UK Energy

The Future Of Energy Is Arriving - Let's Make It Radical

Caroline Lucas | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

We need to block dirty diesels getting public money - no question there. But there are other ways to do it, like putting a cap on how polluting generators receiving subsidy can be. So, what's going on?... It's time we changed who makes the rules. It must be the public and the climate front and centre, because the public and the climate demand it.

What Will Happen To Petrol Stations? All Your Questions About The Diesel Ban Answered

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

The government’s announcement that no new petrol or diesel cars and vans will be sold in the UK after 2040 has prompted cautious celebration among m...

A Nation Of Happy, Green Energy-Producing, Eco-Warriors

Baroness Jones | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
Baroness Jones

I will happily work with those Conservatives who can help edge Government policy in a truly green direction, but only a Green government will deliver fast and positive changes to create a nation of green energy producing, eco -warriors.

Gaza Has Energy But No Power

Michael Barron | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK
Michael Barron

The lack of agreement means that everyone loses. Insufficient energy has contributed to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Israel continues to face the threats from an unstable situation and criticism for its policy towards Gaza, the PNA does not have the revenue stream and BG was left with a stranded asset.

Why Drones Are The Ultimate Environment-Saving Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

A quick word association game: when you hear drone, what comes most quickly to mind? Chances are it’ll be strike, right? It certainly won’t be eco...

The Internet Of Things Can Help Bring Electricity To Millions Living In Off-Grid Communities

Mohsen Mohseninia | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Tech
Mohsen Mohseninia

Having access to sustainable energy can help improve people's health and wellbeing, give them better access to education, and empowers people to set up their own businesses. It also gives people access to home comforts that many take for granted - a television, a refrigerator, the ability to charge up a mobile phone or laptop.

Feeling Tired? Top Tips For Reigniting Your Energy

Dr. Libby Weaver | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Libby Weaver

In all my years working with people on an individual level or in a group, regardless of their age, sex or current health status, there is often one thing that unifies people's health and wellness goals - energy and the desire for more.

China Has Built A Massive Solar Farm In The Shape Of A Cute Panda

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

If governments are worried that there isn’t enough public enthusiasm for investment in renewable energy, then may we suggest turning solar plants in...

World's Largest Coal Company Closes 37 Of Its Mines Thanks To Green Energy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

The biggest coal mining company in the world has announced that it will close 37 coal mines in India, because they are no longer financially viable. ...

Get Your Energy Prescription Here!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

As a doctor I can prescribe drugs to deal with many problems if I need to - though I prefer to avoid them if possible. One area that can't be solved with tablets, however, is low energy. Yes, occasionally people really do have problems with their thyroid gland, leading to tiredness, which does need medication - but it's much more commonly due to lifestyle issues.

We Have Three Years To Act On Climate Change Or It's Too Late, Say Researchers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Tech

We have just three years to turn the tide on climate change and safeguard the future of our planet, according to a group of scientists. According to a...

Why We're All Going to Need Local Energy Independence

Glenn Woodcock | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK
Glenn Woodcock

If you ask people what they would list under Maslow's hierarchy of needs, chances are you'll be given some variation on food, shelter, and warmth.

China Has Just Finished The World's Largest Floating Solar Project

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

China has recently finished work on something pretty extraordinary: A huge solar array that floats on the surface of a lake. It is the largest floatin...

Renewable Energy Provides More Than Half The UK's Electricity For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, renewable energy sources have provided more than half the UK’s electricity needs. The National Grid officially confirmed th...

How British Politics Abandoned Faith In Energy Switching

Tom Bailey | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Bailey

If the policies of the two main political parties are anything to go by, the idea of a competitive energy market where consumers readily switch their supplier has been abandoned by the mainstream of British politics.

Why Electric Cars Will Soon Be The Most Popular Vehicle

Phillip Othen | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Tech

For what seems like a long time now, electric vehicles (EVs) have been on the cusp of going mainstream – in fact it was three decades ago that major...

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.