Greenpeace have carried out a study which claims that by 2030 Britain could produce 85% of its energy via renewable sources. However, in order to achieve this, there must be major structural changes to the energy production and distribution infrastructure.
EDF’s plan to build a nuclear reactor in Somerset has been frustrated from the offset with worries about the sky high costs and potential problems with the European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) design coming from various sides.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has come out as condemning the government’s apparent indifference towards climate change that they claim is shown by their cutting of renewable energy subsidies.
A decision has been made by the competition and markets authority to lengthen the amount of time that it will take before completing their inquiry into the energy markets.
Across the UK, many households are regularly deciding to go without heating in order to save money on heating bills.
In a recent survey, a staggering 14 million said that they chose to go without heating at times during the winter in order to save money on their heating bills. A further 6 million people stated that they did this regularly.
A new pilot scheme, that is aimed at aiding families who struggle to pay their energy bills, will be rolled out this year. This plan is being referred to as the “fuel bank” initiative and will allow £49 to households in need of help. The scheme is being pioneered by Npower and a number of charities across the country.
Over the course of last year, solar panels have been used almost twice as much by households across the UK. There is now enough energy produced from solar panels in the UK to supply around 1.5 million homes.
Opower, a customer engagement specialist company, have released research that suggest that energy customers do not feel engaged with their energy company. Most customers stated that the only interaction that they have with their energy company is when their bill arrives in the post.