Davey and Goliath
23rd October 2013 | Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group
In the fight between Osborne and Davey, only one side can win; whatever the result, the ramifications for the future of UK energy will be much more significant than simply bruised egos.
Posts from 2013
Shale gas: the latest bandaid for UK energy supply
5th July 2013 | Tom Warwick
When preliminary tests for shale gas potential in the UK began in 2010, the results were fairly modest.
Green Deal - The saga continues...
28th June 2013 | Peter Rolton
Here we are, five months into the Government’s much-lauded Green Deal, and yesterday the DECC revealed its first monthly progress report on the scheme.
The Changing Face of Engineering
21st June 2013 | Peter Rolton
This week has been a significant one for the Rolton Group, and the ink has now dried on the management buyout. While David plans his next adventure, I have been thinking about how much the industry has changed since the first of the Rolton companies opened for business over three decades ago.
The Business Case for Sustainability
14th June 2013 | Kate Roche
The very narrowly overturned move that sought to amend the UK Energy Bill with a 2030 decarbonisation target said some interesting, if slightly predictable, things about the state of national politics.
Switching Off the Power to Keep the Lights Switched On
13th June 2013 | Peter Rolton
Starting this winter and continuing for the next four years, the National Grid is planning to offer financial rewards to the UK’s heaviest energy users in return for cutting their consumption at peak times.
The Dangers of Fracking With the German Beer Industry
7th June 2013 | Kate Roche
Cue the tenuous puns; fracking has hit the headlines again. This time it isn’t for fear of earthquakes or disturbance to wildlife, but the purity of water that is then used to produce… beer.