A team based in the UK have just completed milestone testing of a brand new renewable energy system which can generate electricity from non-combustible industrial gasses. The trial was carried out over an extended period, and was successful in terms of its efficiency, output and its reliability. What could this mean for the future of the UK's energy mix?
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It has been widely reported today that the big six energy companies are set to receive a windfall to the tune of £2 billion because they are not passing on green levy savings to customers. Late last year the Government put a stop to green levy charges after the energy companies blamed them for their price increases, so what's happening now?
The German energy giants have confirmed today that their plans to build its first solar farm here in the UK are to go ahead. The farm will be one of the UK's largest 'ground-mounted' solar PV projects and will be built over an abandoned airfield in Oxfordshire.
Today it was announced that five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants in the UK would receive Government funding. Collectively the eight developments could provide millions of homes with clean energy, but there is a worry they could lead to a short term increase in energy bills. Should we be celebrating or should we really be concerned...?
A full scale competition review of the UK energy market was announced last month and is now under way. It will likely take a great investment of energy and time to get right, and there are many who are gleefully supportive of the long awaited inquiry. But how should the industry itself be feeling about the looming investigation into its biggest players?
At long last it seems the smaller UK energy firms are well positioned to stand up to the "big six", and it could be just what the market needs to balance out. First Utility and Ovo Energy are leading the struggle for smaller companies to get a foothold in the market by making pledges to customers that are simply too good to be ignored.
There's a Conservative plan to limit the number of onshore wind farms in the UK which engineers are warning could have a severely negative impact on energy bills. The warning comes from some of the top engineers in the country, but what are their warnings based on and should we be concerned?
The Energy Ombudsman has revealed the complaints about energy companies have tripled in the past year, discrediting the energy market even further as it faces investigation from the Competition and Markets Authority over the coming months. The bulk of complaints crossed the desk of the Ombudsman in the first three months of 2014, with billing being the primary source of customer frustration.
A project to build a solar energy farm the size of around 200 football pitches has been given the green light in Lincolnshire. The farm will contain a staggering 210 solar panels and will be situated in an old RAF base just outside of Lincoln. This will be the largest of its kind in the UK, generating an enormous 50 Megawatts of electricity, enough to power around 12,000 homes without breaking a sweat.
Yesterday, the leading energy companies in the UK (often referred to as the "big six") were ordered to return over £400m worth of credit left in customer accounts after they had switched suppliers or closed their accounts. This huge sum of money has accumulated over the past six years, Ofgem found, and it was only the tip of the iceberg. The energy regulator has called the amount the "bare minimum" owed and that even this figure is "unacceptably large". 3.5 million homes and 300,000 business accounts are thought to be affected...