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.
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
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.
Stephen Cirell looks into how local authorities might be able to break into the energy storage market by aggregating capacity from EV fleets and embracing nascent vehicle-to-grid technology.
Our resident local authority expert Stephen Cirell explains why last year’s feed-in tariff cuts weren’t the only reason that councils have failed to progress solar PV projects.
Our local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses Scotland’s plans to launch its own energy company as revealed within the government’s energy strategy last week
Stephen Cirell discusses this week's industrial strategy and the role local authorities can play within its vision for the future.