Spotlight: The Energy Market

Savills has a long history of working in the wide-ranging, ever evolving energy sector. In fact one of the most significant areas of focus for our clients is the green agenda and renewable energy

In this publication we review the factors that affected the 2018 market from the “gilets jaunes” protests in France, the demise of many smaller UK energy suppliers and the growth in investor confidence in solar across Europe. We also ask a number of key industry figures for their 2019 predictions – unsurprisingly the rapid growth of the electric vehicle market was highlighted. We explore this in more detail in our article Driving forward.

Meanwhile, Emily Norton, Head of Savills Rural Research, looks at the growing market in ecosystem services and natural capital and the role they play in helping companies reduce their carbon footprint. In 2018, our forestry teams worked with clients to plant circa 200,000 trees and, subject to approval, another 3.5 million trees will be planted via the new woodland creation scheme.

Also, the business has moved all our offices, where we are responsible for procuring power, to 100% green tariffs. I hope you enjoy this Energy Spotlight, and please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the team should you have any questions.

Read the articles within this publication below