In our regular round-up of energy efficiency news we have flood warnings, Pharrell Williams’ new fashion brand, green skyscrapers, eco-friendly bikes and climate change on Google Earth!
With such a seemingly eco-friendly government, many are surprised to learn that the government want to increase the number of cars on the roads.
The following is a guest article which originally appeared on the excellent Carbon Brief website.
You can read the original version here.
Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed financial incentives for councils and residents that are affected by fracking — the controversial process of extracting shale gas from the ground.
The energy watchdog Ofgem have put down new rules that will ban confusing and complicated energy tariffs. The ban came into effect on 2nd January 2014.
In our final news round-up of the year, we have hi-tech bikes from Bangkok, Japan’s plans to put solar panels on the moon, renewable energy news from Chile & Italy, and eco-friendly Christmas trees!
Earlier this year, five of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers announced that they would be making major increases to their prices. In an effort to lessen the impact on consumers the government have announced a new package of plans to bring energy prices down, allowing the energy companies to pass the savings on to consumers.
Five of the six big energy companies recently announced that their prices will be going up this winter. A new report from National Audit Office suggests that this trend could continue for another 17 years. The cost of gas, electricity and water is expected to increase at a higher rate than inflation, and lower income households will be the most affected.
Our regular round-up of energy news from around the world.