What is Energy Flux?

Founded by seasoned energy editor Seb Kennedy, Energy Flux is a specialist newsletter offering news, views and original thought leadership about the accelerating transition to clean energy sources. Get instant access to premium membership benefits by taking out a free trial today:

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Who is it for?

Energy Flux aims to engage, enlighten and entertain anybody with a passing or professional interest in:

  • fossil fuels

  • clean energy

  • climate risk

  • investment strategies

  • the interplay between the energy transition and other socio-economic megatrends

What does it cover?

Core topics include:

  • decarbonisation of power and natural gas networks

  • Big Oil’s belated tilt towards renewables

  • the ‘green versus blue’ fight for hydrogen market share

  • digitalisation across energy value chains

  • the geopolitics of decarbonisation

  • energy mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs

  • carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS)

  • regulated energy infrastructure

  • the impact of net zero policies on corporate strategies and investment decisions around the world

What do you get?

Premium members receive one week newsletter every Friday. Once a month, they receive a deep-dive feature or an exclusive interview with a prominent player in the energy transition.

(Check your spam folder if you can’t find the confirmation email)

Weekly news service

The length and breadth of the newsletter emails will depend entirely on the news agenda. Energy Flux won’t waste your time with low-value filler, nor will it short change you when big news breaks. 

Expect pithy sentences that succinctly capture the essence of each story. The bar for coverage is set pretty high and every announcement gets exactly what it deserves.

These weekly news emails:

  • cover a handful of key industry stories

  • give a concise rundown of the salient facts

  • explain why, in the grand scheme of things, they matter — stories that either move the market, or speak to underlying trends

  • track major developments and under-reported events of significance

  • link to ‘hot takes’ and cutting edge energy-related thought leadership published in other outlets

Deep-dives and interviews

At least once a month, Energy Flux serves up thought-provoking weekend reading that digs deeper into the most prescient, bellwether events of the last few weeks. This is via long-form features and in-depth interviews that ask critical questions of pressing energy transition topics.

The deep-dives:

  • offer a more granular critique of what’s moving the energy transition needle

  • establish fresh narratives that seek to challenge accepted wisdoms

  • analyse exogenous socio-economic factors that influence, and are influenced by, the evolution of the energy industry

  • are bursting with forward-thinking insight and critical analysis

  • embrace lateral thinking

See for yourself in the archive, or browse the interviews and deep-dives listed on the right of the Energy Flux homepage.

Explore the archive

A hub for energy aficionados

Energy Flux aspires to become a buzzing community of avid energy readers; a space for engineers and visionaries, investors and campaigners, asset managers and academics to discuss the latest energy transition milestones.

Premium members can join the debate by commenting on articles and participating in discussion threads.

(Non-paying subscribers will receive only occasional public emails, with no access to the members’ archive or community features.)

Stay up-to-date, without the hassle

There is more going on across the gamut of energy markets and technologies than any one newsletter can cover alone, and there are already plenty of news outlets dedicated to covering each sub-sector in granular detail.

Energy Flux takes a step back from the news blizzard to reflect on a few hand-picked stories, filtering out the noise to serve up a polished and eclectic mix of news and views from the edge of the decarbonisation and digitalisation megatrends.

I know which stories move the market. I scan hundreds of press releases, announcements and reports every week so you don’t have to. Readers receive only what matters, and in a time-saving digest format.

Membership options

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My commitment to members

This newsletter represents the culmination of my career to date as an energy reporter and analyst, and I’m staking my professional reputation on its success. This is my personal pledge to deliver an editorial offering par excellence, come what may.

Publishing downtime

Energy Flux will not publish during:

  • Easter

  • Christmas

  • UK national holidays

  • part of the UK summer (precise dates TBC)

I will strive to limit these non-publishing periods to no more than ten weeks per calendar year (in aggregate), and will give every reader a heads-up before any downtime.

A small caveat

As a family man juggling a sole editorial venture around the school run, life might disrupt things a bit from time to time. If it does, I’ll give premium members as much forewarning as possible about unplanned changes to the publishing schedule. I will also seek to recoup any lost issues (beyond the ten-week limit) later in the year as necessary.

Style, ethics and worldview

Want to know more about the editorial approach and journalistic integrity of Energy Flux ? Check out the Style and Ethics section here:

Style and Ethics

What about the ‘lens’ through which this newsletter views the energy industry? Read the Energy Flux worldview here:

The Energy Flux worldview

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Page last updated: 18th October 2021