UK Energy

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 21.10.2016 | 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 | 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 15.10.2016 | 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 01.10.2016 | 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 29.09.2016 | 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 28.09.2016 | 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 25.09.2016 | 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 buried ...

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.09.2016 | 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 18.09.2016 | 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 13.09.2016 | 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 30.08.2016 | 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 19.08.2016 | 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.