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Here is a report from the Gansu provence in China where there is a mass transformation underway. The region is fast becoming the frontline for the country's renewable energy effort. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
There is never a bad time to try and save some cash on your household bills. With energy companies having recently raised their prices in the lead up to winter people across the UK will keener than ever to try and save as much money on a utility which is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
How do you heat your home? The majority of us in the UK use electricity for heating our homes, heating our water supply and cooking. The problem is that using electricity for these purposes can be extremely expensive especially in the current climate. Yet a recent study has shown that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
It's something that is being talked about more and more often yet and easy to understand explanation how it works is particularly hard to find. Well it was until I found this fantastic infographic, it gives a clear explanation and who the major players are in the solar industry. However... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
I know this is a bit late but after some recent conversations with my friends I’ve realised that a lot of people don’t necessarily understand how energy is measured. The thing is if we want to do things properly it is essential to know the basics before we can advance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
Since the announcement of Germany’s nuclear shutdown nations around the world have been paying close attention to see if the German plan is working. The German Government decided to do away with nuclear power after the Fukishima disaster in Japan. They closed a total of 8 plants straight away and... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
The green deal - the government's big policy initiative for fighting climate change, is supposed to plug one of Britain's biggest sources of carbon emissions – draughty, fuel-poor homes. When it launches this autumn, the green deal will be the most aggressive home improvement schemes since WW2. It is the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
Dual fuel is a term coined by energy suppliers that means you receive both your gas and electricity from the same energy supplier. For example if you receive your gas from one company and electricity from another then you are not on a dual fuel tariff. What’s the big difference?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
January.... It's not a fun month, most of us are detoxing and trying to make Decembers wage last until the end of the month, not to mention the fact that the weather is still miserable. Which only seems to compound our financial issues. However whilst I was having a snoop... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Energy News UK's blog
Green energy blogs aren't always the most popular choice for some light reading, and it's even worse if you pick a bad one. We've compiled a list of our favourite 5. We feel these blogs provide all the relevant information with a minimum of fuss and jargon. In short they're... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
1. Machines are better at this than you: In most areas of electrical goods the new models are more than capable of self-regulating. So don’t be scared turn on your TV’s power management options, and start to select any of the energy saving options your other appliances have. 2. Clean... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
The BBC recently reported that the SNP’s targets to have 100% of renewable energy used for electricity in Scotland by 2020 have been disputed by the opposition. The country’s Labour leader, Iain Gray, dubbed the plans ‘overambitious’ and ‘technically undeliverable’. Speaking at prime ministers questions, Mr Gray also quoted from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
I have been reading recently about the Energy summit that took place back in July(yes I am quite a bit behind, but I like to be thorough) and about Europe's energy situation. It would seem that according to certain parties in the European government, it's going to take around a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has said he wants to help people save money by making it easier to spot cheap dual fuel deals or switch providers. This is believed to be in response to Labour’s accusation that Mr Huhne stood idly by whilst the energy companies raised their prices... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
In light of the recent price increases and the fact that there appears to be no relief coming any time soon, those in the know are talking about fixed price energy deals. But what is a fixed price tariff? Fixed price gas and electricity tends to be most attractive when... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
It was all rather exciting last Monday, when the UK government fully denied any ongoing discussion’s regarding devolving big energy schemes.What makes it interesting is that this comes after First Minister Carwyn Jones had stated the UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry, confirmed to him that calls for greater powers would... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
Some energy news from abroad hits the wires this week, with Angela Merkel continuing her stance on taking Germany forward towards a post-nuclear age. In some ways this is uncharacteristically direct for an incumbent premier, a job in any democracy so much of whose existence is bound up in expediency.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
Ever since the Fukushima nuclear accidents of March 2011 the discussion about the future of energy has taken something of a different tone. Many people who were previously supporters of nuclear energy began to have second thoughts, while (perhaps a bit strangely) prominent thinker George Monbiot declared that he now... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
In terms of energy made from renewables, energy companies in future are likely to have a changing mix of power sources. Right now it's impossible to predict what shape the mix wil take in the future - but it's unlikely I reckon that wind power will blow out any time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
Biofuels isn't really the green renewable option that you hear the most about in the news at the moment. This could change, of course, is any new developments in biofuels begin to change the game, but for now they seem to be lower on the news agenda. While biofuels may... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
Another day, another news story about the price of oil. In the article talk turns - perhaps inevitably - to the government's grant scheme for electric car purchases. What I didn't know about this is that the scheme is up for review next year, meaning that, as the article states... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
There's a must read article over at The Guardian concerning the so-called Rebound Effect whereby people who use green leightbulbs, cars and so on may actually end up using them more and thereby lessening or even cancelling out any carbon savings. Sounds a bit like a (probably apocryphal) story I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
This post is largely speculative, and for that I make no apologies - half the fun of the future is all about the speculating what will come to pass. This year a lot of people started getting smart energy monitors for the home - and this could be the start... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
Some say technology is speeding up, some disagree. All I know is that the internet and smartphones have changed life by a great measure. Electricity is going through changes too. Less of it is magicked from coal, and more and more of it comes from cleaner sources. And it's not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog
Edinburgh is a town used to seeing famous faces. Any time I've visited during the festival I've always spotted a famous face or six. From Billy Connolly to Lauren Laverne to John Malkovitch, they've all pounded the pavements of Auld Reekie at one point. If you're in the Edinburgh St... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Energy News UK's blog