Commenting on the Queen's Speech of 11 May 2021, Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK's chief executive said:
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Steve Crabb has been appointed to the role of independent Chair of the Vulnerability Commitment.
Energy UK, Ofgem and Energy & Utility Skills lead energy sector’s drive towards 50:50 gender representation
Energy UK, the trade association for the energy industry, and Ofgem, the sector’s regulator, will be the first organisations from the energy sector to partner with BBC’s ‘50:50 The Equality Project’, which aims to improve gender representation and deliver cultural change in the workplace.
Energy companies and other industries are now taking part in workplace COVID-19 testing schemes which – following calls from Energy UK on behalf of its members – were expanded to include the option for home testing.
Commenting on the Government’s announcement that it will enshrine in law an emissions targets of 78% by 2035 Energy UK’s Chief Executive, Emma Pinchbeck, said:
650,000 customers switched electricity supplier in March – the second highest number ever recorded by Energy UK’s monthly figures.
A new report, published today by Energy UK, assesses the future options for enabling Electric Vehicle (EV) owners to benefit from smart charging.
Energy UK and Energy Networks Association members and the industry trade unions are encouraging people to remain focused, keep colleagues and customers safe, and ensure there is no room for complacency during the relaxation of government’s rules.
The first annual survey held by industry-wide LGBTQ+ network Pride in Energy has found that 35% of respondents have witnessed or experienced discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation in the last five years. Much of this blatant discrimination was particularly aimed at those with gender diversity.
Energy UK in partnership with Ofgem will host the second Inclusion, Equality and Diversity Conference on 28 and 29 April.
Commenting on the Government's announcement on energy efficiency spending Energy UK's Chief Executive, Emma Pinckbeck, said: