The European Commission has today published “Towards more efficient and fairer retail services in the internal market for 2020”.
The GB energy markets regulator, Ofgem, has today published its preliminary conclusions from the first phase of its review of the way in which the British electricity transmission system operator, National Grid, is incentivised.
The European PPP Expertise Centre (EPEC), at the European Investment Bank (EIB), has published a Guide to Guidance designed to assist public officials responsible for the procurement and implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects.
The 18th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS) took place on 28-30 June in Tokyo.
Frontier (Europe) consultant Anton Burger has recently published a paper in the academic journal Economics Letters, considering the investment effects of price caps under imperfect competition.
The UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) today published its response to a super-complaint from Consumer Focus, a statutory consumer body, relating to tax free savings products, known as cash ISAs in the UK.
The Spanish Association for Energy Economics held a seminar today on how transmission investment can facilitate a low carbon economy and the challenges these investments face.
Utility Week’s 25 June 2010 edition includes an article by Anna Wilson and Rob Francis of Frontier (Europe) on the potential role of water trading in the UK.
Iain Duncan Smith, UK Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, yesterday outlined the steps he plans to take to reform Britain’s pension system.
The Colombian government has recently relaxed restrictions introduced last September in the power and gas sectors because of problems arising from the El Niño weather phenomenon.
OSIPTEL, the telecoms regulator of Peru, organised a Public Hearing on 22 June to consult on the proposed productivity factor to be applied in the period 2010-2013.
The United Kingdom government has begun the difficult task of deciding how to reduce the deficit.
The Future of Banking Commission has today delivered its findings to the Government, calling for profound reform of the banking system.
On 12 May 2010 senior management staff at RWE Power ran a workshop in Essen to discuss the flexibility of the future European electricity system and the outlook for stationary power storage.
The number and variety of promotional offers in the retail world continues to grow, as common now in banks, pubs and hotels as in any department store, and seen in July as often as January.
In March 2010, Ofcom published the results of its investigation into the Pay TV sector.
Frontier (Europe) staff presented at this year’s CRRI conference on postal and delivery economics in Porvoo, Finland.
The OFT has today launched a review of barriers to entry, expansion and exit in UK retail banking, to identify any obstacles facing new entrants and smaller banks seeking to expand.
In March 2008, the UK Energy regulator, Ofgem, announced the “RPI-X@20” review, a two year project to review the workings of the current approach to regulating the UK’s energy networks and develop future policy recommendations.
Tesco today announced its support for the proposal by the new UK coalition Government to ban the sale of alcohol at below cost price.