New tool evaluates green impacts of power generation

A new tool from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) aims to help evaluate the environmental impacts of various types of electricity. The organisation says by making comparative assessments of different kinds of generation, the Simplified Approach for Estimating Impacts of Electricity Generation (SIMPACTS) tool allows Member States to fulfil their specific energy needs whilst working […]

Hounslow Council appoints STC Energy

Hounslow Council appointed STC Energy to undertake bureau services for their corporate estate. Part of the service includes monitoring of the solar panel array and storage facilities at Western International Market. This £2m scheme conducted by Hounslow Council involved the installation of 6,000 solar panels on Western International Market and is the biggest solar scheme […]

UK energy firms ‘more reliant on coal than a decade ago’

Two of Britain’s largest energy suppliers are more reliant on coal than they were in 2005. That’s according to new figures released to the government by the Big Six energy companies. British Gas and SSE, which hold more than 40% of the market between them, are undermining attempts to cut the UK’s CO2 emissions, experts […]

Electricity from green sources rose by 21% in 2014

Electricity generated from renewable sources increased by 21% in 2014 compared to the year before. That’s according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s latest annual UK Energy Statistics. The report shows the rise accounted for 19.1% of the total UK electricity generation – up from 14.8% in 2013. This was 7% of energy […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Can we learn anything from the US on energy?

I find the United States to be a fascinating place and spend as much time as I can there. Very often it initiates new trends well before they find their way “across the pond”, not least and unexpectedly so in the case of energy. Not surprising when you consider how important energy is there and […]