UK Energy

A Charity Worker's Perspective on Trading Activities

Caroline Abrahams | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK
Caroline Abrahams

As you can imagine, in my role as Charity Director at Age UK I have been following the current media debate about Age UK's trading arm's activities - and about charity trading arms more generally - very closely.

Does Cold Calling Actually Benefit Energy Customers?

Nash Riggins | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK
Nash Riggins

Cold callers aren't only annoying - they also tend to rip customers off big time. They're bad for PR, bad for business and bad for the industry as a whole. With any luck, regulators will bear that in mind before unleashing big energy companies back onto our streets to spoil your dinner.

Keeping the Lights on Will Require Smarter Use of Electricity - Not Just More of It

Byron Orme | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Byron Orme

This morning a report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IME) said they think the "capacity gap", the difference between the demand for electricity and the likely supply, could be a massive 55% in 2025 as old coal and nuclear plants exit the system.

Customers Still Unimpressed by the Cold Shoulder From the 'Big Six' Energy Suppliers

Henning Ogberg | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Henning Ogberg

It seems that the unseasonably mild temperatures that dominated December, with their associated sights of unsettling oddness such as daffodils blossom...

Why Cold Needs to Go Off-Piste

Toby Peters | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

I believe that it is possible to address the need for cooling - to ensure access to food, medicine, data - and to do so without negative environmental impacts. Achieving this requires a paradigm shift in the way we consider energy. We must go off-piste.

UK Energy: No Plans to Get FIT for the New Year

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

We have what we need in the UK to transition into a renewable economy - engineering capability, R&D to advance new technologies, and a government which can facilitate policies to engage business and individuals to play their part. But is the government thinking with this long term vision in mind?

A Defining Part Of Britain Ended This Morning With A Cup Of Tea And A Polite Salute

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK

Coal mining in Britain fuelled the industrial revolution, provided millions of jobs after the Second World War and defined Maggie Thatcher's premiersh...

Five Caffeine-Free Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels at Work

Marianne Stenger | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

No matter how much energy you bounce out of bed with in the morning, there's always that one point during the day where your eyelids start to droop and sleeping at your desk begins to seem like an appealing option.

COP21 and The Corporate Coup

James Crawley | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
James Crawley

What we are experiencing in Paris amounts to a corporate coup aimed at preventing progress and effective solutions to our climate crisis. Now more than ever we need to advocate for system change rather than climate change, with climate activists planning creative ways to inform the public not only of the false solutions on offer, but the real solutions that will lead to positive change in our world.

Cooling a Warming World

Toby Peters | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

As the world's leaders come together to discuss climate change, cooling must be part of the debate around global warming. Cooling is currently part of the worsening problem, but it could become an important part of the solution.

Time for Business to Act on Climate Change - And Agroforestry Is Part of the Solution

Daniel Weston | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK
Daniel Weston

It is an important year for the future of our planet.

You Could Win an iPad Mini With E.ON

Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re the kind of person that loves to be in control of their finances, E.ON is here to make things even easier with the launch of Smart Pay As ...

How To Stay Smart With Your Household Spending

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In today’s fast-paced world, taking control of your life can be challenging – particularly when you’re juggling busy work schedules with the hec...

Six Ways to Wade Through the Waves of Grief

David Lancefield | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Lancefield

I wasted far too much energy and emotion on challenging the situation we face. The inequity of all of it. I looked to the lives of others for examples of what we hoped for; it all looked rosier even though I only saw a partial view of their true lives. Then I decided to stop it.

An Avalanche Is Coming - It's Time to Do Something

Toby Peters | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

We can always buy food that has been kept cold from farm to fork. We don't consider the energy required to keep vaccines cold. And when we update Facebook, the amount of cooling needed by data centres doesn't cross people's minds.

This Bizarre Machine Could Be The Key To Unlimited Energy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech

The Wendelstein 7-X might look like the creation of a mad scientist but this mess of pipes and valves has been painstakingly created by a supercompute...

Green Light for Nuclear While Renewable Energy Sector Forced to Its Knees

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

The UN's chief environment scientist Jacquie McGlade this week criticised the UK for appearing to abandon its leadership ahead of the crucial upcoming climate summit COP21 in Paris. If government policy continues in this vein, we won't need to ask the last person to leave to turn out the lights. They'll have gone out long before then. Just ask the clean energy investors who are starting to turn elsewhere.

Lucy Sherriff

This Student Brought Electricity To An Entire Indian Village For The First Time Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For the 76 households in the tiny Indian village of Naro ka Kheda, northern Indian state Rajasthan, walking seven kilometres to charge their mobile ph...

Check Out These 7 Incredible Homes Which Are Powered By The Sun - And Designed By Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Every year, the US' Department of Energy holds a solar decathlon; a competition for students to design and build energy-efficient houses which are pow...

How Seriously Do You Take Your Play Time? 10 Ways to Put the Vital Into Vitality

Kate Taylor | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

I'm serious. How often do you factor fun into your busy schedule? And by fun I mean pure unadulterated snorting, letting a bit of wee out, silly fun? Once a day? Once a week? Once a month? Once a year?

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.