The Energy crisis has exposed Britain’s governments’ persistent failure properly to regulate Britain’s energy market

By Stewart Dalby Leaving aside the problems of petrol and CO2 shortages, the current Energy Crisis is the most disruptive in more than 50 years, in that the exponential rise in the wholesale gas price has caused domestic housing gas and electrical bills to go up considerably as well. The crisis is also significant in [...]

By |2021-10-07T11:29:28+00:00October 7th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on The Energy crisis has exposed Britain’s governments’ persistent failure properly to regulate Britain’s energy market

This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

Last week on 9 September I published an article which said that recently the Financial Times had a lead story with a spokesman from Centrica the owner of British Gas saying soaring wholesale prices for energy, particularly gas, could raise domestic energy bills substantially They could also force energy intensive businesses to cut production and, [...]

By |2021-09-16T16:58:12+00:00September 16th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

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

Recently the Financial Times had a lead story with a spokesman from Centrica the owner of British Gas saying soaring wholesale prices for energy, particularly gas, could raise domestic energy bills substantially They could also force energy intensive businesses to cut production and, in some cases shut down for a time. Gas prices have increased [...]

By |2021-09-10T17:24:06+00:00September 9th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on Domestic energy prices rise as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator Ofgem

The Prime Minister, Emissions and Electric cars.

.By Barney Smith On 18 November 2020, the Prime Minister produced his ten-point plan for the environment: a key point was on emissions and electric cars (EVs), including the eye-catching announcement  “From 2030 we will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans”. An announcement is one thing, but follow-up  is another.  [...]

By |2021-06-23T14:22:20+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Features|Comments Off on The Prime Minister, Emissions and Electric cars.

This is the third and final article in a series on domestic energy prices rising because leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

By Stewart Dalby. Towards the end of the second article, in this series I wrote that some small suppliers were obliged to cease trading because according to the energy regulators Ofgem they were “Unable to provide adequate customer service to customers”. I added that numerous legitimate and conscientious small suppliers faced a different set of [...]

By |2021-04-29T19:28:44+00:00April 29th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the third and final article in a series on domestic energy prices rising because leading suppliers are at odds with the regulator

This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator

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 |2021-04-18T16:20:27+00:00April 15th, 2021|Features|Comments Off on This is the second article in a three part series on domestic energy prices rising as leading suppliers at odds with the regulator

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

A New Year’s Tale from Greenbarrel’s editors and publishers  

By Stewart Dalby To paraphrase the Queen who in 1992 described that year as her “annus horribilis”, we can say that without fear of contradiction 2020 has been nine months or so of unremitting horrors unprecedented in the lifetimes of most of us. By mid-December over 70,000 people, young and old, had died in England [...]

By |2020-12-31T11:48:05+00:00December 31st, 2020|Features|Comments Off on A New Year’s Tale from Greenbarrel’s editors and publishers  

 World Bank helps developing countries’

A floating wind turbine suitable for use in deep water. Image: By Ole.stobbe.offshore, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website  by Paul Brown Wind power is the cheapest way to produce electricity, but some are not persuaded. The World Bank is out to change minds. Europe and the United States now accept onshore [...]

By |2020-12-01T20:31:36+00:00December 1st, 2020|External, Features|Comments Off on  World Bank helps developing countries’

Discarded fishing nets and gear can be useful in recycling plastic waste in the seas

By Barney Smith Even before this issue was highlighted, there was no doubt that one of the casualties of the Covid 19 pandemic would be the campaign to reduce the use of plastic in the world, particularly single-use plastic. That is hardly surprising, one of the main focuses of the fight against the virus has [...]

By |2020-07-31T08:55:23+00:00July 29th, 2020|Features, General|Comments Off on Discarded fishing nets and gear can be useful in recycling plastic waste in the seas
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