London gas plant set to Bark no more?

The owners of Barking power station in east London could shut up shop in two years because it is no longer economic to run a gas plant. Today Barking Power announced talks with staff on closing the 1,000 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant – one of the more efficient types. But the […]

Blog: Boozing in the dark – trendsetting or worrying?

Cruising into east London for a birthday bash last weekend, I was ready for an unofficial national pastime – boozing down the pub. Arriving fashionably late, dusk had well and truly settled on the bicycle-filled, skinny jeans-littered streets of Shoreditch. Pushing through to the darkened interior, I thought I was witnessing the beginning of a […]