UK’s summer heatwaves ‘could cost families extra £300’

Compare the Market says air conditioning units and fans could significantly boost bills

UK public urged to use water wisely

The Environment Agency responded to a 33% increase in drought-related incidents this summer

Are this summer’s sunny skies a climate change killer?

As temperatures in the UK soar to 35°C, how concerned are the British public?

Heatwave closes four EDF nuclear reactors in France

The energy giant closed the facilities as the rivers they use for cooling became too warm

High air pollution warning issued in London

Messages about the alert will be displayed on bus countdown signs, roadside message boards and at entrances to all 270 Tube stations

Millions in North West England to face hosepipe ban

Customers will not be able to use either a hosepipe or sprinkler to water their gardens or clean their vehicles

Sunny skies see solar surge across UK

For around an hour on Saturday, solar was the UK’s main source of electricity, with a share of more than 27%

Cooling solutions ‘must be efficient to avoid warming cycle’

The growing requirement for access to cooling risks increasing energy demand and causing further climate change impacts if highly efficient technologies aren’t used. That’s according to UN-led green platform Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), which has announced a new initiative to identify the challenges and opportunities involved in ensuring people in hotter climates have universal […]

Gas prices propped up despite mini-heatwave

Brits may have lapped up the weekend’s mini-heatwave but the warmth has not seen gas prices fall because of repair work at Norwegian gas works, according to the daily market report. Ben Spry, Optimisation Desk Manager at npower said: “We’re all in all a fairly bullish picture for gas this morning. “That’s despite really low […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – It’s so hot but can I afford to be cool ?…

Whilst both the UK and many parts of the US bake in steamy temperatures maybe it’s time to look at the impact of weather on energy. Let’s be starkly clear that schemes like the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) completely ignore the impact of weather on kWhrs used by companies who are saddled with the tax. […]