Electricity

Good Energy Forced a Household in the UK to Sit in Dark for Two Days

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Good Energy forced a household in the UK to sit in dark for two days after they switched from one energy provider to Good Energy. The new customer had to throw their frozen food away as a result.

If You Are Going to Threaten People to Pay Their Bill...

Simon Stevens | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Simon Stevens

Language is very important and as we can see, getting it right can in some cases be a matter of life or death. And while I understand big companies need to chase people who do not pay their bills, they need to be accurate in the way they communicate with customers.

This Is What Electricity Can Do To Your Eyes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech

As well as killing, burning, maiming and generally causing you massive pain, getting an electric shock can also do this... Yup, give you star-s...

UK Grid Infrastructure: Not a Leg to Stand On

Peter Rolton | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

A staggering 750,000 UK households were hit by power cuts over the festive season, and as nice as a candlelit Christmas may sound, in practice it is at best an inconvenience and at worst a complete nightmare...

Could You Get Help With Your Energy Bills? It Is Easier Than You Think

Sarah Willingham | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Willingham

The rising cost of energy (and everything else...) means 2.5 million Brits will borrow money this winter to help heat their homes. But LOADS of households, around 3.4 million of them, could qualify for help with their energy bills and over half don't realise.

British Gas Customers Hit By Price Rise

PA | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK

Nearly eight million households will wake up to higher energy costs today when British Gas hikes its prices in the latest round of winter bill rises. ...

Household Energy Two: The Difference Between a Commodity And a Brand

Hugh Salmon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Hugh Salmon

As an expert in the potential of the Vietnam market, having been there once before, I was with a regional director of Heineken. He carried a widget on his key ring by which he could identify the origins of every single can of his beer, including full details of when and where it had been brewed...

Keeping the Mobile World Connected

Henri Winand | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Henri Winand

Even if you have access to mains electricity, it takes time to recharge and often you may be competing with colleagues for power outlets, or like many in the developing world, you will have very little or no access to an electricity grid.

Household Energy: What Gas and Electricity Suppliers Must Learn From The Oil Companies

Hugh Salmon | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband's laughably naïve announcement that, if elected, he would freeze energy prices for twenty months from the date of his election makes you wonder if these seat-of-the-pants, counter-punch 'policies' have been properly considered or professionally researched and analysed.

The Truth Behind Spiralling Energy Prices

Richard Lloyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Some blame the 'greedy profiteering energy fat cats'. Some have even blamed consumers for not helping themselves when it comes to cutting back on their energy use or finding the best energy deals that are out there. The truth of course is that no one group is right. The real truth is our energy market is fundamentally failing.

'We're Sorry But We Have To Increase Energy Prices"

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy firm SSE has announced it will increase gas and electricity prices by an average of 8.2%, the first of the big six suppliers to do so after Ed ...

Could Ed's Energy Price Freeze Scare Off Investment?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy bill tariffs could undermine billions of pounds worth of investment and jobs, Scottish Power's chief corporate o...

British Gas Plans To Give Away Free Power At Weekends

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays. The energy firm has announced plans to tri...

UK Manufacturing Industry Needs EMR but Has the Government Even Noticed?

Peter Rolton | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK
Peter Rolton

Recent mention of UK electricity market reform (EMR) may make it sound fairly innocuous, but beware: within it lurks the potential to make or break the nation's future energy fortunes.

Global Warming: Delusions, Hubris and Wishful Thinking

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

So, where do we go from here? There is no viable option, it seems to me, but to embrace whole- heartedly the proven technology of the renewable energy route

Charlie Thomas

EDF Drops Law Suit Against Climate Change Protesters

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

EDF has dropped a £5 million law suit against a group of climate change protesters, following sustained pressure from the public and high profile cam...

Charlie Thomas

Bright Sparks At EDF Target SMEs With New Tariff

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Energy giant EDF has launched a dedicated Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) electricity contract as part of its Customer Commitments, in which it pledg...

'Give Us Your Cheapest Energy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

Energy suppliers will be forced to tell customers about the cheapest tariff they have on offer under proposed reforms for the industry unveiled by the...

Charlie Thomas

Why Energy Contracts Are Costing British Businesses Thousands

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

British businesses are missing out on falling electricity rates because energy suppliers are rolling over their contracts, a survey has found. Stat...

Frankenstein’s Dream: Electricity Used To Regrow Limbs

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Experiments with echoes of Frankenstein suggest electricity could one day be used to regenerate tissue and regrow lost limbs. Scientists believe el...

Will Self Writes On 'The Most Powerful Of Household Gods'

Posted 28.09.2012 | Home

To mark the release of the Vauxhall Ampera, a new electric car, the company have released a book called We're Electric, a collection of essays and art...

WATCH: Electric Speed Record Ends In Drama As Plane Loses Power

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Tech

A successful attempt to break the world record for the fastest flight by an electric plane ended in drama after the plane lost power. At first thin...

Energy Prices Set To Rise Again, British Gas Owner Warns

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK

British Gas owner Centrica warned on Friday that costs of energy will continue to rise. Citing the rise in wholesale gas prices, Centrica said it w...

Fried: Cannabis Farmers Stealing £200m Of Electricity A Year

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

Cannabis farmers steal around £200 million of electricity every year to grow their illegal crops, according to figures out today. Crime expert Phi...

Why The LSD Road Left Drivers With A Psychedelic Experience

Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

This is the electric moment a lightning strike lit up Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Seven highly charged forks hit the lake in Illinois causing jets...