01 Jun 2017
Headlines on new technology in the car industry have been coming thick and fast. As Tesla’s market cap surpasses GM, Volvo says it may not continue the development of diesel engines, Ford moves its driverless car lead to CEO, and Daimler agrees to supply vehicles for Uber’s self-driving fleet.
31 May 2017
Baringa Partners was delighted to host another successful regulatory roundtable on the 4th May. This time we welcomed a wide range of commodities market participants, from major utilities, oil and gas companies and commodities trading houses.
30 May 2017
The Liberal Democrats are usually bold with their environmental commitments, and their 2017 manifesto is no exception.
Reviving numerous proposals from their 2015 manifesto, the Liberal Democrats have pledged five new green laws – the Green Transport Act, a Zero-Carbon Britain Act, a Nature Act, a Green Buildings Act, and a Zero-Waste Act – all of which will impact the energy sector.
The biggest energy headline from the Conservative manifesto – a safeguard tariff on retail prices – was announced earlier in the election campaign. The full manifesto, released last Thursday, brought little more in the way of insight into the Conservative energy policy. For the most part, the manifesto re-iterated policy stances taken over the past two years.
26 May 2017
The current British government has reaffirmed its support for the development of the UK fracking industry, demonstrated over the last year by the decisions to overturn local council objections to fracking schemes in Lancashire and the East Midlands, and through Theresa May’s announcement that some fracking revenues should be distributed to communities and households. Despite this central government support there are a number of administrative, legal and operational complexities to navigate in order for the fracking industry to go full steam ahead, including a range of supply chain and logistical challenges: