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Part of the Scottish Power West of Duddon Sands Offshore wind farm under construction in the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria,. Image shot 2014. Exact date unknown.

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

The UK government today awarded contracts worth £176m to 11 low-carbon electricity schemes, with offshore wind the big winner. These projects will... Read More

Renewables | Sep 11. 2017.
Double-glazing windows being installed on conservatory roof

Energy efficiency policies 'could save UK homes £270', report finds

UK homeowners could cut their yearly bills by hundreds of pounds by making their properties more energy efficient, a new report says. ... Read More

Energy | Sep 6. 2017.
A48JB0 John humphries sue macgregor and sports reporter nick mullin in the bbc radio 4 today programme studio

Factcheck: Lord Lawson's inaccurate claims about climate change on BBC Radio 4

The Today programme, BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs breakfast show, featured a prominent five-minute interview this morning with the climate... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 10. 2017.
C37PD5 Giant plug and socket electrical sculpture London UK.

In-depth: The challenges facing the Dieter Helm 'energy cost' review

The UK government has asked Prof Dieter Helm, an economist at the University of Oxford, to carry out an energy cost review and report back by the end... Read More

UK policy | Aug 8. 2017.
BCMCX8 MAN INSULATING A DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD LOFT WITH ROLLS OF LOFT INSULATION UK

Factcheck: British Gas and Daily Telegraph make confusing claims over 'green taxes'

Several newspapers, most prominently the Daily Telegraph, are pointing the finger at "green taxes" today, after British Gas blamed policy costs for... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 2. 2017.
Ratcliffe on Soar coal fired power station. Ratcliffe, Nottinghamshire, UK

Six charts show UK's progress on low-carbon energy slowing down

Coal supplied less than 10% of UK energy in 2016, probably its lowest share in hundreds of years. Yet progress in cutting demand and growing... Read More

Energy | Jul 31. 2017.
Electric car charging station cable hooked up to recharging bollard London UK

Analysis: Switch to electric vehicles would add just 10% to UK power demand

Earlier this week, UK environment secretary Michael Gove announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. ... Read More

UK policy | Jul 27. 2017.
Mating of Hywind Scotland wind turbine, operation performed by Saipem 7000, 21/06/2017.

Q&A: How viable are floating offshore windfarms?

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the world’s first floating windfarm is currently being installed off the coast of Peterhead in... Read More

Renewables | Jul 27. 2017.
A domestic smart meter sat in front of a kettle.

In-depth: How a smart flexible grid could save the UK £40bn

A smart, flexible electricity grid could help the UK cut carbon more cheaply, saving up to £40bn between now and 2050. ... Read More

Technology | Jul 25. 2017.
AG36E7 Back yard operation to process used cooking oil for use as fuel in diesel vehicles at Burry Port Carmarthenshire West Wales UK

In-depth: The challenge of using biofuels to cut transport emissions

Liquid biofuels still have a significant role to play in meeting the UK’s climate change targets, a new report says. ... Read More

Technology | Jul 19. 2017.
B7553C Detroit Michigan The Tesla Roadster electric vehicle on display at the North American International Auto Show

Factcheck: How much power will UK electric vehicles need?

Electric vehicles (EVs) could grow more than twice as fast over the next 10 years as expected just a year ago, potentially posing major challenges for... Read More

Factchecks | Jul 13. 2017.
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