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This is the second of a three part series on the standoff between the “Big Five” cartel of energy suppliers and the government on domestic energy pricing

By Stewart Dalby Towards the end of part one of our three article series on energy supply problems, I wrote that a recommendation had been made that customers should shop around and “switch” away from the leading energy companies to smaller, cheaper ones. This policy appeared to work for a while, in that towards the [...]

By | 2021-04-16T20:22:20+00:00 April 15th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the second of a three part series on the standoff between the “Big Five” cartel of energy suppliers and the government on domestic energy pricing

Frequent flyers should pay more to save the climate

Thai Airways first class cabin: It’s the rich that fly most and do most damage to the climate. Image: By Richard Moross, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net  website   By Paul Brown Wealthy frequent flyers who take several holidays a year should pay higher taxes each time they fly, a British charity [...]

By | 2021-04-15T09:53:36+00:00 April 14th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Frequent flyers should pay more to save the climate

City motorists in UK buy most off-road cars

SUVs, designed for off-road transport, can tempt road-users too. Image: By Collins Lesulie on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Alex Kirby Most UK buyers of off-road cars designed for rural use are urban motorists, worsening city congestion and air pollution.
 − Three-quarters of all sports utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in the UK are bought by [...]

By | 2021-04-15T10:08:52+00:00 April 8th, 2021|External|Comments Off on City motorists in UK buy most off-road cars

Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem.

By Stewart Dalby Last week I received a letter, dated 24 March from my energy supplier, EDF. The company said it was going to put up my bill by an extra £127.78p or 9.3 per cent in early April 2021. This means a bill amounting to £1210 per annum.  I did wonder why my bill’s [...]

By | 2021-04-07T15:48:48+00:00 March 30th, 2021|energy pricing, Features|Comments Off on Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem.

Velocys pins its hopes on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Julian Singer Velocys has a solution in search of an application. Formed from the merger of Oxford Catalysts and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2008, Velocys owns intellectual property concerned with reactors that turn gases into liquid hydrocarbons using catalysts and micro-channels. The problem has always been to find a significant market. Past [...]

By | 2021-03-29T11:58:17+00:00 March 23rd, 2021|Velocys|Comments Off on Velocys pins its hopes on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

Coal miners’ memorial, Greymouth, New Zealand. Image: By Bernard Spragg (public domain), via Wikimedia CommonsImage: This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website  by Tim Radford In air pollution terms alone, the price of coal is huge. The true price of energy in almost any fossil form is colossal. - Does anyone think fossil fuels should be more expensive? [...]

By | 2021-03-18T17:37:02+00:00 March 16th, 2021|External|Comments Off on The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

Cutting carbon emissions: Berliners have a word for it. Image: By Etienne Girardet on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Tim Radford Global shutdown during Covid-19 has forced down carbon emissions. But no inadvertent pause can replace global resolve. Five years after a planet-wide vow to reduce carbon emissions, it happened. In 2020, the world’s [...]

By | 2021-03-11T10:55:40+00:00 March 11th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

Eden Research was significantly negatively impacted by Covid-19 in 2020

Stewart Dalby On 21 July last year (2020) year we published an article which said, “Eden Research suffered a blip in its fortunes in 2019, but expects better times in the rest of 2020”. According to the Year-end trading update released on 11 February this year (2021), however, Eden’s fortunes do not appear to have [...]

By | 2021-03-05T19:17:30+00:00 March 4th, 2021|Eden Research Plc|Comments Off on Eden Research was significantly negatively impacted by Covid-19 in 2020

Biome Technologies’ Bioplastics Division diversifies into biodegradable tree shelters

By Stewart Dalby Biome Technologies is a small, usually loss-making AIM quoted company with two divisions, Biome Bioplastics and Stanelco RF Technologies. Biome Bioplastics, the company says, is a leading developer of highly functional bio-based and biodegradable plastics. Stanelco RF, the older part of the company designs, builds and services advanced radio frequencies (RF) systems [...]

By | 2021-02-24T17:49:04+00:00 February 24th, 2021|Biome Technolgies|Comments Off on Biome Technologies’ Bioplastics Division diversifies into biodegradable tree shelters

Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed

The fate of people like Mihrigul Tursun, who was detained in a Chinese internment camp for Uighur Muslims, could affect the fortunes of the solar industry. Image: By US State Dept. (public domain), via Wikimedia Commonsebsiite This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Kieran Cooke By Despite its recent runaway success, solar power’s future [...]

By | 2021-02-23T13:58:13+00:00 February 18th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed