will.i.am visits Oxford to talk climate change – in a helicopter

will.i.am, founder member of hip hop group Black Eyed Peas apparently set heads turning last week when he arrived for a talk about climate change held at Oxford University – in a helicopter. The musician and judge of TV talent show The Voice visited the academic powerhouse to talk to climate change expert Professor Myles […]

UK energy needs "essential" new nuclear

Ramping up nuclear power in the UK is “essential” for keeping the lights on. This is according to new research from Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), which claims a £100 billion, world-leading nuclear industry can be achieved. The SSEE says remodelling the UK’s energy infrastructure is “urgent”, with nuclear playing […]

Big Six behaviour is understandable says academic

The Big Six’s dominance in the UK electricity market is completely understandable, but it is the market conditions created for them that should face the flak instead. These were the words of Professor Dieter Helm. Professor Helm was critical of the market model that had created what many in industry accept as the stranglehold on […]

Arup chief pulls plug on electric car optimism

Doubts have been cast on the potential success of electric cars by the energy director of global consultancy Arup. John Miles said that electric cars faced several hurdles, the biggest of which was their price. “How do you convince people to spend £20k on a car that they currently pay 10k for? The cost is […]