Generate your own Energy
9th August 2013 | Marc Sobbohi: The Manufacturer
Cutting your energy costs in half. Having your own power station. Buying energy at wholesale prices. Coming off the grid. All of this sounds fanciful, but that’s the future of manufacturing, according to energy expert Peter Rolton.
Posts from 2013
Derailed: The UK's Energy Supply?
28th February 2013 | Peter Rolton
The Chief Executive of Ofgem, Alistair Buchanan, last week delivered a severe warning to the nation about the likelihood of energy price hikes in the next few years as the UK feels the repercussions of growing needs and depleting resources.
Davey Falters in the Forum
22nd February 2013 | Kate Roche
When Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey opened the floor to questions about the Green Deal from the online forum Mumsnet, he worked hard to get users on-side, greeting everyone to whom he was responding personally and sprinkling his answers generously with friendly exclamation marks.
Britain's Nuclear Problem
15th February 2013 | Kate Roche
Last week saw a triple-faceted disaster unfold in the UK nuclear industry, with Cumbria’s refusal to play host to a planned underground waste storage centre, the Sellafield site facing prosecution for sending radioactive waste to landfill instead of the low level waste repository it was intended for, and, most worryingly, Centrica’s announcement that it will not proceed with its plans to build nuclear reactors in Suffolk and Somerset.
Will the Green Deal prove to be a Good Deal after all?
8th February 2013 | Peter Rolton
After a prolonged delay, the Green Deal came into fruition at the beginning of last week.
The Darkening Skyline of "Greyjing"
29th January 2013 | Peter Rolton
One of the world’s busiest cities brought to a standstill. Flights grounded. Schools deserted. Half-completed construction work abandoned. Shelves empty of the protective masks that were plentifully stocked only days ago…