Calls for a Government hydrogen strategy

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has urged the UK Government to implement a Hydrogen Strategy to help decarbonise carbon-intensive sectors. The National Grid has also announced plans to build a new hydrogen testing facility. The EAC held an inquiry in July seeking views on effective technological responses to help combat climate change. More than 100 […]

UK coal-free power record

The UK went more than a month without using coal for power during the Coronavirus lockdown – the longest period since the Industrial Revolution. May 11, 2020, marked 30 days coal-free as gas, nuclear and renewables provided enough demand during a period of lower energy demand because of the economic shutdown and sunny weather. National […]

UK businesses  wasting £60m in avoidable energy bills

A staggering £60m is being wasted by UK businesses in unnecessary energy bills, according to a new report. Energy thinktank Green Alliance says energy management needs to be improved if the country’s climate targets are to be met. The built environment accounts for 40% of national energy use and around one-third of emissions This month’s […]

UK’s offshore wind sector boosted by £100m programme

A new £100m programme has been launched to boost the growth of the UK’s offshore wind sector which will, in turn, benefit businesses. The 10-year initiative, the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP), has been unveiled by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) to support more than 650 businesses boost the value and growth of the […]

Records broken for low-carbon options

Once again as Brexit continues to dominate airtime, column inches and many a social media post, it can be hard to find glimmers of any positive moves being made to tackle the country – and world’s – even more pressing emergency: climate change. Yet buried deep in the weeds of daily news coverage recently were […]

Climate change: positive steps to celebrate

Once again as Brexit continues to dominate airtime, column inches and many a social media post, it can be hard to find glimmers of any positive moves being made to tackle the country – and world’s – even more pressing emergency: climate change. Yet buried deep in the weeds of daily news coverage this week […]

Businesses Shutting Down During Peak Power Costs

Many businesses have been shutting down between 4pm and 7pm, the time of peak power costs, to curb energy bills, suppliers have said. But they warned many are ill-prepared for energy price rises in the region of 20-25% in the coming year. Wholesale price increases coupled with uncertainty surrounding Brexit indicate a period of instability […]

Tests To Assess Impact of Solar Power on Fuel Poverty

London councils have received funding from the Green Investment Bank to pilot a project assessing the impact of solar power on tackling fuel poverty. Camden, Islington and Waltham Forest are collaborating on a scheme to install solar panels and batteries in 41 low income homes to see how they affect fuel consumption and costs. Part-funded […]