UK Energy

The Energy Price Freeze Explained

Kamran Hussain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kamran Hussain

Labour's campaign goes much further than the price freeze. Only implementing a two year price freeze would simply be an immature and irrelevant policy. The main aim is to fix up the energy market which in its present form is exploiting consumers.

Offshore Wind to Produce the Equivalent of Two Nuclear Power Stations by 2023

Brent Cheshire | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Brent Cheshire

The UK is facing an energy "trilemma" of needing to build new generation to keep the lights on whilst reducing carbon emissions and doing it as cheaply as possible to minimise the impact on consumers.

Have The Energy Giants Got As Bad As 'Fred The Shred'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giants are facing a crisis of trust that could leave them as publicly disgraced as the banking industry was after Fred Goodwin's mismanagement ...

Green Friendly Tips on How to Keep Warm and Save Money

Paul Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Smith

As a sustainable, carbon friendly enterprise, we have come up with a few tips on how to save money and energy and still keep your home cosy and warm, whilst doing a little bit for the planet at the same time.

EDF Ups Prices And Threatens To Do It AGAIN

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

EDF has unveiled a 3.9% price increase, which will see bills soar by £49 to £1,300-a-year, and warned that they could rise further if the government...

Enlightening New Economic Growth 'Fast Expandind Markets': The Example of LED in Japan

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Today's catchiest buzzword is "growth" - a priority championed by virtually every government official and business leader. Day in and day out, governments pledge to put their economies back on the growth path by building globally competitive industries, and business leaders vow to find new strategies to grow their companies.

EU-China Relationship Could Hold Key to Global Climate Deal

Adam Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

The 19th United Nations annual Climate Change Conference begins in Poland on November 11. This will be an important step, although only a step, along the path toward securing by the end of 2015 a comprehensive global treaty that must set the world on a path to a low carbon future.

How the UN General Assembly Can Make Itself Relevant to the Key Challenges of the 21st Century

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

Unusually, the UN General Assembly (GA) has been in media headlines in recent days. In response to recent spying allegations, German and Brazilian di...

10 Easy and Unusual Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Brian Smithers | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Brian Smithers

We are moving to an Energy 3.0 future where technological innovations in the digital age will allow consumers to become masters of their own energy. However, in the mean time to help achieve the UK targets there are a number of easy and unusual ways consumers can reduce their carbon footprint...

'Untarnished Transparency' Is the Only Way Back for Energy Companies

Tom Clive | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Clive

Energy companies should be more transparent and structured in the way they justify price increases. The disparity between what Ofgem and the energy companies have said has left the latter in an awkward position. The four energy firms that have announced price hikes so far, have said that the rises are due to increasing wholesale prices, and the cost of transporting energy to homes.

Why Is British Gas' Boss Not Taking His £2m Bonus?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics

The boss of British Gas owner Centrica has chosen not to take his bonus this year in the wake of continuing anger over rising energy bills, including ...

Russell Brand May Be Wrong - But Here's Why He's Right

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

Arguing is good. It is essential. You might be wrong but you might eventually find that you're right. You might be misguided but you might take the debate to a more interesting place.

The Rise of the Big 60,000

Peter Rolton | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Ed Davey announced today that he intends to up the competitive ante by enabling consumers to switch energy suppliers within a 24 hour timeframe, thus increasing market activity and forcing better value.

Cut the Big Six Energy Companies Down to Size, George

Richard Lloyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Four in 10 people have told us they can't reduce energy use any further as they have already cut down as much as they can. In addition, three in 10 say they don't know how they will heat their homes this winter. Now, Which? has calculated that up to £1.8bn per year could be shaved off consumer costs.

David Cameron Ousted From No. 10

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's diminishing influence means he is no longer one of the world's most powerful people, according to Forbes magazine's annual list. T...

The Problems With Privatisation

Patrick Kavanagh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Patrick Kavanagh

There is a case to be made for free-market economics in the consumer sector, as competition is promoted, but we should not be surprised to see monopolies or oligopolies forming in sectors that require substantial infrastructure investment.

Energy Giants Blame Price Rises On Green 'Stealth Taxes'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giant bosses blamed controversial rises in customers' bills of over 9% on green taxes in a tense confrontation with MPs of the Commons Energy a...

British Children Living In Cold And Damp, Study Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Britain's children are living in cold, cramped homes, infested with damp and mould, because parents cannot afford to keep them warm, according to new ...

To Heat or to Eat, That Should Never Be the Question

Graham Duxbury | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Graham Duxbury

Real people are facing real agonies over whether to heat or eat. Indeed, some recipients of emergency supplies from food banks are so poor they're returning tinned goods that require cooking because they can't afford the power to heat the food.

Explain Why You're Hiking Bills, PM Tells Big Six

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The energy companies should answer to their customers for the latest round of price rises, as new evidence suggests they are greater than the increase...

Is a World Powered by Renewable Energy Possible?

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Frontier

Ever pressing environmental changes; soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and depleting natural resources, means that sustainability is not just something to be talked about hypothetically over the dinner table. It needs to happen, and soon.

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

Are We Missing the (Hinkley) Point?

Peter Rolton | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK
Peter Rolton

It's been a tense time in the energy sector recently, with the furore over rising energy bills and accusations of profiteering taking over national headlines.

How Much Are Scottish Power Jacking Up Bills?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Scottish Power has become the fourth energy supplier to unveil a price rise, as it announced dual fuel bills would go up by 8.6%, adding £113 to annu...

Yes, Nationalise Grangemouth Refinery But Why Stop There?

Alan Wyllie | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

Like bankers before them, energy marketeers acted recklessly with a national asset. Providing a service became secondary to making a profit and this is simply not acceptable. We cannot allow energy companies to cajole and blackmail our nation and that is why we need to renationalise.