letter to the Prime Minister expressing deep concern about the possibility of a “No Deal” Brexit outcome and the resulting risk of disruption. The text of that letter is reproduced […]

Chancellor’s Autumn Budget: Suggested Measures from the UK Paper Industry

The Director General of the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI), Andrew Large, has written to the Chancellor outlining some key recommendations for the forthcoming Budget scheduled for 29 October. Andrew highlighted that making paper is energy intensive, and notwithstanding huge improvements in efficiency and some support from Government, quickly increasing energy prices and a number […]

CPI Comments on the IPCC Special Report

The publication of the latest report (‘IPCC Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C – a first assessment’) reaffirms that to minimise the adverse effects of climate change, there needs to be substantial changes to the way energy and resources are used if decarbonisation targets are to be achieved. Acting on these priorities calls for huge […]

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