UK Energy

Why We Can No Longer Ignore The New Electricity Ecosystem

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

Electricity is an inherent property of our Physical Universe. It seldom shows up naturally in our surrounding physical phenomena, which follow the law of neutral equilibrium, and it was totally hidden until two centuries ago, when Volta, Coulomb and other geniuses started one of the most creative adventures of human intellect.

Labour's Energy Policy Will Cap Prices For Some, Raise Prices For Others

Tom Bailey | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Bailey

A week after it was leaked, the Labour Party has officially released its manifesto for the upcoming General Election - and it's got a lot to say on energy. According to Labour, "people don't have the time to shop around" for energy. Apparently, Jeremy Corbyn thinks it's hard to fit in time to shop around for energy. Perhaps it's hard when you've got pro-Palestine marches to attend - for most people though, it should be a pretty easy and straightforward process. But the Labour Party, being what it is, thinks the better option is having the state step in and force prices down.

Five Ways Lighting Is Affecting Every Moment Of Your Day

Courtney McCaffrey | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Courtney McCaffrey

The amount of light, or lack of light, in your home, at the office, and everywhere you travel throughout the day is changing the way you act and feel, and the following are fives ways it's happening (probably without you knowing).

The Sustainable Energy Sector Is About To Boom

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

Photo: Ellen Dobbs/Ashden I set up the Ashden Awards back in 2001 to highlight best practice in sustainable energy and energy access for the poor, be...

Simple Diet Hacks That Will Supercharge Your Energy

Jyoti Agrawal | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jyoti Agrawal

Chances are, you've tried adopting a healthier diet before. Since you're reading this, you probably didn't achieve the results you wanted or couldn't stick to it in the long run. That's why we're taking a different approach. Rather than focusing only on what to eat, you should also learn how by learning simple hacks that can easily make healthy eating second nature:

Why We Tend To Make Poorer Food Choices When We're Stressed

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

It is never just the foods you choose and the quantity you eat nor the regularity with which you move your body that impact on your weight. Emotional and physical stress can also tip the balance of the nervous system and subsequently the scales. But it's not always about weight gain, stress can also be a catalyst for people to lose weight - or change their eating habits.

Want To Glow With Solar Radiance Even When It's Raining? - How Yoga Can Help

Tara Lee | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Lee

Wet weather leaving you sluggish? A little flat? Show some trust in the sun and you'll be amazed by the energy and vibrancy that's beamed your way (bonus points if you can hold your faith when you've just been caught in a freak April hailstorm).

Intermittent Fasting: What It Is, Why I Swear By It And How To Do It Right

Melinda Nicci | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melinda Nicci

So, what is Intermittent Fasting? In broad terms, it's exactly what it sounds like: an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It's not so much about what you eat or eliminating certain types of foods, it's all about when you eat and giving your body time to reset its systems.

Feeling Anxious, Jittery Or Overwhelmed? These Vital Glands Might Need Support

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

You can already start to see a picture of how our adrenal glands are affected by everyday living--and this is not even the entire story. If our body continues to perceive that it is in danger, it may lead to additional excess cortisol (our long term stress hormone) production, which brings with it a whole new array of health concerns.

Green Innovation In Sport: How Future Stadiums Will Look

Phillip Othen | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech

Nothing can compete with the atmosphere of a packed sports stadium. We go in our millions every week to arenas around the world where we cheer on our ...

Britain's Set For Its First Day Without Coal Since The Industrial Revolution

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech

This story has been updated. Friday (21 April) is set to be the first day since the industrial revolution that the UK won’t generate any electricity...

How Coffee Can Make You Fat

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

Coffee can make you fat. I know. Some of you will want to block your ears at this information. Sorry, I can't change our biochemistry! Caffeine acts on the adrenal glands by stimulating the production of adrenalin.

California Harnessed So Much Solar Energy That Electricity Prices Turned Negative

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

So, here’s something pretty unusual: California harnessed so much solar energy earlier this year that electricity prices turned negative, at least f...

Why Having Solar Power In The Home Is Easier Than You Think

Phillip Othen | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

A million British homes now use solar energy. Whether it is solar power or thermal, the sun’s rays are powering energy production like never before....

Powering A Peaceful Home

Juliet Landau-Pope | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Landau-Pope

Spring is in the air and with many of us starting to think about blitzing the bathroom and deep-cleaning the kitchen, it's an ideal time of year to re...

Competition, With Protection For The Most Vulnerable, Most Be Allowed To Deliver For Consumers

Lawrence Slade | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK
Lawrence Slade

We often hear about the "broken" energy market, yet competition is increasing and it is delivering benefits for consumers.

Securing A Low Carbon Future

Ian Larive | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Tech
Ian Larive

Most recently, the UK signed up to a pledge to keep global temperature increases well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels as part of the Paris Agreement. To deliver on this promise, a diverse energy mix that includes renewables, and in particular solar and wind, will be needed.

The UK's Plummeting Use Of Coal Has Already Reduced Our CO2 Emissions

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions have fallen by an impressive 6 per cent after a massive reduction in coal use. CO2 emissions from coal fell a mass...

The Industrial Strategy And Support For Disruptive Innovation

Dr David Kingham | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Dr David Kingham

The government has a tricky challenge ahead with their new Industrial Strategy. The Prime Minister recently said, "The modern industrial strategy will back Britain for the long term: creating the conditions where successful businesses can emerge and grow, and backing them to invest in the long-term future of our country."

Can We Afford To Decarbonise The Energy Supply? The North Can't Afford Not To

Darren Baxter | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Baxter

Maximising the opportunities presented by these assets will not just benefit the North. Nationally, this will ensure the plentiful supply of low carbon energy and a renaissance industry at a time when it is needed most. But whilst the drive to power this industry exists in great quantities in the North, the region nonetheless needs a strong national framework and policy continuity.

How One Of The Smallest Countries Became A Eco Leader

Phillip Othen | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

From its age-old traditions advancing into the modern era alongside magical mountains and monasteries, Bhutan is nothing short of enchanting. With a p...

The Fuel That Could Solve Britain's Lethal Air Pollution Crisis Has One Big Drawback

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK

Last month in London one air pollution monitoring station breached its annual limit just five days into the new year. Soon after, the Mayor Sadiq Khan...

In Just Five Years New York Has Grown Its Solar Power By Almost 800%

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

We may have found seven new planets capable of hosting life, but it is still pretty important that we focus on saving the one we already have here. So...

UK Boss Of Shell Hits Out At Donald Trump's 'Disappointing' Stance On Clean Energy

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK

The boss of Shell in the UK has labelled President Donald Trump’s stance on new, cleaner forms of energy as “disappointing”. Asked whether Trump...

Easy Ways To Save Energy You Hadn’t Even Considered

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Tech

When someone mentions the word ‘saving’ you immediately think of going without to your own detriment. In fact, some simple energy saving tips will...