DECC to shut down coal plants by 2023

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will vow to shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2023. The UK still has 10 remaining coal-fired power stations and these will either be closed or converted to alternative fuels. This came about after the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) ordered plants to reduce the amount of […]

First energy producing home opens

Grand Designs eat your heart out this week as the first low cost ‘energy positive’ house is built in Britain. This three-bedroom house generates more energy than its inhabitants will use and only cost £125,000 to build as it is powered quite simply, by the sun. Using batteries to store the electricity, which it generates […]

Safeguarding the future of UK electricity supply

With rising concerns over potential blackouts, the government has introduced new measures to ensure a reliable UK electricity supply whilst reducing carbon emissions at a cost efficient level for customers. New legislation is called Electricity Market Reform (EMR) and includes incentive schemes to generate low carbon and reliable electricity supplies. Essentially, this means replacing older […]

Lib Dems red circle green policies

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg states that the Liberal Democrats’ green policies will not be up for negotiation if the party is approached to form a second coalition government. Well, what a relief to see our Lib Dem leader has grown a backbone ready for the 2015 elections. Shame we’re not quite convinced though Nick, […]