Green Energy

13 July

The legacy of high energy bills continues

The Government has axed the plan to make all new build houses carbon neutral by 2016. Planners and activists are up in arms about the radical decision that could result in unchanging high energy bills.

26 June

Government confirms plans to privatise GIB

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government is to look at options for privatising the Green Investment Bank (GIB).

24 June

Good Energy to allow Bristolians to pay with home currency – the Bristol Pound.

Bristolians can now pay their energy bills using their local currency - the Bristol Pound. (£B)

01 April

World's longest electricity connector to be built between Norway and Blyth UK

National Grid and Statnett reach agreement on interconnector between UK and Norway. Green energy for 750,000 homes in Britian.

27 February

Wind energy subsidies are responsible for rising energy bills

Following calls for wind energy projects to migrate onshore, industry experts this week criticized government bodies for being too generous with subsidies in the past, which have contributed to rising energy bills.

25 February

Solar Eclipse threatens Europe's solar energy supply.

With the biggest solar eclipse since 1999 due on 20th March this year, and the use of solar power up to 10.5% - are systems operators ready?

09 January

Wind energy whips up trouble for the government

The UK government has been recently criticised on two separate occasions for it's approach and stance on wind energy, so this week they responded to their critics.

03 December

A ‘world first’ tidal energy project could give Britain the boost that it needs

The government has announced it is in the early stages of discussions that could lead to a 'world first' tidal energy project off the south coast of Wales. Energy experts are hopeful that these discussions mark a change in attitude towards renewable energy in Britain.

17 November

U.S. and China reach pivotal agreement on climate change policy

The United States and China have come to a historic agreement in the fight against climate change.

27 October

Wind farms overtake nuclear power as UK’s largest power generator

On Tuesday last week, the UK’s wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations, according to the National Grid.