• Publication EU Membership BREXIT: The Hotel California Syndrome
    September 10, 2018

    The Eagles song, Hotel California, has the memorable line: “you can check out any time you like. But you can never leave!”, which is a striking metaphor for the BREXIT negotiations. The full verse is:
  • Publication Water Who owns the water companies?
    July 24, 2018

    Who owns the water companies? Are publicly quoted companies better than private equity and infrastructure owned companies? Does it really matter? All sorts of claims are being made, and the merit of the discussion is that it asks very good questions...
  • Publication Energy The Nuclear RAB Model
    June 12, 2018

    If the government decides to invest in further nuclear power station projects, it should obviously try to do so at minimum cost. The Secretary of State, Greg Clark, has suggested...
  • Publication Energy BREXIT and its implications for the British energy market
    April 24, 2018

    Of all the contributions Britain has made over the four decades of membership, the creation of the Internal Energy Market (IEM) stands out....
  • Video Energy The Cost of Energy Review and Technical Change
    April 18, 2018

    Presentation for BEIS "Towards Successful Commercialisation" event
  • Publication Regulation RIP RPI-X Regulation - OFWAT and OFGEM nail down the coffin
    April 17, 2018

    RPI-X regulation has had a good run. It was a deceptively simple idea: fix the prices and leave everything else to the companies and the markets to sort out how best to maximise profits by minimising costs. That simplicity was its great strength...
  • Video Energy Burn Out - The endgame for fossil fuels
    March 6, 2018

    A summary of my new book now available in paper back. March 2018 by Yale University Press.
  • Publication Water Water Boarding
    February 14, 2018

    The water industry is in play - with the regulators, and with the politicians. Labour proposes to renationalise the water companies, and the government and the regulators are determined to toughen up the regulation to show that privatisation works for...
  • Video Water Water Boarding
    February 14, 2018

    The water industry is in play - with the regulators, and with the politicians. Labour proposes to renationalise the water companies, and the government and the regulators are determined to toughen up the regulation to show that privatisation works for...
  • Video Energy Peak oil demand and long run oil prices by Dale and Fattouh: a critique
    February 12, 2018

    The challenge of climate change has left the oil companies on the back foot. What do they do? They are beholden to their shareholders, who look to their dividends and in many cases treat them as proxies for utilities. Those dividends are built on oil...
  • Publication Energy Peak oil demand and long run oil prices by Dale and Fattouh: a critique
    January 24, 2018

    The challenge of climate change has left the oil companies on the back foot. What do they do? They are beholden to their shareholders, who look to their dividends and in many cases treat them as proxies for utilities. Those dividends are built on oil...
  • Video Energy The cost of energy review
    November 22, 2017

    Cost of energy review: Presentation for Oxford Martin School
  • Publication Energy Cost of energy review: independent report
    October 25, 2017

    Independent review undertaken by Professor Dieter Helm CBE puts forward his proposals on how to reduce costs in the power system in the long-term whilst ensuring the UK meets its climate change targets.
  • Publication Energy Burn Out - The endgame for fossil fuels
    August 1, 2017

    A summary of my new book published in March 2017 by Yale University Press.
  • Presentation Energy Endgame for Fossil Fuels
    May 31, 2017

    Presentation for Green Finance Summit 2017
  • Presentation Energy Retail Prices & Regulation
    May 30, 2017

    Video presentation for South East Europe Commision, REKK Foundation
  • Presentation Environment Natural Capital & Sustainable Economic Growth
    May 24, 2017

    Presentation for University of Oxford, Plant Science department
  • Publication Environment Waste Policy - tidying up the mess we are in
    May 18, 2017

    Out-of-sight and out-of-mind could be the motto of waste policy over the last few decades. We have dumped sewerage in our rivers and offshore, rubbish has gone to landfill sites, plastics into the sea and nuclear waste to storage sites. The results are..
  • Presentation Water The Future of Flood Management
    May 17, 2017

    Presentation for Floodex Conference
  • Presentation Energy Oil Prices, The Paris Agreement & The Endgame for Fossil Fuels
    May 16, 2017

    Presentation for ESRI
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