UK Energy

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...

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 30.04.2015 | 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.

Bridging the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics sector (STEM) Gender Gap Through Apprenticeships

Ian Williams | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Williams

The idea that science is better suited to males is not only unfair and outdated, but could potentially damage the future of our energy supply. We need the skills of both male and females to be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to deliver affordable energy sustainably, meaning a diverse workforce is key.

Louise Ridley

This 'Mundane' Problem Kills More Than Drugs, Fires And Road Accidents Combined

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK

Living in a home that is too cold kills more people in England and Wales than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse, new analysis has found. The n...

Are LED's About to Take Over the World?

Anna Gillespie | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anna Gillespie

The European Commission has also recently announced that it may ban halogen bulbs as early as next year as part of their drive on energy efficiency which means LED's and CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps) are set to become even more widespread.

The Three Mega-trends That Prove the War on Carbon Is Being Won

Jeremy Leggett | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK
Jeremy Leggett

I have a dream. It involves climate negotiators. They are bleary-eyed, exhausted, but happy. Nestled inside some grey building in the heart of Paris, they are weeping with relief at the result of all-night negotiations that leave climate campaigners like me elated, and the carbon-fuel lobbyists staring into the abyss, desolated.

Call for Closed Account Energy Cash to Fund Subsidised Advice for Small Firms

Emma L. Jones | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Emma L. Jones

The big six energy firms have £204million held in closed business accounts and so far, no decisions have been made as to what to do with it...

A European Energy Union Would Hit Putin Where It Hurts Most

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

If Europe can deliver an ambitious and effective Energy Union, we will deliver a range of crucial goals; more independence, a secure supply of energy, a more sustainable economy, with Europe once again leading the development of green technologies. Putin and many of the other energy exporters outside the EU, who have grown wealthy on our addiction to fossil fuels, will be willing us to fail; but this is a fight we cannot afford to lose.

Scottish Power In Firing Line Over £80 Million Mis-Selling Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Politics

Scottish Power is set to feel the heat as MPs prepare to look into its alleged failure to avoid paying out as much as £79 million owed to 625,000 cus...

Influx Of Boris Johnsons Is Like Something From A Horror Movie

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson may be about to replace Guy Fawkes as the most common model for masks worn to political demonstrations. In scenes that must have shoc...

Why EU's carbon policy discourages subsidies for energy savings and renewables

Laurens de Vries | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Laurens de Vries

The Dutch government had commissioned this study to compare different options, but the large negative value of offshore wind was what caught most attention. This negative result is partly due to the fact that the climate benefits of wind energy were valued at zero.

Instinct, Cutting the Small Talk and Being True to One's Self

Roberta Verdant | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

You know that precise moment when you walk into a situation or you meet someone and you notice something feels wrong? How often have you disregarded that feeling, and in the process disregarded yourself; your needs and inner guidance?

Conscious Connection for Better Sleep

Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Nerina Ramlakhan

As an adult and a parent I think it's time we start to model the behaviours that we want our young generation to follow. I'm just as guilty of obsessively checking my devices from time to time but one of my resolutions - and one that we have agreed on as a family - is to bring more consciousness into our use of technology.

Energy Companies Need to Show Some Warmth to Families in Energy Debt

Matthew Reed | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Four in ten of the families we surveyed who had faced energy debt felt intimidated by their energy company, with 48% of families reporting that they were not treated with respect or given the support they needed.

Why We Should Keep Lancashire Frack Free

Damien Clarkson | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Damien Clarkson

These people are on the frontline and these planning decisions represent a significant moment in the battle to stop fracking across the UK. If the Council refuses the application it will raise serious doubts on whether any community in the UK would have to accept an extreme form of fossil fuel extraction on their doorsteps and under their property.

Miliband's Energy Price Freeze U-Turn More Like A Slow Thaw

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will not seek to freeze energy prices but cap them, Labour has confirmed, sparking accusations that the party has dumped the Labour leader...

Government Awards £1.7billion Handout to Energy Companies

Jimmy Aldridge | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jimmy Aldridge

With budgets so tight we need to be very selective about how money is spent. Policies that contradict each other and fail to deliver genuine solutions come at a cost. Rather than handing out subsidies to polluting power stations we should be creating investment and job opportunities in the technologies of the future.

By Failing to Prepare, We Are Preparing to Fail

John Longworth | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Longworth

Successive governments have failed to adequately plan to guarantee the energy supplies required for our economy, businesses and consumers. The UK has a poor track at delivering all manner of infrastructure projects. Persistent political short-termism means the UK's infrastructure ranks poorly compared to other developed nations. There is nowhere that this failure is better illustrated than with energy.

Community Energy: Re-energizing the Local Power Scene

Peter Rolton | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK
Peter Rolton

Communities could be reinvigorated by these schemes, with individuals able to make the choice between the monopoly of the Big Six and their rocketing prices or a locally-based energy tariff that directly benefits them and their town.

Shale Gas: Silver Bullet for UK Energy?

Peter Rolton | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

I was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton on the issue, and here I draw together the discussion of exactly why this isn't and shouldn't be the case.

Why Wasting Food Should Be as Unacceptable as Throwing Litter

Alicia Lawson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alicia Lawson

The difficulty with food waste is that its real environmental damage is created through its production, not its disposal. It's hard to connect wasting food with the damage it causes, because by the time it's on your plate, the damage has already been done.