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UK GENERATORS: EMBEDDED BENEFITS SUBSIDIES TO BE CUT FOR <100Mw OPERATORS

Posted on June 21, 2017
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OFGEM has announced cuts to embedded benefits payable to operators of diesel, biomass and wind generators of under 100Mw, who are seen as key to keeping the grid balanced. The generators often provide back-up power for peak winter demand. The changes are set to be introduced over 3 years from 2018. Given the significant impact […]

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SYSTEMS THINKING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) AND CREATING SHARED VALUE (CSV) FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: PART IV

Posted on June 19, 2017
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CSR, CSV and their Influence on Corporate Decision Making In my fourth article I consider ways in which CSR/CSV dynamics can affect corporate decision making in the energy sector, looking in particular at the example of Eni and how it has approached the matter of climate change. Papua New Guinea is experiencing one of the […]

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SYSTEMS THINKING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) AND CREATING SHARED VALUE (CSV) FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: PART III

Posted on June 14, 2017
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The Relationship between CSR and CSV, and Ways in which these can add value to Corporate Decision Making In this third article I look at the relationship between CSR and CSV, and consider ways in which CSV can add value to corporate decision making by energy companies. In my previous article I considered ways in […]

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SYSTEMS THINKING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) AND CREATING SHARED VALUE (CSV) FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: PART II

Posted on June 5, 2017
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In this article I look at the connection between ecological and systems thinking, and why it is that the illusion of perpetual growth is at the heart of the global crisis of affairs. Systems thinking argues for a transition from growth that is quantitative to growth that is qualitative. To read Part I, please click […]

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SYSTEMS THINKING, CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) AND CREATING SHARED VALUE (CSV) FOR THE ENERGY INDUSTRY IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: PART I

Posted on May 23, 2017
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In this first article I look at what is meant by “radical engagement” with society, and also the relevance of Systems Thinking to CSR, and the energy industry. John Browne, former CEO of BP, estimates the risk for a company having the wrong relationship with society, of neglecting those aspects of their activity that go […]

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