Does the green levy steal from the poor to give to the rich?

Green levy and energy bills The government has claimed that the UK will be using 15% of their energy from clean, renewable sources by 2020. There is a very good reason for them promising this. For the past 200 or so years we have been burning...

World is Hotter and Wetter Than Ever Before

THE WORLD is now hotter and wetter than it was 100 years ago. New data released by the Met Office and a global team of experts show there have been dramatic changes since the beginning of the 20th century. The number of cool nights across the globe...

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency can be defined as using less energy to provide the same service. When you replace a single glazed window in your house with a double glazed one, the new window prevents heat from escaping in the winter, so you save energy by using your...

New Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Alex Chisholm has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This follows the announcement that Stephen Lovegrove will move across to become Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. Alex, who is currently Chief Executive of the Competition...

Securing the UK’s electricity supply

The Government is taking action to ensure the UK’s long-term energy security as it builds a system of energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century. Following a consultation launched in March, a package of reforms to the Capacity Market has been confirmed. The Capacity Market is...

Head of Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons announced

The Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons will be led by industry expert Charles Hendry, supported by a team of seconded civil servants. Charles Hendry brings a wealth of experience to the role. He was Minister of State for Energy from May 2010 until September 2012. Since...

UK Energy Efficiency Second worst in the EU

A new report from a European watchdog has ranked the UK as the second-worst member country in the EU for energy efficiency. The Energy Efficiency Watch (EEW), which surveys experts within each member state every three years on the progress of their country towards the European...

1.5 million Scottish Homes below Minimum Efficiency Rating

Almost 1.5 million homes in Scotland are below the recommend energy performance certificate (EPC) standards, reveals a new report from the Existing Homes Alliance. The housing campaigner, which is supported by groups including WWF Scotland and the Energy Saving Trust, has urged Scottish political parties to...

Three Different Types of Boilers; Explained

Three Different Types of Boilers;  Explained   If you’re in need of a new boiler or replacement boiler for your home, there are 3 different types to consider before your purchase. Find out what the differences are and which is best for energy efficiency in your home...