UK’s offshore wind decommissioning costs ‘could hit £3.6bn’

The final cost will depend on whether some infrastructure can be left in place and on which tools and processes are used

UK’s fuel poverty gap ‘to expand by 9% in 2018’

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said the growth would be ‘mainly driven by increases in fuel prices’

Cost of new nuclear plants ‘often 18% more than expected’

Researchers say developers might be better off focusing on ‘lower risk’ technologies such as wind or solar power instead

North Sea decommissioning costs ‘to double to £80bn’

New research suggests it is estimated to cost the younger generation around £3,000 each

‘Businesses will shoulder the cost of energy efficiency schemes – but brokers can help mitigate these impacts’

James Rant, Business Development Manager at Utility Team, told us more

Government’s failed air pollution cases cost taxpayers £500,000

According to a Freedom of Information release obtained by the Labour Party, the government has spent half a million pounds to fight legal battles

UK Government scrapped rail electrification schemes ‘due to costs’

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling had said journeys could be improved sooner than expected without the need for “disruptive electrification works” due to advances in train power technologies

Efficiency inaction ‘could cost businesses £7.4bn’

If UK businesses don’t take action to manage their gas and electricity consumption, they can expect to pay an extra £7.4 billion on their energy costs by 2019. That’s according to a new report from energy consultancy Inenco, which suggests rising non-commodity costs, expensive carbon pricing and a fall in renewable support scheme incentives mean […]

Ofwat plans to cut water bills by up to £25 a year

Households and businesses across England and Wales are expected to see water bills cut by £25 a year from 2020 to 2025. Water regulator Ofwat said it will set the cost of capital across the sector at a record low of 2.4% – it expects this to have a direct effect on the bills paid […]

Ireland faces huge costs as emissions surge

Greenhouse gas emissions have significantly increased in Ireland, making achievement of Ireland’s long term decarbonisation goals “ever more difficult”. That’s according to the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which revealed the nation saw a 3.5% increase last year. Emissions in the energy sector rose by 6.1%, transport emissions by 3.7% and agriculture emissions by 2.7%. […]