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We mustn’t force the poorest to pay for repairs to our crumbling infrastructure, The Money Blog

We mustn’t force the poorest to pay for repairs to our crumbling infrastructure

MPs are concerned about making vulnerable consumers pay £250bn for essential improvements

By | The Money Blog | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 at 10:43 am

Big Six energy companies face full competition probe at last, The Money Blog

Big Six energy companies face full competition probe at last

At last, the broken energy market has been referred for a full investigation into prices and practices

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 26 June 2014 at 11:32 am

Much more is needed from the government to help those facing fuel poverty, The Money Blog

Much more is needed from the government to help those facing fuel poverty

Energy firms are ‘cutting’ bills by £50 a a year, but it won’t help those forced to choose between heating and eating

By | The Money Blog | Monday, 2 December 2013 at 3:34 pm

The carbon footprint created by imports, Energy

The carbon footprint created by imports

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.

By | Energy | Monday, 29 April 2013 at 5:00 am

A new winter of discontent: The continuing controversy over energy bills, Energy

A new winter of discontent: The continuing controversy over energy bills

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.

By | Energy | Wednesday, 10 April 2013 at 10:25 am

Iron Lady and eco-warrior? Margaret Thatcher’s commitment to green matters, Energy

Iron Lady and eco-warrior? Margaret Thatcher’s commitment to green matters

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.

By | Energy | Tuesday, 9 April 2013 at 4:59 pm

Liars! The energy firms must be stopped from ripping us off, The Money Blog

Liars! The energy firms must be stopped from ripping us off

Energy firms face massive fines for flogging dodgy deals to unsuspecting customers. But they should be forced to compensate people, too.

By | The Money Blog | Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 12:22 pm

Fuel Poverty: Why this is the Government’s problem, Health

Fuel Poverty: Why this is the Government’s problem

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.

By | Health, Notebook | Monday, 4 February 2013 at 5:52 pm

Putin’s Gazprom: An unhealthy mix of business and politics, Notebook

Putin’s Gazprom: An unhealthy mix of business and politics

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.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 27 April 2012 at 4:00 am

Green innovators – and why we need more of them, Science & Technology

Green innovators – and why we need more of them

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.

By | Science & Technology | Friday, 9 March 2012 at 12:43 pm

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