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 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
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.
Writing for Current± Stephen Cirell warns over the risks of the Big Six becoming the Big 10 or 12, and why the civic option for energy supply cannot be taken off the table as supply market volatility continues.
Local authority energy expert Stephen Cirell runs the mill over Portsmouth City Council’s decision to abandon its energy supply company
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell argues that for the public sector, and especially local government, there is no excuse not to be pursuing greener vehicle fleets.
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell follows on from news that Sadiq Khan might be rowing back on his Energy for Londoners vision, and suggests an alternative direction of travel for the capital’s mayor.
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell and APSE Energy’s Phil Brennan take a deep dive on the Merton Rule and its use in furthering the renewables cause.
Stephen Cirell discusses the government’s much-criticised clean air plan, the perceived faults within it, and what we should expect from them after the election has been decided.
Stephen Cirell takes a look at the burgeoning business model of local authorities establishing civic energy services companies on their counterparts’ behalf.
Stephen Cirell looks at recent developments in the US market and suggests how the public sector could provide the kind of surge the electric vehicle market is waiting for.