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News | Posted 21.10.2013

It’s been a busy week for Schneider Electric in the UK media, both broadcast and print – with subjects covered ranging from domestic energy bills to nuclear policy and shale gas.

Last weekend we were quoted in this Scotland on Sunday story on the hot topic of domestic energy bill increases.  On Thursday, David Hunter gave an interview for BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Drive’ programme on Chinese investment in UK nuclear power (1 hr 45 mins into link), with a quote appearing in the following morning’s Scotsman newspaper on the same subject.  Also on Thursday, David was interviewed live on the BBC News TV channel, commenting on British Gas’ announcement of energy bill increases.

On Friday, David again gave a TV interview for BBC News, this time on the announcement by the SNP (Scottish governing party) of a plan to move energy efficiency scheme costs from the bill payer to the taxpayer in an independent Scotland.  Next, on Saturday morning came an interview on BBC Radio Scotland (1hr 30) with the Director of WWF Scotland, discussing the potential, pros and cons of developing shale gas and coal bed methane reserves in Scotland and the UK.

This morning’s big news was the announcement by the UK Energy Secretary that the government has reached a commercial deal with EdF to build the first new nuclear plant in the UK since 1995.  The costs of the deal, and its implications for energy security were investigated on BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Breakfast’ programme, where David was interviewed by Nicky Campbell around 1hr 9 mins into the programme.  David was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland shortly afterwards (1hr 36 mins into the programme).