Rubbish power on the rise

Generating power from food waste could be the next big thing when it comes to renewable energy. A project called PlasCarb will take biogas that is generated by anaerobic digestion of food waste and split the methane and carbon dioxide found in the gas into two forms of energy. By using an innovative low energy […]

Global climate change investments plateau

Global investment in measures to combat climate change hit a plateau in 2012, according to a new report by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Worldwide investments totted up to $359 billion (£221bn) – some $6bn (£3bn) less than the previous year. The CPI said this is significantly less than what’s required, quoting an International Energy […]

‘Bill hikes add pressure to homes’ says union

Energy bill hikes are adding to a “huge squeeze” on living standards, a trade union has claimed. The comments came in response to the latest inflation figures published this week by the Office for National Statistics show that Consumer Price Index inflation remained unchanged at 2.8%. The ONS said the CPI remained “broadly flat” through […]

Energy price hikes kept inflation at 2.7%

Rising gas and electricity prices in the UK kept inflation at a rate of 2.7% in December last year. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the annual rate of inflation, measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was static for the third month in a row. The CPI is the main UK […]