Sadiq Kahn had put forward plans to make London the first National Park City and in doing so, the greenest city on the planet. The idea of the plan is to create more green infrastructure in London, this will mean new ideas like having green roofs to help with soaking up green water, and plants being added to the outside of walls on busy roads to help improve the air quality.
Research commissioned by the Catholic development charity CAFOD has shown that between 2010 and 2014, the UK’s overseas spend on renewable energy was half the size of what it spent on fossil fuels.
Energy companies have received a warning from the government that they could still legislate a price cap following British Gas’s announcement of a 12.5% increase in electricity prices.
British Gas, a subsidiary of Centrica and one of the UK’s Big Six energy providers, announced its plans to impose an electricity price hike on September 15th of this year. The 12.5% increase will soon affect an estimated 3.1 million customers.
Wind energy in Europe experienced a bumper year for installations with 6.1 GW of additional energy capacity installed within the first six months of 2017. These figures were released by WindEurope, an organization actively promoting wind energy in Europe and the rest of the world, last July 27.
Major UK energy producer Drax has set in motion plans to move away from coal-fired production entirely on the back of depreciation charges of £90m for the first six months of 2017, compared with £49m during the same period of 2016.
If you’re here, you should already know a thing or two about the advantages of switching energy provider, but just to remind you, here’s an infographic we’ve put together going over some of the key facts and figures, including recent price hikes.
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Allegations that British Gas has been misleading customers over switching fees has prompted an investigation by Ofgem, the energy regulatory body. The allegation states that British Gas has been misleading customers over fees payable when switching providers.