UK Energy

Nationalisation Is Not Against EU Law

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Sorry Nigel but EU law will not prohibit a properly handled nationalisation of energy utilities.

Amber Rudd Must Stand Up for British Industry and Consumers

Alexander Temerko | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alexander Temerko

It's time for urgent action from the government to wake up to these market forces and what they mean for British consumers, British firms and British industry. We've failed to benefit from the plunge in prices; it's now essential not to be caught out by the rebound...

Why You Struggle to Finish Your To-Do List

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

Stop yourself right there. Don't let yourself go down into a spiral of negativity as the deeper you go, the harder it will be to get out. Stop yourself before you even start on that downwards path. You know you're working hard and you're getting things done. You just struggle to get them done in the amount of time you'd like to get them done in.

Time for the Government to Practice What it Preaches on Coal

Joe Ware | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Joe Ware

'Export Credit Guarantees' have to be the most boring opening three words of any Huffington Post article. But so often the important stuff is buri...

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

As we head towards COP21, the critical climate negotiations taking place in Paris in December, anyone invested in the Global Goals should think seriously about having the word SUSTAINABLE emblazoned on our foreheads. It should be front, back and centre of mind at all times because without the S factor we risk losing advances that have been fought for and undoing gains that have been won.

How Much for a Pint of Electricity? A Solution to Expensive Energy Prices

Tom Hitchings | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Hitchings

No-one in their right mind would design today's energy market. It is complex, confusing and counter-intuitive. It benefits energy companies, at the expense of the British public, who are routinely overcharged by expensive tariffs. It's time for the government to force retailers to charge a single unit price.

How to Be a Green Traveller

Frontier | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Travelling is great, but between the transportation, the accommodation, the food on the road, all the energy spent on organised tours and on luxury we don't give ourselves at home... our dreams can be potentially damaging the environment. Here are some tips on reducing waste and saving energy on your next trip to become a green traveller.

Why Cutting Solar Subsidies Will Speed Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are in despair. But for a maturing UK solar power industry, the proposed cuts are a blessing in disguise - and, if implemented, will end up meaning more and cheaper solar panels across the UK.

Shocking Environmental Implications of Fashion

Heidy Rehman | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Style
Heidy Rehman

A better understanding about the shocking environmental implications of low-cost garment production may finally move customers to push companies into improving their ethics, pay and working conditions. That's because the environment directly affects the customer, and any children they have or intend to have.

Can Britain Afford to Nationalise?

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Nationalisation is possible and will not bankrupt the country. The railways require patience. The energy industry requires competition. The route to ensuring small-scale nationalisation is not to rely on the traditional method of wholesale purchase at market price.

Achieving Sustainable Development That Leaves No One Behind

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK
Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

As the UAE Government joins global policymakers at the UNGA and COP21, the Zayed Future Energy Prize will continue to identify and reward the businesses, organisations, schools and individuals that may define the success of global commitments on the future of sustainability.

What Can the UK Learn From the Internet? From Smart Phones to Smarter Cold

Toby Peters | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

It's been said that world-changing innovations are only obvious in hindsight. It's true. The internet revolutionised our lives to such a degree that...

Four Charts Showing How Far The UK Has Come In Tackling The Energy Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

In 2014, the UK's coal use fell to levels last since during the late 1800s in the industrial revolution, while energy use fell to its lowest level for...

When Will Politicians Stop Hiding Behind the Phrase 'Green Jobs'?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

Come on, environmentalists. Don't hide behind the phrase 'green jobs'. If you want more renewables now, explain why you believe that environment trumps economics. If you believe that the UK should unilaterally lower our own carbon emissions immediately when the rest of the world isn't, and when our own action would be dwarfed by global trends, please tell us why. Make that case.

How To Process A New Energy In You?

Karen Ruimy | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

I feel like there is an elephant trying to hide inside me, or rather, to make itself comfortable! This elephant is throwing stuff around that doesn't allow it to stand or sit! It is not intentionally being bad, it is just a bit clumsy, as the space is doesn't fit.

UK Must Step Up a Gear in the Low-Carbon Race

Nick Molho | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

Today's Progress Report from the Committee on Climate Change highlights that we are entering a critical phase in the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy. A lot has been achieved in recent years, from increased innovation in low-emission vehicles to the significant deployment and cost reductions of renewable energy technologies.

Why Smart Meters Are Essential for a Competitive Energy Market

Sacha Deshmukh | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sacha Deshmukh

Most people are still using meter technology that is decades out of date. But the national roll-out of smart meters to every home and micro-business means that the last analogue experience is finally entering the digital age.

Russell Brand Reveals The Real Reason Why Donald Trump Is Against Wind Farms

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

Comedian Russell Brand has unmasked the real reason why Donald Trump so vehemently opposes wind turbines in Scotland - and it's not because they're a ...

The Arctic Could Become a New Centre for Geopolitical Tensions

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

The Arctic region has long been admired globally as an example of good governance, one characterised by peaceful cooperation and engagement. The is pa...

Five Ways to Stop the Threat to Global Health From Climate Change

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Jeremy Leggett

The advent of a strong voice from the medical profession, in the push for a meaningful climate treaty at the Paris Climate Summit in December, is hugely welcome. It is part of a multi-sectoral mobilisation that is offering increasing hope around the world that humankind can see off the climate-change threat, and spin its collective response into a global renaissance.

Tackling Climate Change Does More Than Tackle Climate Change

Joe Ware | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it's all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it's immoral to ask the world's poor to give up cheap energy such as coal. Yes, climate change may be happening, they say, but it's unfair to pull up the fossil fuel ladder from developing countries.

The Big Energy Challenge for the New Conservative Government

Sacha Deshmukh | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sacha Deshmukh

The dust is settling on an extraordinary night of election drama, and Conservative ministers will soon be assuming full control of all government departments. A majority Conservative administration will now be able to implement clear plans for the next five years, unimpeded by what they've seen as the compromises of coalition.

Real-Time Ignorance - Why Smart Meters Aren't Smart at All

Martin McNulty | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Martin McNulty

Smart meters are good at certain things, but simply knowing the specific energy levels that you're consuming does not in itself increase efficiency - all it may do is encourage you to use less.

Spring Renewal 1

Karen Ruimy | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

Every morning stay within yourself, meditate, write down your feelings about this clearing. Answer those questions freely. Create yourself a dream plan. Though don't forget gentleness and patience for yourself as it can take a month or more.

Hydro-electric Power - Why a Coalition Government Could Make the UK Greener

Simon Thomas | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Thomas

The numbers speak for themselves. Hydro-electric power is currently the only renewable energy capable of replacing fossil fuels and it's about time we had a party in government that's going to get serious about cutting the UK's carbon footprint.