December 11, 2017

Theresa May’s price cap on energy bills risks damaging her government’s hopes of installing millions more smart meters in homes, two of the UK’s biggest energy companies have warned.

In evidence submitted to the business, energy and industrial strategy committee , Briti...

November 26, 2017

Chair of policy committee also points to action to extract more North Sea gas and oil, suggesting support for shale gas is cooling

A protester is led Away during a demonstration at Kirby Misperton in North Yorkshire, where final consent for fracking is expected to be gi...

November 23, 2017

Government accused of ‘turning their back on renewables’ after saying there will be no more money for new low-carbon levies

The Treasury decision will deal a blow to companies hoping to build new windfarms, solar plants and tidal lagoons. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for t...

November 13, 2017

No gas boilers have been repaired since April under a government scheme intended to combat fuel poverty, as a result of spending cuts that risk leaving poorer Britons unprotected from the cold at home, according to a fuel poverty pressure group.

National Energy Action (...

October 23, 2017

Any support for Coalition’s national energy guarantee needs to defend ‘50% renewable energy target by 2030’

 (L-R) Chris Bowen, Bill Shorten, Andrew Leigh and shadow Mark Butler visit the Mount Majura solar farm in Canberra. The Labor party have committed to 50% renewab...

October 23, 2017

SSE and Drax tell Philip Hammond they need longer-term clarity on price floor if they are to replace coal power plants

The cooling towers of the Drax power plant near Selby, northern England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Two of Britain’s biggest energy compani...

October 18, 2017

The national electricity guarantee is a lot like an emissions intensity trading scheme. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Climate and energy policy is confusing, and it’s been a toxic mess for more than a decade. Malcolm Turnbull says his national energy guarantee i...

October 17, 2017

Emboldened by recent innovations, the renewables sector is booming – and on the lookout for Stem graduates

The renewables sector takes in many skillsets. Photograph: Getty Images

From Elon Musk agreeing to build the world’s biggest lithium ion battery to Volvo’s announce...

October 16, 2017

Coal can’t compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can’t save expensive, dirty energy.

Aerial view of an industrial base consisting of wind turbines, solar panels and fish ponds at tidal flats on July 25, 2017 in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province of China....

October 16, 2017

The spectre of our cities choking with unhealthy air has prompted numerous governments to mandate a transition to electric cars. Their concerns are well founded, even if their proposals fall short of what is needed.

Over the past four decades, cars have become far less...

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