Energy MPs to take evidence on fuel-poverty, energy-efficiency and N. Sea oil industry regulator

fuel povertyMPs on the Energy Committee at the Westminster parliament – which is chaired SNP MP Angus MacNeil – will take evidence on energy-efficiency and fuel-poverty next week.

In addition, the committee will examine a range of issues –  including the overall performance of energy efficiency policies in the UK and  lessons learnt from Green Deal and ECO.

Presentations to MPs will be made on 3 November by:

  • Peter Broad, Policy Manager, Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Peter Smith, Head of Policy, National Energy Action
  • Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive, Energy Saving Trust
  • Grant Bourhill, Director of Smart Systems and Heat, Energy Technologies Institute

The committee will also take evidence later in the day from Sir Patrick Brown and Andy Samuel, respectively chairman and chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority, on the role of the regulator in the North Sea industry.

In response to the Wood Report – which called for MER collaboration from the industry –  the Government  set up the Oil and Gas Authority to maximise economic (MER) recovery of offshore petroleum. This one-off evidence session will examine how OGA intends to:

  • improve efficiency
  • revitalise exploration
  • drive investment, and
  • enhance collaboration on decommissioning

See also: for detailsThe 2016 Oil & Gas Collaboration Conference, Aberdeen

Getting MER from the UK North Sea

Careers signpostMeanwhile, the Energy Committee at the House of Commons is looking for an energy investment expert to provide specialist advice on a consultancy basis.

Inquiry: Investor confidence in the UK energy sector

Energy and Climate Change Committee

Applicants should be able to provide clear expert advice, on issues relating to investment in general and investment specifically in the energy sector  in writing and in oral presentations to Energy MPs.

The successful applicant will work with committee support staff in the preparation of advice, briefing material and reports for the committee, particularly in relation to the Committee’s current inquiry – Investor confidence in the UK energy sector.

Apply to the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee at by 6 November 2015. See also:

Britain drops out of World Top 10 investor-attractive renewable energy markets (16 Sept 2015)

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