Green Energy

Tackling Climate Change Does More Than Tackle Climate Change

Joe Ware | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

One of the rocks that climate change sceptics like to throw at those advocating action to tackle climate change is that it's all very well for the rich developed world to reduce its carbon footprint but it's immoral to ask the world's poor to give up cheap energy such as coal. Yes, climate change may be happening, they say, but it's unfair to pull up the fossil fuel ladder from developing countries.

Are LED's About to Take Over the World?

Anna Gillespie | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anna Gillespie

The European Commission has also recently announced that it may ban halogen bulbs as early as next year as part of their drive on energy efficiency which means LED's and CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps) are set to become even more widespread.

Syriza Faces a Painful Dilemma: Should Coal Fuel Greece's Economic Recovery?

Brendan Montague | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Politics
Brendan Montague

Prometheus, according to mythology, gave fire to humankind only to suffer in perpetuity. Today in Greece, the new Syriza government must confront the modern equivalent of this ancient dilemma: whether to burn fossil fuels to ignite financial recovery.

Driving Job Creation Through Energy Efficiency: It's a No Brainer!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

MEPs, campaign groups and EU citizens know that having an ambitious and united approach to energy policy is a no-brainer, and part of that should be equipping buildings to do the hard work of cutting energy consumption for us. It's time now to convince the Commission and our governments to go that step further to creating a strategy that truly benefits people and planet.

Fracking Is Not Right for Today's Families or Tomorrow's Environment

Ibrahim Taguri | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ibrahim Taguri

The oil is almost gone and the same will be true of gas sooner rather than later. Then what? Tar Sands or deep water drilling? This is simply ducking the hard questions and leaving it to future generations to deal with.

Investing in Clean Energy With a Social Conscience

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

For a region with a strong history of energy production, it is really exciting that the North East is carving out its place as a clean energy technology hub for the UK. It is great that companies are investing in building new energy production sites and providing some of the new power capacity needed to decarbonise our energy supply and industries.

By Failing to Prepare, We Are Preparing to Fail

John Longworth | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
John Longworth

Successive governments have failed to adequately plan to guarantee the energy supplies required for our economy, businesses and consumers. The UK has a poor track at delivering all manner of infrastructure projects. Persistent political short-termism means the UK's infrastructure ranks poorly compared to other developed nations. There is nowhere that this failure is better illustrated than with energy.

The Antidote to Climate Despair?

Chris Shaw | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Chris Shaw

Climate policy is failing. Climate scientists know it, environmental activists know it, even politicians know it. There is a pervading sense of despair and resignation amongst those who are paying attention at all, as we continue towards the irreversible destabilisation of the familiar, benign climate in which civilisation developed.

How Politics Is Shaping the Debate on Sustainable Energy in the US

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

Last week's mid-term elections in the US underscored the importance of energy issues for the US electorate. Shale gas, the Keystone pipeline, the Clean Climate Plan and EPA carbon regulators were major electoral issues in many US States...

Black Is the New Green, Part One: Energy Security

David Saddington | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
David Saddington

Energy security is one of the most talked about topics not only in terms of the debates around climate change action but also conventional policy. Energy price and stability have very real economic implications for any nation and there is now more than ever increasing concern to secure the resource by internalising energy generation.

UK Government: 'Keep Calm and Cut Carbon Emissions be 80%'

Sarah Willis | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Sarah Willis

Over the next 46 years we can expect to see serious steps taken towards creating a safer and more sustainable environment not only for future generations but for us now.

Reinventing the Clyde and Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Scottish Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

With the polls tightening and the bookmakers shortening their odds, there is now a very real chance that Scottish people will vote for independence in two weeks time... However, one of the most positive contributions has been the Scottish Government's commitment to a 'do no harm' arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.

Imagining a World Without War

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What we need to do now is go further... to imagine, and then create, a world without war. With the hideous death-toll in Gaza, the chaos in Syria and Ukraine, the turmoil in Libya, that might seem a long way from the reality of 2014. But the important first step is to say "this is possible", and then to start to plan the actions needed to bring a peaceful world into being.

Australia Has Really Cocked Things Up Now

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, taking a global step backwards over climate policy. Prime Ministe...

This 'Climate Criminal' Wants The UK's Help To Thwart Global Emission Reforms

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

The Australian Prime Minister, who once famously said that climate change is "absolute crap," has invited the UK to join an alliance of "like-minded" ...

The Sun Is Setting on Large-Scale Solar

Peter Rolton | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Aside from the sneaking suspicion that this is actually a spooked Governmental response to the rising numbers of UKIP voters, aiming to stop the progress of large solar before it becomes as unpopular as wind with NIMBY voters and causes anyone else to defect, there is a far more immediate problem.

The Populist Policy Problem

Peter Rolton | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

The nation's future energy security shouldn't be put at risk just because the NIMBY few shout the loudest, or because weak politicians daren't put their heads above the parapet to campaign for what is ethically, commercially and logically right

Energy Giants '£2bn Better Off' Due To Coalition Green Deal Cock-Up

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

Energy giants are set for a £2 billion windfall over the next three years due to ministers over-estimating how deeply they needed to cut green levies...

'We'll Cut Wind Farms Cash If We Win In 2015,' Tories Pledge

PA | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative government elected in 2015 would axe public subsidies for any newly planned on-shore wind turbines, the party has said. Existing win...

We Need More Onshore Wind Turbines, Not Less

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Travelling through the countryside of Germany and Denmark, there is hardly at any point you can't see any wind turbines spinning in the background. Even in deeply conservative Texas, in the US, wind turbines are becoming a more dominant factor in the landscape and here is the thing - people like it.

Toryism Won't Protect the Welfare State or Tackle Climate Change - That Baton Falls to the Left

Matt Hawkins | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Matt Hawkins

What's driving these changes is the Conservative's social philosophy infused with ideals of individual responsibility and ending the 'evils of dependency'. It's social malevolence, not economic pragmatism. The same can be said of the environment. Environmental campaigners are calling for government action but taking action is anathema to Conservative ideology.

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Young Entrepreneur Making Biofuel From Coffee

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Why start your own business? There was very little thought in whether or not I could start my own business. For me, this was a very clear and natural...

Good Energy Forced a Household in the UK to Sit in Dark for Two Days

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

Good Energy forced a household in the UK to sit in dark for two days after they switched from one energy provider to Good Energy. The new customer had to throw their frozen food away as a result.

Can Renewables Face Down the Fracking Onslaught?

Jon Bennett | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jon Bennett

Earlier this month the tenth staging of the Ecobuild conference brought together leading lights from sustainable building. One of the conference highlights was a debate on the UK's energy future...

This Is Really Fracking Funny

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Comedy

"With fracking companies circling the British Isles, it's now more important than ever to make a stand," says green electricity company Ecotricity. ...