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The new energy paradigm: will utilities be replaced by newcomers?

Last week a panel of leading energy experts warned utilities that they must adapt to the new energy paradigm or suffer the consequences.

And their stake in the marketplace could be under threat from an unlikely source. Ex-energy secretary Sir Ed Davey has said that the future leaders of the energy sector either don’t yet exist or are active in market outside of power.

With the likes of Apple, Amazon and even IKEA owning significant renewables portfolios, could consumers soon be picking up a few kilowatt hours alongside their new bookcase?