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

Investment in renewables has been faltering compared with hydrocarbons says the International Energy Agency (IEA

A recent International Energy Authority (IEA) report warned that investment in renewables in 2018 was faltering while investment in, and expenditure on, hydrocarbons was rising. Specifically the figure for coal mining in 2018, at US$80 billion, rose by 2.6 per cent by comparison with 2017, while the figure for oil and gas capital expenditure increased [...]

By |2019-05-24T16:04:41+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Features|Comments Off on Investment in renewables has been faltering compared with hydrocarbons says the International Energy Agency (IEA

CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Fossil fuel burning is pushing CO2 levels ever higher. Image: By Tony Webster, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the Climate News Network.Net website by Tim Radford The modern world is about to pass a temperature peak dating back for millions of years – because CO2 levels have already passed an ancient record.. LONDON, [...]

By |2019-04-09T10:29:38+00:00April 9th, 2019|External, Features|Comments Off on CO2 levels pass 3-million-year record

Mrs May’s policy of getting energy users to “switch” to cheaper suppliers is in need of repair

 This is the second of two articles on the chaos in the UK’s energy policy In the first article on the UK’s energy situation I wrote about the mess Mrs May’s government had got itself into with its attempts to put a ceiling on energy prices for the country’s 30million or so households. The long-delayed [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:03:05+00:00February 26th, 2019|Features|Comments Off on Mrs May’s policy of getting energy users to “switch” to cheaper suppliers is in need of repair
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