Majority of Brits worried about blackouts and higher energy bills

A new survey on the UK’s energy policy has revealed that 64% of the public is concerned about the possibility of blackouts and a staggering 93% are worried about higher energy bills. The poll of more than 2,000 people also found that more than half believe the Government should support construction of more renewable energy […]

New nuclear build will lock consumers into higher energy bills

The Government’s plans for new nuclear power stations in the UK will lead to consumers facing higher energy bills for many more years to come. That’s the view of environmental groups following the approval yesterday for EDF Energy to construct a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. They are urging the Government to […]

Engineers fear electricity storage is losing out

Engineers are concerned Government support for electricity storage is “scant and ill-designed”. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers says new technology could be a solution to the unpredictability of renewable energy sources like wind power which are to play a key role in the new Energy Bill. It says the UK has the potential to be at the […]

Experts back new shale measures

Experts in the energy sector have welcomed a report published today which has given the UK shale industry scope for the future. The report admitted fracking may produce minor tremors, but that as long as certain risk-mitigating measures were adhered to, there was the possibility of a safe future for shale on UK shores. The […]

IMEC question how many jobs will go to France, following nuclear deal

A senior engineer has warned that the deal made between France and the UK may favour French firms. DECC said the deal made in Paris today would bring jobs to the UK. Dr Tim Fox from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers thinks France may get the vast majority of contracts in the UK. DECC announced […]