MPs are concerned about making vulnerable consumers pay £250bn for essential improvements
At last, the broken energy market has been referred for a full investigation into prices and practices
Energy firms are ‘cutting’ bills by £50 a a year, but it won’t help those forced to choose between heating and eating
Over the past couple of decades successive governments have made plenty of noise about Britain’s falling CO2 emissions. But while such claims are technically true, they overlook a key component of the country’s actual carbon footprint – those emissions generated in the production of the goods and services we import.
The coldest spring in half a century has made energy bills the hottest topic of the season. But the heat has shifted in recent days, from rising gas prices in the face of supply shortages, to the cost of green and energy saving measures such as wind power and loft insulation.
She may be better known for taking on the unions and transforming Britain through her dogged promotion of the free market – but it seems Margaret Thatcher was also something of an eco-warrior.
Energy firms face massive fines for flogging dodgy deals to unsuspecting customers. But they should be forced to compensate people, too.
The UK is in the midst of a fuel-poverty crisis and things are about to get significantly worse. Around 6.5 million – that’s 27 per cent – of households are currently estimated to be unable to heat their homes to the level needed for comfort and wellbeing. Recent changes to existing schemes to help those struggling to heat their homes affordably mean that those most in need are likely to miss out.
The Russian Federation is a major player when it comes to natural gas. Not only are they in possession of the largest proven reserves, which account for nearly a quarter of the world’s total reserves; but they are also the biggest exporter of the commodity by supplying over fifteen percent of global gas production.
While efforts to tackle climate change bring a host of major challenges, there are opportunities too. This fact is not least demonstrated by the entrepreneurial individuals who are coming up with so many innovative emissions-busting solutions.
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