UK Energy

Renewables Could Make Farms Financially Viable

Green Futures | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Clean energy generation offers a tremendous opportunity: "In some cases, additional income from renewables may be the only way for the next generation to make a farm financially viable."

'Ditch The Big Six, Feel Loved Again' Says Energy Firm With V Day Price Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Ovo Energy has unveiled a 2.5% price cut in a Valentine's Day message to consumers urging them to "ditch the Big Six" and "feel loved again". This ...

The Rise of the Energy Citizens

Green Futures | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Marion is FD of the Oxford Bus Company (OBC), and the asset in question is a roof over its main depot. It might be doing a good job keeping the buses dry, but Marion reckoned it could work harder. Vast, sprawling and - crucially - south-facing, it struck him as the ideal site for a massive photovoltaic (PV) plant

Mysterious Ribbon Of Energy At The Edge Of The Solar System 'Still Mysterious' Report Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

There is a mysterious "ribbon of energy" near the edge of the Solar System. But as it turns out? That's really helpful. The strange band of part...

Energy Giant EDF Made HOW Much?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

French-owned gas and electricity supplier EDF Energy has posted an increase in UK annual earnings to £1.69 billion last year, driven by the performan...

More Market, Less Border Will Jolt the Energy Sector

Riccardo Puliti | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Riccardo Puliti

The lesson of this revolution is one that we have seen repeated time and again: market economies need good regulation and, with this in place, they generate benefits, efficiencies and opportunities, many of which are often unforeseen.

Saving Money by Turning Air Into Heat - a Modern-day Miracle

Andrew Denham | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Denham

One word of warning, if you are considering applying for a payback, my advice would be to do it so sooner rather than later. The Government plans to review the scheme quarterly and will reduce the incentive as necessary based on the number of people wanting to join. This is one example where it really will pay to be in there from the beginning.

Govt Demands Probe Into Energy Giants' Massive Profits

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Politics

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has urged the energy regulator to look into the profits being made by the Big Six energy companies through supplying gas. ...

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Peter Rolton | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The current governmental landscape betrays a belief that it is possible to run with the hare and the hounds ad infinitum when it comes to energy, and this simply isn't the case. Giving with one hand and taking with the other not only demonstrates a disingenuous attitude that further belittles trust, it also harms investment and makes us less competitive on the world stage.

Russia Is Losing Its Grip on European Energy Supply

David Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

Russia pulled off a major diplomatic coup in November by inducing Ukraine to abandon its proposed association agreement with the EU, the consequences of which are currently being played out on the streets of Kiev. But it would wrong to assume that Russia now calls all the shots in relations with its ex-Soviet neighbour...

Shale Gas: Make Polluters Pay for the Social Cost of Fracking

The Conversation UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The government's "sweeteners", of 1% of shale gas revenues to local communities and handing local authorities all of the business rates arising from shale gas wells, can be seen as a financial compensation for the disruption fracking will cause locally. The introduction of climate change taxation would tackle the far greater global disruption that the climate effects of shale gas would otherwise bring.

Energy Giant SSE Now Set To Make Over £1.5 BILLION In Profit

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Energy giant SSE said it was on course to pump up profits to £1.54 billion this year and increase payouts to shareholders, two months after announcin...

Fuel Up to Feel Good on January Mornings

Naomi Mead | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Mead

Just like a car, our bodies need to be well fuelled to run efficiently. A car with an empty tank of petrol is going nowhere! Make your mornings count, and follow these top tips to accelerate you out the front door.

Why Energy Efficiency Must Be a National Infrastructure Priority

Paul King | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
Paul King

A number of issues have been blamed for poor take-up of the Green Deal, from early IT glitches and inadequate marketing to overly-complex administration. But it is the relatively high interest rates on Green Deal loans - around 8 per cent - that have most commonly been cited for deterring consumers from signing on the dotted line.

It's Time to Get Smart About Energy Tariffs

Peter Rolton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

I'm going to open with an indisputable truth: the UK suffers from an exceedingly antiquated attitude towards energy provision.With every other part of modern life becoming customisable and flexible, the sector remains as rigid as it has ever been.

Spending Up, Consumption Down: The Impact of Price Rises and Recession

Matthew Oakley | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK
Matthew Oakley

The first few weeks of 2014 have shown that, while commentators and economists seem convinced that the recovery has set in, the economic and political battle over living standards and the cost of living remains as strong as it was in 2013.

Lord Mandelson Gets A New Job

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Mandelson has taken up a new role advising the oil giant BP, just months after criticising Ed Miliband's plan to cap electricity bills. BP co...

It's Time for Real Action on Energy Bills

David Hall | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Hall

After Ed Miliband's price freeze plan took the party conference season by storm, energy was rarely out of the headlines in the final months of 2013. The most recent twist came last week, with uSwitch showing that bill payers are £53 a year worse off today than in January 2013, despite high profile action from government aimed at countering price rises.

Fracking Announcement Is a Sign of Desperation and an Indication of its Undesirability

Natalie Bennett | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

The government is desperate to promote what's clearly a wrong policy direction - which does provoke a question... why? There's an almost religious fervour opposed to renewable energy, particularly wind farms, in elements of our Parliament - what you might call the Ukip-tendency of the Tory Party, that Mr Cameron is determined to placate.

WATCH: Could These 'Micro Windmills' Power A Phone?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

What with the number of phones set to outnumber humanity sometime this year, the question of how we're going to charge them all is pretty significant ...

UK Grid Infrastructure: Not a Leg to Stand On

Peter Rolton | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

A staggering 750,000 UK households were hit by power cuts over the festive season, and as nice as a candlelit Christmas may sound, in practice it is at best an inconvenience and at worst a complete nightmare...

Cameron's Fracking 'Bribe' To Cuts-Hit Councils

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Government has renewed its push to promote controversial "fracking" for shale gas, as French energy giant Total confirmed it was investing in the ...

Struggling To Pay Your Energy Bills? 'Share A Shower And Stop Drinking Tea'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Gas and electricity supplier First Utility has been branded "insulting" after sending customers a “5:2 energy diet” – based on a weight-loss pla...

Struggling To Pay Your Energy Bills? 'Share A Shower And Stop Drinking Tea'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Gas and electricity supplier First Utility has been branded "insulting" after sending customers a “5:2 energy diet” – based on a weight-loss pla...

How Have Energy Firms Left You £150 Out Of Pocket?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Households have been left up to £150 out of pocket over the last three years by energy giants deliberately inflating the price they pay for electrici...