A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom that came into existence on 1 January 2009. [1]
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July 2013

Review of DECC Policy

June 2013

Minutes of EvidenceHC 180

  • Mark Stokes, Managing Director, Utilyx Asset Management gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Ed Gill, Good Energy gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Richard Tarboton, BT gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Colin Baines, Campaigns Manager, Co-operative Group gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Councillor Colin Hall, Deputy Leader, London Borough of Sutton gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Anthony Weight, Cornwall Council gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Philip Wolfe, Chairman, Westmill Solar Co-operative gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Howard Johns, Director, Ouse Valley Energy Services Company (OVESCO) Limited gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]
  • Ian Bright, Managing Director, Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC) gave evidence on 10 Jun. [124]

Smart Meter roll-out

  • Maxine Frerk, Ofgem gave evidence on 4 Jun. [119]
  • Baroness Verma, DECC gave evidence on 4 Jun. [119]
  • Daron Walker, DECC gave evidence on 4 Jun. [119]
  • Jacqui Russell, DECC gave evidence on 4 Jun. [119]
  • Maxine Frerk, Ofgem gave evidence on 4 Jun. [120]
  • Baroness Verma, DECC gave evidence on 4 Jun. [120]
  • Daron Walker, DECC gave evidence on 4 Jun. [120]
  • Jacqui Russell, DECC gave evidence on 4 Jun. [120]

UK Oil Refining

  • David Blakemore, Director General, Phillips 66 gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Andrew Gardner, Grangemouth Refinery Commercial Manager, Petroineos gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Volker Bernd Schultz, CEO, Essar Oil gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Chris Hunt, Director General, UKPIA gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Teresa Sayers, Chief Executive, Downstream Fuel Association gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Andrew Owens, Greenergy International gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Colin Horton, Oikos Storage gave evidence on 11 Jun. [121]
  • Ed Mitchell, Environment Agency gave evidence on 25 Jun. [122]
  • Neil Davies, Environment Agency gave evidence on 25 Jun. [122]
  • Roger Hunter, Shell gave evidence on 25 Jun. [122]
  • Stephen George, Principal Consultant, KBC Process Technology Ltd gave evidence on 25 Jun. [122]
  • Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, DECC gave evidence on 25 Jun. [122]
  • Sarah Rhodes, DECC gave evidence on 25 Jun. [122]

May 2013

Bioenergy

  • Harry Huyton, RSPB gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • Dr Raphael Slade, Imperial College gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • Hamish Macleod, BSW Timber gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • Alastair Kerr, Director General, Wood Panel Industries Federation gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • Dorothy Thompson, Drax Group PLC gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • Todd Bush, Sales and Marketing Director, Green Circle Bioenergy (US Industrial Pellets Association) gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • Marcus Whately, Director, Estover Energy Ltd gave evidence on 21 May. [117]
  • John Smith, GB Railfreight gave evidence on 21 May. [117]

Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty

  • Andrew Wright, Ofgem gave evidence on 21 May. [118]
  • Sarah Harrison, Ofgem gave evidence on 21 May. [118]
  • Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change gave evidence on 21 May. [118]
  • Rachael Crisp, DECC gave evidence on 21 May. [118]
  • Gareth Baynham-Hughes, DECC gave evidence on 21 May. [118]

Examination of Witness

Minutes of EvidenceHC 180

Smart Meter Roll-Out

April 2013

Energy Prices, Profits and Poverty

Smart Meter Roll-out

  • Mike Mitcham, Stop Smart Meters! (UK) gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Dr Liz Evans, Stop Smart Meters! (UK) gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Dr Jill Meara, Public Health England gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Dr John Swanson, Biological Effects Policy Advisory Group gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Audrey Gallacher, Consumer Focus gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Allen Creedy, Federation of Small Businesses gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Sean Weir, SmartReach Consortium gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Tony Taylor, Energy Services and Technology Association gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]
  • Hans Kristiansen, Orsis (UK) Limited gave evidence on 23 Apr. [110]

March 2013

Energy prices, profits and poverty

Green Deal Watching Brief

Renewable Heat Incentive

February 2013

A Severn Barrage?

Gas Generation Strategy

Green Deal Watching Brief

Minutes of EvidenceHC 142

Ofgem Annual Report and Accounts

  • Alistair Buchanan CBE, Ofgem gave evidence on 26 Feb. [105]
  • Andrew Wright, Ofgem gave evidence on 26 Feb. [105]

January 2013

A Severn Barrage?

  • Rt Hon Peter Hain, MP for Neath, British Labour Party gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Martin Mansfield, Wales TUC General Secretary gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Andy Richards, Wales Secretary, Unite the Union in Wales, President, Wales TUC gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Martin Spray CBE, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Kate Jennings, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Dr Simon Pryor, National Trust gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Martin Salter, Angling Trust gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Simon Bird, Bristol Port Company gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Matthew Kennerley, Associated British Ports Port Director, South Wales gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Professor Tim Broyd, Engineering the Future gave evidence on 10 Jan. [99]
  • Gregory Shenkman, Chairman, Hafren Power Ltd gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Anthony Pryor CBE, Chief Executive, Hafren Power Ltd gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Ian Gardner, Arup gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Professor Roger A Falconer, Cardiff University gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Andre Karihaloo, Head of Operations, Hafren Power gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Andrew Shirley, Country Land and Business Association gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Johnny Gowdy, Programme Director, Regen SW gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Rupert Armstrong Evans, Proprietor, Evans Engineering and Power Company Ltd gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]
  • Vincent de Laleu, EDF Energy gave evidence on 30 Jan. [102]

DECC Annual Report and Accounts

  • Rt. Hon. Ed Davey MP, DECC gave evidence on 23 Jan. [101]
  • Phil Wynn Owen, DECC gave evidence on 23 Jan. [101]
  • Vanessa Nicholls, DECC gave evidence on 23 Jan. [101]
  • Simon Virley, DECC gave evidence on 23 Jan. [101]

The impact of shale gas on energy markets

December 2012

Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Energy Bill

Minutes of EvidenceHC 845

The Impact of Shale Gas on Energy Markets

November 2012

Building New Nuclear: The Challenges Ahead

Investment in Energy Infrastructure and the Energy Bill

  • Ian Temperton, Climate Change Capital gave evidence on 13 Nov. [93]
  • Peter Atherton, Independent Energy Analyst gave evidence on 13 Nov. [93]
  • Nick Gardiner, Senior Director, Energy and Infrastructure, BNP Paribas and member of the Low Carbon Finance Group gave evidence on 13 Nov. [93]
  • Ian Simm, Chief Executive, Impax Asset Management and member of the Low Carbon Finance Group gave evidence on 13 Nov. [93]
  • Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, DECC gave evidence on 20 Nov. [94]
  • Simon Virley, DECC gave evidence on 20 Nov. [94]
  • Jonathan Brearley, DECC gave evidence on 20 Nov. [94]
  • Phil Wynn Owen, DECC gave evidence on 20 Nov. [94]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 785

October 2012

Building New Nuclear: The ChallengEs Ahead

  • Mr Vincent de Rivaz, EDF gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Mr Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, EDF gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Mr Rupert Steel, Director of Regulation, Scottish Power/Iberdrola gave evidence on 23 Oct. [89]
  • Mr Chris Anastasi, International Power, GDF Suez gave evidence on 23 Oct. [89]
  • Sir Bernard Ingham, Secretary, Supporters of Nuclear Energy gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Sir William McAlpine, Chairman, Supporters of Nuclear Energy gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Richard George, Greenpeace UK gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Nick Butler, visiting professor of Public Policy at King’s College, London, a contributor to the FT on energy issues gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Mr Rupert Steele, Director of Regulation, Scottish Power/Iberdrola gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]
  • Dr Chris Anastasi, International Power, GDF Suez gave evidence on 23 Oct. [88]

Consumer engagemenT with energy markets

Inclusion of international aviation and shipping emissions in carbon budgets

September 2012

Building New Nuclear: The Challenges Ahead

  • Alyn Jones, Lead Officer, New Nuclear Local Authorities Group gave evidence on 11 Sep. [92]
  • Professor Nick Pidgeon, Cardiff University gave evidence on 11 Sep. [92]
  • Bob Brown, Sedgemoor District Council gave evidence on 11 Sep. [92]
  • John Earp, Fellow, of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Nuclear Institute but representing the Institution of Civil Engineers gave evidence on 11 Sep. [92]
  • Dr Tim Fox, Institution of Mechanical Engineers gave evidence on 11 Sep. [92]
  • Steve Geary, Skills Strategy Director, CITB Construction Skills gave evidence on 11 Sep. [92]

CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT WITH ENERGY MARKETS

July 2012

DECC: Departmental Priorities

The Economics of Wind Power 

The Road to UNFCCC COP 18 and Beyond

  • Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State gave evidence on 3 Jul. [81]
  • Pete Betts, Director, International Climate Change gave evidence on 3 Jul. [81]

June 2012

Examination of Witness

  • John Ashton CBE, Former UK Special Representative for Climate Change gave evidence on 21 Jun. [80]

THE Draft Energy Bill

May 2012

Minutes of EvidenceHC 117

Minutes of EvidenceHC 138

  • Trewin Restorick, CEO Global Action Plan gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Bex McIntosh, Global Action Plan gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • James Murray, BusinessGreen gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Rhian Kelly, CBI gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Dr Andy Johnston, LGIU/Local Energy gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Paul Wilson, DECC gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Niall Mackenzie, DECC gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Neil Emmott, Environment Agency gave evidence on 17 May. [72]
  • Tony Grayling, Environment Agency gave evidence on 17 May. [72]

The Road to UNFCCC COP 18 and Beyond

April 2012

The impact of potential Scottish independence on energy and climate change

March 2012

Low-Carbon Growth Links with China

February 2012

Bioenergy

FUEL POVERTY IN THE PRIVATE RENTED AND OFF-GRID SECTORS

January 2012

Consumption-Based Emissions Reporting

  • Greg Barker MP, DECC gave evidence on 31 Jan. [64]
  • Sara Eppel, Defra gave evidence on 31 Jan. [64]

ELECTRICITY MARKET REFORM TECHNICAL UPDATE

Fuel poverty in the private rented and off-grid sectors

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1646

  • Dr Keith Allott, WWF-UK gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Eric Lounsbury, Carbon Trust gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Guy Shrubsole, Public Interest Research Centre gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Chris Tuppen, Aldersgate Group gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Dr Wendy Benson, Principal Adviser, West Sussex county council gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Michael Berners-Lee, Small World Consulting gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Richard Leafe, Chief Executive, Lake District national park gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Richard Sharland, Head of Environmental Strategy, Manchester city council gave evidence on 17 Jan. [59]
  • Ben Golding, DECC gave evidence on 31 Jan. [65]
  • Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE, Defra gave evidence on 31 Jan. [65]
  • Gregory Barker MP, DECC gave evidence on 31 Jan. [65]

December 2011

OUtcomes frOm Durban UNFCCC COP 17

  • Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [56]
  • Greg Barker MP, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [56]
  • Pete Betts, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [56]
  • Ben Lyon, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [56]

SOLAR POWER FEED-IN TARIFFS

  • Chloe Smith MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 1 Dec. [50]
  • Jonathan Mills, HM Treasury gave evidence on 1 Dec. [50]

The Future of Marine Renewables in the UK

  • Hannah Nixon, Ofgem gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]
  • Stuart Cook, Ofgem gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]
  • Harry Huyton, RSPB gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]
  • John Callaghan, Crown Estate gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]
  • Greg Barker MP, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]
  • Trevor Raggatt, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]
  • Duarte Figueira, DECC gave evidence on 13 Dec. [57]

November 2011

Consumption-based Emissions Reporting

DEPARTMENTAL ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS

Minutes of EvidenceHC 1646

Ofgem Annual Report and Accounts 2010-11

  • Alistair Buchanan CBE, Ofgem gave evidence on 15 Nov. [49]
  • Andrew Wright, Ofgem gave evidence on 15 Nov. [49]

Solar power feed-in tariffs

THE FUTURE OF MARINE RENEWABLES IN THE UK

October 2011

BROADBAND IN WALES

  • David Williams, Avanti gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Alastair Davidson, Managing Director, Government, Mobile, Enterprise gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Julian McGougan, Arqiva gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Phil Sheppard, Director of Network Strategy gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Julie Minns, Three gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Richard Rumbelow, Everything Everywhere gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Rhodri Williams, Director, Wales gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • David Clarkson, Competition Technology gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]
  • Matthew Conway, Ofcom gave evidence on 11 Oct. [46]

EU Emissions Trading System

The EU Emissions Trading System

September 2011

7 September 2011

July 2011

The UK's Energy Supply: Security or Independence?

UK Energy Supply: Security or Independence?

June 2011

A European Supergrid

Japanese earthquake and tsunami: implications for the UK nuclear industry

Ofgem's Retail Market Review

UK Energy Supply: Security or Independence?

May 2011

A European Supergrid

IMPLICATIONS FOR THE NORTH SEA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY OF THE BUDGET 2011

  • Robin Davis, Global Vice-President, Business Improvement, Subsea 7 and co-chair of Oil and Gas UK gave evidence on 4 May. [27]
  • Paul Warwick, ConocoPhillips, co-chair of Oil and Gas UK gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Malcolm Webb, Oil and Gas UK gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Steve Jenkins, Chairman, OGIA and CEO of Nautical Petroleum gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Alan Booth, Director of OGIA and CEO of Encore Oil Plc gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, Department for Energy and Climate Change gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Justine Greening MP, HM Treasury gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Simon Toole, Department for Energy and Climate Change gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Mike Williams, HM Treasury gave evidence on 4 May. [28]
  • Robin Davies, Global Vice-President, Business Improvement, Subsea 7 and co-chair of Oil and Gas UK gave evidence on 4 May. [28]

Ofgem's Retail Market Review

  • Phil Bentley, British Gas gave evidence on 11 May. [30]
  • Martin Lawrence, EDF Energy, Managing Director, Energy Sourcing and Customer Supply gave evidence on 11 May. [30]
  • Sara Vaughan, E.ON UK, Director of Regulation and Energy Policy gave evidence on 11 May. [30]
  • David Mannering, RWE npower, Director of Economic Regulation gave evidence on 11 May. [30]
  • Alistair Phillips-Davies, Scottish and Southern Energy, Energy Supply Director gave evidence on 11 May. [30]
  • John Campbell, Scottish Power, CEO of Scottish Power Generation gave evidence on 11 May. [30]

UK Energy Supply: Security or Independence?

April 2011

Shale Gas

March 2011

Electricity Market Reform

Shale Gas

February 2011

CORRECTED TRANSCRIPT OF ORAL EVIDENCE To be published as HC 742-iii

ELECTRICITY MARKET REFORM

Shale Gas

January 2011

Electricity Market Reform

  • Alistair Buchanan, Ofgem gave evidence on 18 Jan. [16]
  • Andrew Wright, Ofgem, Gave Evidence gave evidence on 18 Jan. [16]
  • Tim Tutton, Independent Adviser gave evidence on 25 Jan. [17]

December 2010

The Big Six Energy Companies

The revised draft National Policy Statements on energy

UN Climate Change Conference, Cancun

  • Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change gave evidence on 15 Dec. [15]
  • Gregory Barker MP, Minister of State for Climate Change gave evidence on 15 Dec. [15]
  • Mr Pete Betts, Director, International Climate Change gave evidence on 15 Dec. [15]
  • Harriet Thompson, Department of Energy and Climate Change gave evidence on 15 Dec. [15]

November 2010

Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

THE COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW AND DECC

The Comprehensive Spending Review and the Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Phil Wynn-Owen, Director General for National Climate Change and Consumer Support gave evidence on 24 Nov. [13]
  • Simon Virley, Director General for Energy Markets and Infrastructure gave evidence on 24 Nov. [13]
  • Edmund Hosker, Director General for Corporate and Professional Services gave evidence on 24 Nov. [13]
  • Moira Wallace OBE, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 24 Nov. [13]

The revised draft National Policy Statements on energy

October 2010

Emissions Performance Standards

Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

  • Mr Steve Walker, Head of Health and Safety Executive's Offshore Division gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]
  • Mr Philip Naylor, Maritime and Coastguard Agency gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]
  • Dr Jonathan Wills, Independent Councillor for Lerwick South—Shetland Islands—and freelance environmental consultant gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]
  • Ms Susie Wilks, ClientEarth, Biodiversity Lawyer gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]
  • Mr Roland Festor, Managing Director, Total EandP UK Ltd gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]
  • Mr Richard Cohagan, Managing Director, Chevron UK Ltd gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]
  • Mr Brent Cheshire, Managing Director, DONG Exploration and Production UK Ltd gave evidence on 26 Oct. [4]

The effect on energy usage of extending British Summer Time

September 2010

Implications of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

  • Paul King, Transocean gave evidence on 7 Sep. [2]
  • Malcolm Webb, Oil and Gas UK gave evidence on 7 Sep. [2]
  • Mark McAllister, Chair, Oil Spill Prevention, Response and Advisory Group (OSPRAG) gave evidence on 7 Sep. [2]
  • Dr Tony Hayward, BP, Plc gave evidence on 15 Sep. [3]
  • Mr Bernard Looney, Managing Director, BP North Sea gave evidence on 15 Sep. [3]
  • Mr Mark Bly, BP, Plc gave evidence on 15 Sep. [3]

The Work of the Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change gave evidence on 15 Sep. [10]
  • Moira Wallace, DECC gave evidence on 15 Sep. [10]
  • Phil Wynn Owen, Director General, National Climate Change and Consumer Support gave evidence on 15 Sep. [10]
  • Jonathan Brearley, Director, Energy Strategy and Futures gave evidence on 15 Sep. [10]