Traffic congestion costs UK homes £500 a year

Traffic congestion costs the UK economy more than £4.3 billion – equivalent to around £491 per car-commuting household. That’s according to a new report from traffic information provider INRIX – whose data is used in sat-nav systems – and the Centre for Economics and Business Research, which claims more than £426 million is wasted on […]

Energy sector could benefit from change to education, says recruitment specialist

More needs to be done to encourage young people to develop the necessary skills they need to find jobs in the energy sector. That’s the message from a recruitment boss, who says the UK Government needs to do more to stimulate the skills the UK needs. Paul Flynn, Managing Director of specialist offshore recruiters Earthstaff […]

British Gas homes drop consumption by 22%

British Gas homes have seen an average 22% decline in gas consumption as more homes adopt energy efficiency measures, according to an independent report. The British Gas Home Energy Report 2011, by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), is the largest ever independent analysis of natural gas use in the home. The research […]