World Bank to limit funds for coal-fired plants

The World Bank has announced it will limit funding for new coal-fired power plants in developing countries expect in “rare circumstances”. In its “Energy Sector Directions Paper,” updated every 10 years, the bank said it would focus on scaling up cleaner natural gas and increase support for hydropower projects for electricity generation. It also aims […]

Peru to power two million fuel poor homes

More than two million homes in Peru (pictured, Cusco city) will soon have access to electricity following the Government’s plans to install solar panels in 500,000 households across the country. Minister of Energy and Mines Jorge Merino Tafur announced the start of the new National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Programme (NPHEP), which aims to provide energy […]

Just 1800 homes assessed for Green Deal so far

Around 1800 homes have been assessed for the Government’s energy efficiency scheme the Green Deal so far according to new statistics released yesterday. The scheme is meant to overhaul the UK’s inefficient housing stock. A month since the scheme officially launched on 28 January in England and Wales and 25 February in Scotland, the number […]

World Bank warns leaders against 4°C temp rise

The World Bank today warned international leaders against letting the world’s temperature rise more than 4°C because it claims this could trigger a “cascade of cataclysmic changes” by the end of the century. This includes extreme heat waves, food shortages and a sea-level rise hitting hundreds of millions of the poorest people in coastal or […]

British Gas price rise adds to lack of trust

Consumer Focus have said British Gas’s recent 18% price rise will push hundred of thousands of households into fuel poverty. Unless Ofgem step up with strategic measures to make energy pricing fair, the market will continue to fail the consumer. Mike O’Connor CBE, Chief Executive of Consumer Focus said: “Consumers simply don’t trust that energy […]