UK Energy

Ten Ways to Reduce the Energy Consumption of IT

Sumir Karayi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sumir Karayi

Passionate about identifying waste and eliminating it, Sumir Karayi, chief executive of 1E shares his thoughts on strategies to reduce the energy cons...

'I Feel Sick': Stunned Workers Told Factory Is Closing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Stunned workers at a Scottish energy plant have been told it is to close, with the loss of hundreds of jobs. The bombshell decision to shut the pet...

Big Six Must Explain Energy Price Rises, Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

The heads of the 'Big Six' energy firms have been summoned by a committee of MPs to explain why they are increasing prices. The Energy and Climate...

Ned Simons

John Major Calls For 'Excess Profits Tax' On Energy Companies, Praises Ed Miliband | Ned Simons | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Politics

In a dramatic intervention, former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major has called for George Osborne to impose a windfall tax on energy firms t...

Has the UK Signed Up to Build a Faulty Nuclear Power Plant?

Katie McQue | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Katie McQue

On Monday, the UK woke-up to the news that the government had struck a deal to build our first new nuclear plant in over 18 years. The 3.2GW plant, named Hinkley Point C, has been touted as a job-maker and a boost to our energy security. Worryingly, however, the design of this nuclear reactor may be flawed, potentially exposing the UK to huge financial risks, as well a gravely unsafe nuclear plant.

Setting Up Camp in the Policy Battlefield

Peter Rolton | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

This week, George Osborne announced his intentions to drop certain green levies, distancing the government from involvement in some areas of the sector. This may appear to be letting the cards fall where they may, and there have been several vocal opponents to the move...

Which Energy Firm Has Been Fined £8.5m For Misleading Customers?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy giant Scottish Power is to pay £8.5 million to customers after an investigation by regulator Ofgem found that the group provided misleading in...

Give Power to Partnerships

Valdemar Alsop | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Valdemar Alsop

Now that Npower has joined the rest of the gang in bumping up bills for Brits, isn't it time something was actually done about it? Yes, Ed's got his price freeze, and the Coalition have their 'wear jumpers to keep warm' enlightened scheme, but this is all a bit like tinkering with the clothing of the people on top of a wedding cake, when the bottom layer looks as if it's crumbling.

A Nuclear Deal For Britain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has hailed a landmark deal to build Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation. The agreement with French-owned EDF ...

'Scrapping Green Taxes Would Push Your Energy Bills Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has warned that scrapping green energy levies would push up bills in future and leave more people unable to heat their homes. "Like ever...

How Long Can We Stay Blind to Blackouts?

Peter Rolton | Posted 14.12.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Well, the inevitable has happened: 'Blackout Britain' has made its way back into the news as the National Grid announces that this winter brings with it the highest risk of power cuts in six years. Not that it's anything to be smug about, but this news isn't really new...

We Can't Stop Your Bills Rising, Warns Energy Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy bills will keep soaring as ministers cannot do anything to protect consumers, energy secretary Ed Davey warned. The Lib Dem minister's comme...

The Truth Behind Spiralling Energy Prices

Richard Lloyd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Some blame the 'greedy profiteering energy fat cats'. Some have even blamed consumers for not helping themselves when it comes to cutting back on their energy use or finding the best energy deals that are out there. The truth of course is that no one group is right. The real truth is our energy market is fundamentally failing.

Don't Like Paying More? Switch Your Energy Supplier, Says Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Politics

Consumers should ditch energy firms that put up bills and switch to a cheaper rival, Tory energy minister Michael Fallon said. Fallon's call for co...

'We're Sorry But We Have To Increase Energy Prices"

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Politics

Energy firm SSE has announced it will increase gas and electricity prices by an average of 8.2%, the first of the big six suppliers to do so after Ed ...

'Green Growth' Is Key, New Development Paradigm for Developing Countries

Julian Hunt | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Julian Hunt

Following a recent meeting between Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei, the ADB has pledged its support for green and inclusive growth in China with a major new investment...

A Shared Global Vision Of A Sustainable World

Nick Blandford | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK
Nick Blandford

Are there solutions that give as much as they take? This question guided the Sustainable Development Plenary Session, which rounded out the first action packed and inspiring day of the One Young World Summit 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Could Ed's Energy Price Freeze Scare Off Investment?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy bill tariffs could undermine billions of pounds worth of investment and jobs, Scottish Power's chief corporate o...

Miliband: Playing With Fire by Freezing Prices

Peter Rolton | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

I fail to see how Miliband wouldn't have seen this coming, which makes it easy to view any promise to freeze prices as the worst kind of populist politics, attempting to curry favour from voters with total disregard for the consequences. If Miliband is out for total control of the energy companies, why does he not re-nationalise them?

Us and Them: Why Ed Prefers Ignorance to Information

Jemma Wayne | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

Reducing the voting age to 16 may have seemed like one of the more throw-away policies in Ed Miliband's 'We're better than this' conference speech. But it encapsulated the simplistic appeal to base prejudices that characterised his sermon. And being 'better' was perhaps a mantra he should have first recited to himself.

Key 'Missing' Debate Over Future of Nuclear Energy Is Waste Storage

Behnam Taebi | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK
Behnam Taebi

Across the world, the contentious debate over the future of nuclear power continues apace. In East Asia, for instance, it emerged last month that a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking radio-active water for three years. Meanwhile, Japan is still struggling to contain radio-active water from Fukushima; and in South Korea prosecutors are conducting a huge investigation into forged nuclear safety certificates.

Asa Bennett

Does California Show Ed's Energy Freeze Is Doomed? | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband’s promise to freeze energy prices until 2017 if Labour returns to government in 2015 has sparked outrage from the ‘big six’ energy f...

TIPS: Sneaky Ways To Save Money On Bills

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Bills are a total bore and they eat up beer money, but unfortunately they're a pretty necessary expense. But there are ways to save on them, so you ca...

Ed's Price Promise a Bold Move

Richard Lloyd | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Lloyd

Ed Miliband's promises at the Labour Party Conference will give hope to the millions worrying about how they will heat their home this winter. Consistently, we find that rising energy prices is one of the top worries for hard-pressed consumers with some people even having to dip in to their savings to cover ever spiralling household bills.

Could Miliband's Energy Price Freeze Make Suppliers Go Bust?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze gas and electricity until 2017 has sparked warnings from energy companies that they could go bust by having to survive ...