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Article “Resist the Temptation to Intervene on Energy Prices” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild and other former UK energy regulators published an article “Resist the Temptation to Intervene on Energy Prices” in Daily Telegraph on 22 March 2017 (online) and on 23 March 2017 (printed version). The full text of the article can be found here. To view it on Daily Telegraph website, please click here

S. Littlechild latest submission to the House of Lords

Stephen Littlechild and other former energy regulators submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee in response to the inquiry that is investigating the economics of UK Energy Policy. The full text can be found here. Further details of the Committee’s inquiry can be found here. Read more

S. Littlechild’s latest submission to Energy and Climate Change Committee

Stephen Littlechild and other former energy regulators of the UK submitted a paper to Energy and Climate Change Committee for Committee’s oral hearing on the CMA energy market report that took place on 5 July 2016. The full text can be read here Read more

Stephen Littlechild’s latest contribution to CMA’s current Energy market investigation

Stephen Littlechild’s latest contribution to CMA’s current Energy market investigation “The CMA energy market investigation, the well-functioning market, Ofgem, Government and behavioural economics“. This paper is forthcoming in the European Competition Journal, March 2016. Executive Summary | Text    Read more

Comment “Response to CMA on Supplemental Remedies” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild and the other former energy regulators recently submitted their response to CMA on Supplemental Remedies. In their response they argue that prohibiting Standard Variable Tariffs would overrule customer preferences. It would be better to promote more competition for SVTs. They also propose an alternative way forward, to recognise that the extent of Ofgem’s… Read more

Report “Regulation of Retail Energy Markets in the UK and Australia” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild published a report “Regulation of Retail Energy Markets in the UK and Australia” in a weekly energy newsletter of Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) on 15 October 2015. The full text of the report can be found here. You can also click here to read the introduction by Andrew Dillon, General Manager of Corporate… Read more

Comment “Snakes and Ladders: price controls and markets. What might the CMA’s provisional findings mean for retail markets in utility services?” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild, Fellow at Judge Business School and EPRG Associate Researcher, addressed the Indepen Forum on 29 September 2015 which was on the theme”Snakes and Ladders: price controls and markets. What might the CMA’s provisional findings mean for retail markets in utility services?” The full text of his opening remarks can be found here. Read more

Article “‘Goldilocks’ Energy Price Limit Doesn’t Bear Scrutiny” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild, Fellow at Judge Business School and EPRG Associate Researcher, published an article ‘Goldilocks’ Energy Price Limit Doesn’t Bear Scrutiny in The Telegraph newspaper. “Two cheers for the Competition and Markets Authority’s provisional findings in its energy market investigation. The first is for its comprehensive assessment of which aspects are a problem and which aren’t.… Read more

Explanatory Statement on the Regulatory Conduct Authority’s Occasional Paper 1

There was a wide variety of responses to “Applying behavioural economics at the Regulatory Conduct Authority”, Occasional Paper 1, published on 1 April 2014. These ranged from support for or concern about the RCA’s proposed policy, through the enigmatic “thank you, very interesting”, to “fantastic, brilliant”. But I suspect that a large number of readers… Read more

Transmission expansion in Argentina 5: The regional electricity forum of Buenos Aires province

Stephen Littlechild, Eduardo Ponzano Transmission expansion in Argentina 5: The regional electricity forum of Buenos Aires province Energy Economics, Volume 30, Issue 4, p 1491-1526 Published July 2008 | Published online 9 January 2008 | Available at sciencedirect.com Read more

Transmission expansion in Argentina 6: Distribution companies, regulation and the Public Contest method

Stephen Littlechild, Carlos Skerk Transmission expansion in Argentina 6: Distribution companies, regulation and the Public Contest method Energy Economics, Volume 30, Issue 4, p 1527-1535 Published July 2008 | Published online 9 January 2008 | Available at sciencedirect.com Read more

Municipal aggregation and retail competition in the Ohio energy sector

Stephen Littlechild Municipal aggregation and retail competition in the Ohio energy sector Journal of Regulatory Economics, Volume 34, Issue 2, p 164-194 Published October 2008 | Published online 10 May 2008 | Available at springerlink.com Please note: This is not a direct link.  Scroll down to find article. Read more