US efficiency programmes save power at average cost of 2.4¢ per kWh

That’s the conclusion reached in a new study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which observed energy efficiency measures implemented between 2012 and 2017

Climate change’s coastal damage ‘could cost UK £12bn a year by 2050’

That’s the warning from the WWF, which highlights that this figure is equivalent to around 0.8% of GDP

Solar and onshore wind ‘reach parity with many global wholesale prices’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says renewable energy sources can now generate electricity at a cost equal to or lower than wholesale prices in California and parts of Europe

EDF raises cost of Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant by £2.9bn

The energy giant said the risk of a delay in delivering the project’s milestones has increased but the aim to generate first electricity in 2025 remains unchanged

UK public ‘concerned about climate but unwilling to fund a clean shift’

New research suggests less than a third of people would be happy to contribute just under £38 a month to help pay for new energy infrastructure

Fuel taxes ‘are far too low to drive shift to cleaner options’

The OECD claims 70% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions from advanced and emerging economies are completely untaxed

Paul Wheelhouse: ‘CfD system must be urgently reviewed’

He promised to continue to press the UK Government to commit to a fairer system that offers early stage technologies a better chance of securing investment

Solar power ‘reaches grid parity in China’

New research suggests subsidy-free solar projects could be built in most cities across China at a cheaper price than energy supplied by the grid

Cost of energy ‘has tripled in the last 20 years’

Compare The Market says the average domestic cost of gas has risen by 221% over the period, the price of electricity has risen by 193%

Cyberattacks on London’s power grid ‘could cost £111m a day’

A new report suggests a cyberattack on the capital city’s electricity networks would be likely to disrupt more than 1.5 million people