Rising non-energy costs a "threat" to Europe's industrial buyers

Rising non-energy costs are an increasing “threat” to industrial energy buyers in Europe according to a new report by EnergyQuote JHA. The energy consultancy surveyed eight key markets in Europe ahead of its bi-annual energy price forecasting conference: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The survey found non-energy costs such […]

5p bag charge cuts use by 80% in Northern Ireland

A new five pence charge on carrier bags in Northern Ireland brought in at the end of spring may have cut their use as much as 80%. The impressive reduction was revealed by official statistics released by the Department of the Environment (DOE) this week. The Provisional Carrier Bag Levy figures show 17.5 million single […]