News articles for August 2012

  • Wind power efficient and reliable, says study

    Wind power efficient and reliable, says study

    30th August 2012

    A new report has claimed that wind turbines are an efficient and reliable way of generating energy, rejecting the claims of sceptics.

  • New radiators ‘could boost energy efficiency’

    New radiators ‘could boost energy efficiency’

    29th August 2012

    Millions of householders could significantly improve the energy efficiency of their homes simply by installing new radiators, a new report has suggested.

  • Plumber handed suspended sentence

    Plumber handed suspended sentence

    29th August 2012

    A plumber from Essex has been given a suspended prison sentence after his company fitted an unsafe boiler, potentially posing a health risk to tenants.

  • Holyrood to announce Saltire Prize contestants

    Holyrood to announce Saltire Prize contestants

    28th August 2012

    The renewable energy firms in the running for the £10m Saltire Prize are set to be named by the Scottish government.

  • Green energy drive ‘must be funded privately’

    Green energy drive ‘must be funded privately’

    28th August 2012

    The president of the EU’s long-term lending institution has warned that the bulk of the funding for renewable energy projects must come from the private sector.

  • UK consumers 'unaware of smart meters'

    UK consumers 'unaware of smart meters'

    24th August 2012

    A new survey has indicated that the majority of British consumers are unfamiliar with smart meters, ahead of a government scheme to introduce them across the country.

  • Energy firm set to hike bills

    Energy firm set to hike bills

    22nd August 2012

    Utilities supplier Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has announced that it plans to increase prices by up to nine per cent from October.

  • RLA backs Gas Safety Week

    RLA backs Gas Safety Week

    22nd August 2012

    The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has offered its support to the forthcoming Gas Safety Week, due to take place next month.

  • Government ‘considering Severn Barrage plan’

    Government ‘considering Severn Barrage plan’

    21st August 2012

    The government is reportedly mulling plans to construct a huge tidal energy array in the Severn Estuary as part of a wider drive to boost infrastructure investment.

  • MP calls for action on energy bills

    MP calls for action on energy bills

    21st August 2012

    An MP has called for action to tackle energy bills and ensure that business customers get a fair deal, warning that small firms are being hit hard by high prices.