The winds of change – How offshore wind is set to dominate the UK’s energy landscape and what this auction means for the future of CfDs

The game has changed Monday’s CfD auction winners’ announcement revealed that two new offshore wind farms, with a capacity of 2336MW between them, would be able to generate energy at a strike price (the price that Government will guarantee to pay) of just £57.50 per MWh. To put this into perspective, DONG Energy’s Hornsea 1Read more

With big data comes big responsibility

With big data comes big responsibility Every week we’re seeing new warnings about how Brexit will impact different parts of the UK economy. Proposed changes to data protection rules have been highlighted as the latest concern after the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee published a report last week calling for “unhindered and uninterrupted”Read more

Five new social media stars of the 2017 Parliament

One month on from the General Election, the new intake of MPs has had a chance to bed in. And with the pressures of campaigning behind them, their voices as MPs in office – as opposed to candidates – are starting to take shape. For parliamentarians, social media is now a legitimate channel for politicalRead more

WA Investor Services analysis of the general election result

By this point, you might think that investors would be getting used to uncertainty. Uncertainty over Brexit. Uncertainty over Scottish independence. Uncertainty over who Boris Johnson might offend next. Last night’s general election result appears to be the next chapter in this book as Theresa May squandered a 20-point lead in the polls and isRead more

Playing her hand: May’s social care gamble

I bet Theresa May would make a mean poker player. When she retires from politics I reckon she could make a tidy living amongst the bright lights of Vegas – outwitting drunk tourists with her sleight of hand. No-one expected the Prime Minister to reveal such a bold social care policy, just days after newspapersRead more