Energy Bill

Saving Money by Turning Air Into Heat - a Modern-day Miracle

Andrew Denham | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

One word of warning, if you are considering applying for a payback, my advice would be to do it so sooner rather than later. The Government plans to review the scheme quarterly and will reduce the incentive as necessary based on the number of people wanting to join. This is one example where it really will pay to be in there from the beginning.

Energy Price Freeze Could Save HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics

A freeze of energy prices would save the taxpayer more than £100 million in reduced bills for public services, Ed Miliband said as he led a Labour dr...

Why Had Ed Miliband Dumped E.On?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband switched his energy supplier to one of the "minnows" challenging the Big Six providers after being stung by a bill for £1,000. The Lab...

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

The Energy Bill Must Live Up to a Strong EU Ambition

Nick Molho | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

Members of Parliament have an important opportunity at Report Stage of the Energy Bill to ensure the Bill provides investors with the long-term volume and financial certainty they need if the UK is going to reduce its emissions quickly and cost-effectively

The Environmental Crisis Is an Economic Opportunity

Natalie Bennett | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

All too often I'm told that now's not the time to raise environmental issues. Of course it is tough for voters not sure where tomorrow's lunch money or next week's rent is coming from to think beyond those pressing personal problems, but the fact is there are many immediate environmental issues that demand our attention now.

Make No Mistake, the Government Wants to Subsidise Nuclear - And It Will Cost Us Dear

Caroline Lucas | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

With the huge benefits of investing in renewables, energy efficiency and demand reduction becoming ever more obvious, it's clear that there needs to be far greater scrutiny of the policy decisions that are propelling Britain towards a nuclear future.

A 2030 Decarbonisation Target Is a Vote for Jobs and Growth

Tom Greatrex | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Greatrex

It is relatively rare in politics for there to be something approaching universal support for a single policy. Yet that is where we are, or were, in relation to setting a target for the decarbonisation of the power sector by 2030, and it is why MPs from the governing parties should today give their backing to Labour's amendment to include a target in the Energy Bill.

UK Energy and Climate Change Policy - A Few Facts

Dan Byles | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Byles

To enshrine a 2030 decarbonisation budget in law now would place very uncertain costs on the energy sector and on energy users, and may not be the most efficient way of reducing our emissions over the medium term.

Technology's Beauty Has Overtaken Our Love for Nature

Georgia van Gils | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Georgia van Gils

Some 69% of children aged between two and five can use a computer mouse, but only 11% can tie their own shoelaces. How are we to inspire a generation of children to commit to sustainability when they can't tie their shoelaces? How can we take them outside if they're just going to fall over?

Osborne: Gamble on the Many Not the Few

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

George Osborne must be prepared to gamble and choose the needs of the many over the interests of the few in his Autumn Statement.

Energy Policy Is a Moral Issue Too

Chris Walker | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Chris Walker

The bill should help ensure the UK reaches its EU 2020 renewables target. Yet the government have backed out of an essential policy for guaranteeing the long-term direction of our power sector: a decarbonisation target.

UK Energy - Are We Heading For a 2020 Cliff Edge?

Nick Molho | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

For someone who claimed earlier this week that he was leading a government, which "was not afraid of taking tough decisions", it is high time for the prime minister to bring his government and party together in support of a stronger, better Energy Bill.

Government Kicks Carbon Emission Targets Into The Long Grass

Charlie Thomas | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

The government has decided to delay a decision to set carbon emission targets until 2016; after the next election. Labour accused the Liberal Democ...

Energy: Time for the PM to Get Off the Fence

Nick Molho | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

It is high time for David Cameron, who made his support to the UK's green sector ever so clear back in 2006, to intervene and bring his government once and for all together in support of a strong Energy Bill. Inter-departmental politicking and coalition in-fighting have been features of the debate around energy within government in recent months, to the frustration of environmental groups, consumer bodies and industry alike.

With Rocketing Gas Prices Pushing Up Bills, David Cameron Must Stop the New 'Dash for Gas'

Joss J Garman | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
Joss J Garman

The energy companies deserve criticism; their tariffs are almost as confusing as the government's policies. But they are also a distraction. What's driven up consumer bills is the price of gas. If the prime minister wants to stabilise them, he'll need to stand up to his Chancellor, not just the utilities.

The Secret Recession Success Story: Green Jobs

Joe Ware | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

One of the biggest secrets of the current UK recession is that there is one sector which is booming. Strangely this sector is often perceived as at odds with economic growth, holding back industry and a luxury we can't afford with the nation's finances in a slump. This booming growth sector is the green economy.

Let's Stop Squabbling and Get Behind the Energy Bill

James M. Smith | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Politics
James M. Smith

Electricity technologies and electricity markets are enormously complex. Yet these technologies and markets must change significantly and quickly, becoming even more complex in the process.

Keeping Lights on and Energy Green

Raconteur Media | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

The Government has published its proposals for electricity market reform (EMR), with the aims of "keeping the lights on, consumers energy bills down and creating cleaner electricity to help tackle climate change", according to Energy Secretary Ed Davey.

Energy Giants Have Avoided Paying Out £4m In Compensation

Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

An estimated £4m in compensation from energy giants may be going unclaimed, as a report by Which? shows that 90% of unsolved complaints are not taken...

Those in Rented Homes Shouldn't Have to Suffer in the Cold; the Time for a Minimum Level of Energy Efficiency is now

Luciana Berger | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics
Luciana Berger

This issue particularly affects people who rent their homes. There are an estimated 680,000 private rented properties in England with the worst energy efficiency ratings of F and G; over 40 per cent of these households live in fuel poverty.