Only a third of public would support fracking despite cash payments

Only a third of the public would support fracking even if they got cash. A survey by YouGov published by Friends of the Earth asked more than 1,000 people if they would allow shale exploration near their houses if they were paid up to £10,000. It follows the government’s consultation on wether or not give […]

Miliband calls for ‘clear’ decarbonisation plan

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for a “clear goal” to decarbonise the power sector by 2030. He said the Government must create an attractive place for investors and give them the confidence needed to invest in new low carbon sources of energy. His comments come as the Climate Change Committee warned the UK Government’s […]

FoE: Time to take our foot off the gas

The UK needs to take its “foot off the gas” as it is a risk for the country to rely on it, according to a new report. Green group Friends of the Earth (FoE) suggests we need to focus on developing clean energy, using the country’s potential for wind, wave and solar power. The news […]

UK takes flak for “watering down” EU efficiency laws

The UK Government has been criticised for its role in “watering down” new EU laws which set legally binding energy efficiency laws for European countries. The EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive means all Member States have to bring in energy saving schemes, led by the public sector. It also reinforces the EU’s 20% energy savings target […]

Fuel poverty on the rise

Half a million more people are in fuel poverty according to the latest figures released by DECC. The annual report of fuel poverty statistics released today, shows 4.5 million households were in fuel poverty in 2008, which are the most recent figures available. That’s a rise of half a million on the year before. A […]