Thursday, 30 June 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
The announcement comes three months after a powerful earthquake and its following tsunami triggered a radioactive disaster at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The government is planning to construct the new suite of reactors to maintain electricity supplies and cut greenhouse gas emissions after closing down an old generation of power stations, British media reported. "Around a quarter of the United Kingdom's generating capacity is due to close by the end of this decade. We need to replace this with secure, low carbon, affordable energy," said Energy Minister Charles Hendry.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 27 June 2011
Sympathy towards British Gas, npower, E.ON, EDF, Scottish and Southern, and Scottish Power has not been forthcoming since Ofgem found that they raise bills quicker than they lower them when wholesale gas and electricity prices change. But can the regulator force change on these powerful companies?http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/utilities/8592736/Ofgem-may-be-blown-away-by-the-power-of-the-Big-Six-energy-companies.html
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Friday, 24 June 2011
How the deal will workISIS Solar has structured the deal so that members of BMR, which represents some of Britain’s biggest landowners, will either be able to buy the solar systems outright or receive the energy free in return for providing land on which the solar arrays will be installed.
UK Water bills could increase by £4.2 billion, the equivalent of £162 for every household in the country, following a decision to switch responsibility of sewers from individuals to water companies.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/household-bills/8586652/Water-bills-could-increase-by-4.2bn.html
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Ofgem, Britain's energy regulator, is to press ahead with plans for a radical overhaul of the gas and electricity markets to encourage competition at a time of rising energy prices.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/8591067/Ofgem-presses-on-with-overhaul-of-gas-and-electricity-markets.html
We are rapidly approaching a tipping point in the energy story of this country. Eight years ago, the UK was self-sufficient in gas. Today we're importing about 50pc of our needs and that proportion will rise to 75pc by 2020.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Huhne under fire for hitting out at green law 'deregulation zealots' who want to bin costly red tape
Monday, 20 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Inflation remained at a two-and-half year high of 4.5pc in May - more than twice the Bank of England's target - as rising food prices offset a fall in travel costs. This is how economists reacted to the data.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/8574656/UK-inflation-remains-at-4.5pc-reaction.html
The company’s chairman Greg Soloman described the gas field under South Wales as potentially “colossal”.
“This has got the potential to literally transform the Welsh economy – no question at all. We’re talking about potentially huge quantities of gas,” Mr Solomon said.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Following their sharp increases in energy prices, he says they need to explain themselves.
Friday, 10 June 2011
Toyota to reduce emissions by installing large solar array Read more: http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/energy-and-environment/news/toyota-to-reduce-emissions-by-installing-large-solar-array/1008921.article#ixzz1Oc65odco
Anthony Pohl, the director of the annual Smart Metering UK & Ireland conference, says the confab was crucial for the successful roll out of 53 million smart meters being installed in 30 million homes and businesses across the country. The smart meters in the home will enable energy users and suppliers to have more control over usage and reduce waste.Zoe McCleod, the energy expert for Consumer Focus, says smart meters can bring big benefits for the public if done correctly but the devices also pose potential big risks if done wrong. She believes the challenge was for industry to work with government and consumer groups to put the right protections in place and ensure that smart meters deliver for consumers.http://www.smartmeters.com/the-news/2295-uk-utilities-and-government-brainstorming-smart-meter-deployment.html
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Thursday, 9 June 2011
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Families Face £200 Hike As Energy Prices Rise
Energy bills could rise by almost £200 per household this year if all six big suppliers follow the lead set by Scottish Power.
Read on Sky News
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Energy Bills Set To Greatly Increase In UK
Households will have to deal with even bigger increases in energy bills this year if all six big suppliers follow the lead set by Scottish Power.
Read on Sky News
Monday, 6 June 2011
Arava Power's 4.95 megawatt solar power plant at Kibbutz Keturah is the first of about 50 photovoltaic power fields to be built throughout the southern Negev desert by the end of 2014.Israel's Arava Power unveiled the country's first commercial solar power plant on Sunday, showing it off to government ministers and dignitaries, and announced plans to erect dozens of other solar array fields, whose total cost could reach $2 billion. The announcement was appropriately made on UN World Environment Day.
Friday, 3 June 2011
Pure and simple, politics drove Chancellor Merkel to this unwise policy reversal. She has ardently supported nuclear power, which generates 23 percent of Germany’s electricity. Earlier, she had decided to extend the life of Germany’s atomic plants until 2036, more than a decade longer than a scheduled phaseout agreed to in the previous center-left government.But when Japan’s earthquake and tsunami caused a partial meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March, that also triggered earth-moving protests against nuclear power in Germany. In local elections, the issue caused Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrat party to lose political control of a state that it had historically dominated. Her nuclear “nein, danke” now opens the way to a possible coalition with the popular Green party after the next national election.http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2011/0602/Germany-s-costly-decision-to-give-up-nuclear-power
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Wednesday, 1 June 2011