Benedict founded Helmsley Energy to provide specialist consultancy to support the global energy transition. He is a political consultant with over 15 years' experience in campaigns and advisory services.
Jamie is a consultant at Helmsley Energy, supporting political risk analysis, communications strategy and legislative engagement.
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Quick reaction from Helmsley Energy:
"Although the Energy Security Bill is prompted by the Ukraine crisis, UK energy markets have long needed an update.
Alongside the 'Review of Electricity Market Arrangements', the Bill could lead to the biggest year of change for UK energy in a decade."
"The Energy Security Bill will provide crucial direction for the management of the electricity system, through establishing a Future System Operator.
This new dedicated body takes over functions from National Grid, focusing on navigating the grid through a rapid energy transition.
This is one of the most significant changes in recent memory and will be key to the success and pace of the UK’s Net Zero ambitions.”
"Legislating on new business models for low carbon hydrogen and carbon capture will be a big move towards rolling out these key technologies at scale.
This will be one of the world's first frameworks for industrialising CCS and hydrogen, both of which are considered vital for combatting climate change.
A key challenge is going to be sequencing. For hydrogen, businesses are expected to bid for these business models in 2023, but not all regulations will be in place until 2025. Government needs to keep up momentum on several fronts."