The shorter and colder days of winter mean higher energy bills for many businesses. Research has found that an office based company will use 50% of its annual gas consumption in winter. So, it’s no surprise that many businesses are focused on cutting energy usage, not only to save money but also to build corporate reputation.
The European Commission may have failed to make a decision on funding of carbon capture and storage but a demonstration project is needed now, says EURELECTRIC.
The UK government’s long-awaited Energy Bill will go before Parliament this afternoon for its second reading.
The European Union is still making progress on renewables, with its energy share increasing to 13.4% in 2011, but the UK is still lagging in the league table of nations, according to the latest figures.
UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey defended the government’s position on energy yesterday, arguing that its climate change policies only account for a small fraction of the typical household fuel bill.
The UK government has today announced revised subsidies for large solar installations that are not as low as previously feared.
UK energy regulator Ofgem yesterday announced a major, £24.2 billion investment in the country’s electricity and gas networks over the next eight years.