Wind

Into the Eye of the Storm - 24 Blustery Hours in Brighton

Nick Jones | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

With my inevitable post-Christmas return to work looming large on the horizon, I decided that a quick family getaway was in order, one last hurrah with my wife and daughter before I had to go back to the daily commuter grind.

Britain Braced For Wind And Rain

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Heavy rain and gales of more than 100mph have returned to Britain overnight - just days after the last storm caused Christmas misery for tens of thous...

More Flooding Expected As Further Wind And Rain Forecast

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Flooding misery for thousands of homeowners is expected to continue after weather forecasters predicted further wind and rain across the UK. Around...

Woman Dies And Sailor Missing Amid Wild Weather

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A woman has died and a sailor is missing as wild weather batters Britain. The search for a missing sailor who fell overboard from a small cargo sh...

#Scotfail: Commuters Moan About Cancelled Trains Amid 'Wee Gusts'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Furious commuters have vented their anger at Scotland's rail network, which has been suspended due to severe winds battering the country. Network R...

EBRD Energy Investments Do Right By the Planet

Riccardo Puliti | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Riccardo Puliti

We have heard a lot of comment from anti-coal campaigners in the last several months, especially during the public consultation period for the new energy strategy. Their opinion is important to us, as are opinions of all stakeholders. But presenting the EBRD as the last institution that clings to coal and focuses on fossil fuels is incorrect on many levels.

Offshore Wind - It's Decision Time

Maria McCaffery | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Tech
Maria McCaffery

First things first, 2013 has been a record-breaking year for offshore wind, with over a gigawatt of additional capacity installed. This is in keeping with an annual growth rate of at least 50% in the offshore wind sector, which has been a constant since 2004.

The Weather Forecast Is GRIM

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK

Dear Daily Express reader, please calm down. We understand you may have read the weather forecast with a thumping heart and with thoughts of your l...

Wind Energy: Chalk It Up as a Loss

Ben Acheson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

We have read how turbines impact human health and after years of mockery from pro-wind groups, we now have the first peer-reviewed, science-based report confirming that turbines do have harmful impacts on humans...

Bad News Folks

PA | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

Heavy winds and rain have battered much of the UK, with gusts of wind blowing up to 60mph - and the bad weather is set to stay for days. The Great ...

Don't Let Wavering Ambitions Become a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy for the UK's Wind Industry

Maria McCaffery | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK
Maria McCaffery

The abundance of wind in and around the UK can deliver billions of pounds of investment, new technology and new jobs. By havering here the Government risks undermining much-needed investor confidence; and lower projections could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Why the UK Should Adopt a 'Can Do' Attitude to Offshore Wind

Nick Molho | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

With the publication this week of the Government's power sector delivery plan and the imminent release of its long-awaited industrial strategy for offshore wind, now is a good time to reflect on the potential costs and benefits of offshore wind.

Wind Energy Wins Votes

Maria McCaffery | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maria McCaffery

In the numbers game, wind energy is continuing to ride high, despite what certain politicians have been saying in the recent local election campaign. At the end of April, the Department of Energy and Climate Change released the latest wave of its polling on public attitudes towards renewable energy.

Toddler Killed After Gust Of Wind Blows Buggy Into Path Of Van

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

A three-year-old girl died after her buggy was blown into the path of a van, according to reports. The child, named in reports as Olivia Uffindell,...

Spring Snow: Send Us Your Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK

The first few days of spring have not brought the weather to match for many areas of the country from heavy snow, gales and rain bringing power failur...

Bad Weather Cuts Power To Thousands Of Homes

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

More than 44,000 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland were without power on Friday after snow, sleet and storm force winds hit the province. Ge...

More Snow And Gales Predicted

PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

Snow and gale force winds are expected to return to parts of Britain, less than a fortnight after blizzard conditions brought disruption to schools, a...

Britain: The Bipolar Nation

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

If you haven't already noticed this week has seen a mass of snow descend upon the entire of the UK, and to say it has been met with a mass of mixed an...

Dank Holiday: UK Forecast More Rain And Wind

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

The Bank Holiday weekend is set to come to a damp and disappointing end with most of the UK enduring more wet and windy weather. Showers are expect...

DAVEY WINS WIND SUBSIDY BATTLE – BUT AT WHAT COST?

Andrew Pendleton | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Politics
Andrew Pendleton

A fierce fight is raging in the Coalition government over the future of our electricity system - and how to ensure our power needs are affordable and met without wrecking the climate. At the heart of this battle are Chancellor George Osborne and Energy Secretary Ed Davey.

WATCH: Man Wakeboards Down Flooded Russian Street

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Britain has been getting more than its fair share of rain of late - what with June being the wettest its been since records began - but we're not the ...

Boys Injured By Falling Tree

PA | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

Three boys were in hospital, two with serious head injuries, after a tree fell on them. The trio of nine-year-olds were waiting to use the practice...

Storm In A Teacup: Britain Faces 'Unsettled' But Not Severe Weekend Weather

PA | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK

Britain is bracing itself for days of weather more barmy than balmy as sunshine, thunderstorms and even hail downpours arrive. After a few dry days...

Time To Put Away Your Umbrella?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Gale force winds which have battered parts of the country look set to ease this weekend, forecasters said, although the unsettled weather is expected ...

Weather Warnings As Gales Set To Lash Britain

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

More horrendous weather is to lash the UK, with winds of up to 65mph battering coasts and torrential rain threatening flooding on Friday. Severe we...