Majority of Brits ‘prefer renewable energy retailer’

A new survey reveals 86% of consumers believe it is worth buying goods that are made using 100% green energy

Community energy projects should receive tax relief, say majority of Brits

Around 79% of people agree there should be more government support to help local communities with such projects

One in three Brits ‘willing to pay more to go 100% electric’

Around 49% out of the 2,004 people surveyed also said they would pay a higher upfront cost for an electric vehicle

Half of Brits back coal with carbon capture technology

Around 50% of the public would back the construction of coal and gas plants with carbon capture and storage technology. A new survey of 2,009 people by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) also revealed 35% said the government’s first priority for generating power should be enough to meet all domestic and industrial needs. A […]

Russia charges Greenpeace activists with piracy

A British freelance video journalist, a Russian photojournalist and 28 Greenpeace International activists, including five Britons, who were seized while protesting against Arctic oil drilling have formally been charged with piracy. The activists scaled Gazprom’s oil rig last month in protest against Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom’s plans to drill in the Arctic, which led […]

Brits 'forced into debt to pay energy bills'

Millions of people in the UK are taking out loans to pay for energy bills and provide food for their families. A new survey claims one in five adults took out a loan in the past 12 months, with more than half (56%) of the borrowers expecting to do the same next year. Only a […]

Brits keen to ‘share and compare’ energy usage

Almost half of Britons are keen to use future technology to share and compare their energy usage with friends and neighbours, a new survey claims. The study of more than 2,000 UK homes, commissioned to gauge attitudes to smart meters, revealed there is huge public support for the technology, with almost three quarters (73%) saying […]

Do Brits care where their energy comes from?

Two-thirds (71%) of consumers are concerned about fuel sources for their electricity, according to an energy supplier. Good Energy claims almost half of British consumers are unaware the majority of fuel used to generate electricity in the UK is imported. Its report suggests the UK imports fuel from nearly 40 countries including Australia, Russia and […]