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Renewable energy is cheap, yet electricity bills are going up. Why?

Event organised by ICE

30 March 2022

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The rapid rise in global energy prices over the last 12 months contrast starkly with the now significant scale of renewables contribution to UK energy supply. This – along with the Ukraine crisis, raises many questions over the future direction of energy infrastructure and how this is paid for - and for us all personally. This talk will look at the price volatility in the wholesale and retail energy markets and will consider the implications for energy infrastructure.


David Hirst CEng FICE

David Hirst CEng FICE

Ainsty Risk Consulting

managing director

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David Hirst CEng FICE

David Hirst is the founder and managing director of Ainsty Risk. He has over 16 years’ experience in corporate risk management with European energy companies, and in-depth experience of advising and managing on commodity and strategic risks. This includes developing and implementing hedging policies for retail energy and generation and other commodity portfolios, providing credit risk management advice, and delivering investment risk analysis of energy and commodity related acquisitions and disposals.

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Joanne Topping