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

UK bins nearly £10bn worth of food every year

A new survey suggests each adult in the UK throws away an average of £6.84 of unused food each week

Water companies ‘must address concerns over unfair bills’

The Consumer Council for Water suggests water providers are failing to close a “gulf” between high levels of satisfaction with the quality of services provided and unhappiness regarding high costs

Rising seas ‘could force US coastal communities to spend $416bn on seawalls’

The Centre for Climate Integrity (CCI) suggests this spending will be needed over the next 20 years to defend against sea level rise

Sheep and lamb in snow
Extreme weather leaves Scottish farmers with £161m bill

A new report suggests an exceptionally hot summer and an unusually cold winter negatively affected livestock and crop yields

Pound coins
Energy price cap ‘could see £1.67 billion added to UK bills on the 1st of April’

uSwitch believes this could happen if suppliers increase their rates to match the level of the cap

Igloo
Igloo Energy puts the chill on energy prices with 2.6% drop

The brand suggests a typical customer will see a £36 reduction on their gas and power bills every year

Solar panel
Building and curtailing solar ‘could be cheaper than battery storage’

A new report found installing more capacity and not using it all the time was the best option