How much energy do you need to live in your house? This is a really hard question, because in making it about how much you actually need – rather than how much you currently use – introduces lots of things
Energy is the front line. Energy is an intensely political area of business. It always has been. And it could be no other way given a fairly recent history where Government ran generation and supply centrally. Many of our existing
Perhaps not surprisingly having been involved in transport all my working life, I have found it extremely frustrating that, other than in London, transport has remained so low on Labour’s agenda for so long. Who can remember a national transport
There’s a energy revolution taking place in Plymouth. A new way of generating power and keeping the profits in the city is taking shape.
It has long been argued Britain has not made the most of our North Sea oil and gas reserves since the major fields were first discovered in the 1960s. Thatcher famously used up £166bn in North Sea proceeds on tax cuts and spending in the 1980s, rather than investing in a Norwegian-style sovereign wealth fund, for example.
There is a growing consensus that nuclear is integral to the UK’s 21st century energy mix. Labour’s initial charge has belatedly been backed by the Conservatives and more recently, following a volte-face, by the Liberal Democrats. In Wales only Plaid
Bristol has a reputation for green activism, and will be European Green Capital in 2015. Local mayor George Ferguson is a local energy innovator and community activist, having put 31Kw of solar panels on a former Tobacco Factory which he
It is quite something to oppose a project supported by all three main parties – but not UKIP – and which is touted as vital for the British economy. Moreover, it seems even more unlikely that a railway specialist such
Ed Miliband’s conference speech shone a well needed spotlight on the cost of living crisis that is accompanying the long overdue economic recovery – and particularly on fuel poverty. The proposed 20 month price freeze seeks to take on the
In an increasingly environmentally conscientious world, it is key that businesses realise the potential for success in raising their environmental standards. Small changes may lead to financial savings, new business, improved customer confidence, access to funding and increased profits. Simple