UK summer heatwaves projected to soar 50% higher than global average

A new study warns the country could face a ‘future of extreme heatwaves’, carrying with it a raft of serious health risks

Bulk of Brits ‘to turn off heating for summer by April’

A new survey finds 51% admit they would be turning the heating off to save money, while just 9% said they will be turning off heating for its environmental benefits

Energy transmission infrastructure
‘UK has enough power to get it through the summer’

However, National Grid ESO notes solar growth is making it more difficult to balance the UK grid when demand is low in sunny periods

Climate change ‘means UK heatwaves 30 times more likely’

The Met Office suggests heatwaves like the one seen in 2018 could soon occur every year

UK’s summer heatwaves ‘could cost families extra £300’

Compare the Market says air conditioning units and fans could significantly boost bills

Are this summer’s sunny skies a climate change killer?

As temperatures in the UK soar to 35°C, how concerned are the British public?

UK records ‘greenest summer ever’ in 2017

  The UK experienced the “greenest” summer on record this year. New data from National Grid reveals almost 52% of the nation’s electricity generation was met by low carbon sources from 21st June to 22nd September. That’s in comparison to around 35% four years ago. The news comes as the grid operator launches a new […]

Natural gas to lead US power mix this summer

Natural gas is due to be the largest source of electricity generation in the US this summer. That’s according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which projects the fuel will account for 34% of the total energy mix, down from 37% last summer but still above coal, which remains at 32%. […]

Co-op Energy launches new fixed tariff until summer 2015

Co-operative Energy has launched a new 19-month fixed tariff for new and existing customers with no exit penalties. The energy firm decided to set a new fixed deal for consumers following the popularity of its March 2015 fixed tariff launched a few weeks ago, which was only available for 10,000 customers. The new energy deal […]

Petrol prices could rise by 5p over summer

Petrol prices at the pump could rise by 5p a litre in the coming weeks, hitting holiday motorists in the middle of summer. The warning from the AA comes as a surge in wholesale cost of petrol across Europe has already led to a rise in petrol and diesel prices in the UK, with more […]