2009 May news archive
Increasing the amount of low-cost renewable energy available to British households will require state intervention, it has been claimed.
Wokingham residents could end up saving money on their council tax as the town switches off unnecessary lighting.
The cost of energy could start to fall as the G8 signs an agreement to implement energy efficiency measures on the continent.
Construction firms have claimed that legislation forcing them to improve energy efficiency and reduce customers' electricity and gas bills could result in house prices going up by ten per cent.
The G8 countries should be pushing for a regulatory framework for renewable energy to ensure firms move ahead with carbon trading.
A major project is under way to clean up British coal power stations and bring them up to the standard expected by the National Grid, it has been reported.
Smart meters could leave millions of Brits facing higher energy bills, it has been claimed.
The topic of cheap electricity from renewable sources is under discussion at the UK's first conference on proposed feed-in tariffs.
Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has switched on Europe's largest onshore windfarm.
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has ruled out raising electricity and gas prices over the next 18 months.
Smart meters will pave the way for the energy infrastructure of the future and could help deliver savings to customers as well as combating climate change, it has been claimed.
Cut price electricity and gas bills could be a thing of the future as the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) unveils plans for a new environmentally-friendly home.
EDF has signed a deal with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop a European energy efficiency research centre.
Around a third of government buildings may be unnecessarily wasting energy and pushing up the cost of electricity paid for by the taxpayer, it has been claimed.
New research shows that the cost of domestic electricity and gas in Europe fluctuates wildly from state to state.
The London Eye is set to receive an upgrade which could see its energy consumption cut by as much as 20 per cent, it has been claimed.
The conservative party has backed geothermal energy as a potential candidate to supply a significant proportion of the UK's future energy needs.
Gas and electricity provider E.ON has confirmed it will begin development of the world biggest offshore windfarm in the outer Thames Estuary.
The government cannot lose momentum when it comes to the introduction of smart meters and helping people save money on their gas and electricity bills, it has been claimed.
Energy saving smart meter technology is just the first step in updating Britain's energy infrastructure, it has been claimed.
The government will need to spend £3 billion a year if it is to tackle high energy prices and reduce the cost of bills for consumers, it has been claimed.
The government has unveiled plans to install a smart meter in every home in Britain by the end of 2020.
EDF and Centrica are set to build new nuclear power stations alongside existing reactors at Sizewell in Suffolk and Hinkley Point in Somerset.
The All Energy 2009 conference will take place in Aberdeen this May.
UK Coal and Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) have signed a deal which will see the former supply SSE's Ferrybridge power station with fuel.
The Checkmate Group has almost finished testing its Anaconda wave energy converter at Qinetiq's facility in Gosport.
Private investment is essential if the UK is to transfer to a low carbon economy, it has been claimed.
The electricity price cut from British Gas sets the tone for tariff reductions across the energy sector, it has been claimed.
British Gas has cut its electricity prices by ten per cent, making it the last major energy supplier to reduce the cost of its energy.
Plans for a large incinerator which will covert waste into energy for thousands of homes in Edinburgh have been mooted by councilors.
British technology research firm Ceres Power claims to have produced a new fuel cell which could change the way the world generates electricity.
The Local Government Association (LGA) is calling on the government to toughen targets for cutting carbon emissions in the home, claiming that many energy firms are dodging their responsibilities.
The Savoy Hotel is set to recycle its food waste in an attempt to reduce the amount it spends on electricity bills.
A new device which could slash thousands of pounds off businesses' gas and electricity bills is to be launched tomorrow.
SmartSynch is developing a new communications device which will make it possible for smart meters to be connected to the internet allowing electricity consumption information to be shared more easily, it has been reported.
The government has announced it will install 45 million smart meters in homes and businesses across the UK over the next decade.