Independent energy consultant Stephen Cirell takes a look at the recent closures of local authority energy companies and asks what can be learnt about the market from them?
Stephen Cirell is an independent consultant specialising in local authority renewable energy projects. He is author of ‘A Guide to Solar PV Projects in Local Government’.
Recent articles by Stephen Cirell
Independent energy consultant Stephen Cirell takes a look at the findings of the recent Citizens Assembly, and the lessons that can be learnt about public support for decarbonisation.
Independent energy consultant Stephen Cirell takes a look at the regulatory barriers to onshore wind, and how the sector is changing.
Independant consultant Stephen Cirell discusses the levers the UK can use to ensure climate change is at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery.
Independent energy consultant Stephen Cirell takes a look at the challenges that face civic energy companies, and asks whether they could be coming to an end.
Independent energy consultant Stephen Cirell takes a look at Power for People’s Local Electricity Bill, asking whether it could make a real difference to the sector.
Independent commentator Stephen Cirell explores the importance of local government in ensuring the highest building standards can be used to improve energy efficiency
Independent consultant and commentator on the green agenda, Stephen Cirell discusses the benefits pursuing energy efficiency could have for the UK's economic recovery.
Stephen Cirell takes a glance at recent news that Portsmouth City Council is to wind down its energy company initiative Victory Energy, and what it means for a public sector ESCO market that had looked on the cusp of considerable growth.
Stephen Cirell and Geraint Lewis examine the need for an overhaul of motoring taxation as EV uptake skyrockets, and some of the potential solutions the government may well consider.
Stephen Cirell discusses the trend for crowdfunding local authority energy projects, and how they could help councils decarbonise more efficiently.
Stephen Cirell looks at the recent issue of councils and local authorities issuing climate emergencies, and how they might drive the deployment of more renewable energy.