Podcast – What’s the future for gas?

What’s the future for gas around the world? Reporter Tom Gibson spoke to the head of the International Energy Agency Maria van der Hoeven about new sources of gas and the impact this will have on future prices. Listen below and remember you can download this from itunes as well.

Energy bill- where’s the detail? asks shadow minister

The draft legislation given to Parliament this week does not include enough detail to give industry confidence, claims the Shadow Energy Minister. Industry has long been calling for clarification to how market mechanisms will work and Tuesday’s announcement by DECC failed to give exact figures to the energy sector. Labour’s Tom Greatrex told ELN: “I’m […]

Pigs in the sun…

How solar powered pig pens are spreading the sustainability message in Hackney

Reporter’s Blog

Scrap carbon tax George and look after industry The carbon price floor- does anyone really understand why it exists? There have been a few energy policies that have divided opinion, but none that have enraged quite so many. The carbon price floor is a cornerstone in the Coalition’s grand plan for Electricity Market Reform- key […]

DECC announce new tariffs for Feed-in Tariff

The Government has announced plans to change the rate of return for the current Feed-in Tariff scheme which they say will “provide greater confidence to consumers and industry.” A tariff of 21p/kWh will take effect from 1st April this year for domestic-size solar panels with an eligibility date on or after 3rd March 2012. Climate […]

Gas will serve Germany after fallout with nuclear

Large reserves of gas from the Norwegian Continental Shelf will be made available to supply Germany in the future. This was according to the Vice President of Statoil who told delegates at e-world energy event in Essen the company would be able to ramp up generation to match Germany’s increased demand. As old capacity and […]

Protestors occupy British Gas offices

Fuel Poverty Action campaigners organise sit in at Staines office Other British Gas stories: Centrica splashes £142m on North Sea field Activists occupy British Gas head office Reporter’s Blog British Gas squares up to EDF through 5% electricity cut

Reporter’s Blog

As I was blown around the station platform last week, watching the delay to my train extend even further I couldn’t help but think it wouldn’t be too long until that old scapegoat of global warming took some of the rap for this recent spate of blustery weather. As floods and droughts, wind and rain, […]

Co-op to cut energy bills

Co-operative Energy, launched in May 2011, has decided to cut its prices in February 2012. The ethical gas and electricity provider will drop by an average of 3%, a 
saving of around £35 per year for the average household in the Midlands. The Co-operative say the move is a response to a recent fall in […]

Water White Paper makes a splash

What does the shake up mean for businesses and consumers? Other water stories: Charity calls for water metering Government “shied away” from mandatory water changes Big changes for water sector mustn’t dry up UK competitiveness Homeowners must not subsidise cheaper water bills for businesses