Recycled plastic ‘now more costly than new polymers’

A new report suggests the battle against plastic pollution may not yet be won, as it warns economic pressures could drive manufacturers to use less environmentally-friendly options

UK public ‘concerned about climate but unwilling to fund a clean shift’

New research suggests less than a third of people would be happy to contribute just under £38 a month to help pay for new energy infrastructure

Record low prices in CfD auction: Industry responds

With projects set to be delivered for as low as £39.65/MWh, around 30% lower than the second auction held in 2017, the auction has caused a stir amongst the sector

Paul Wheelhouse: ‘CfD system must be urgently reviewed’

He promised to continue to press the UK Government to commit to a fairer system that offers early stage technologies a better chance of securing investment

Solar power ‘reaches grid parity in China’

New research suggests subsidy-free solar projects could be built in most cities across China at a cheaper price than energy supplied by the grid

Cost of energy ‘has tripled in the last 20 years’

Compare The Market says the average domestic cost of gas has risen by 221% over the period, the price of electricity has risen by 193%

Water companies ‘must address concerns over unfair bills’

The Consumer Council for Water suggests water providers are failing to close a “gulf” between high levels of satisfaction with the quality of services provided and unhappiness regarding high costs

2019 ‘could be the worst year for energy price rises on record’

Look After My Bills suggests both the frequency and severity of price hikes could reach unparalleled levels this year

Almost half of energy consumers have switched suppliers in four years

The figure is said to be significantly higher than those who have switched home insurance, broadband, telephone providers and banks

Clean energy infrastructure
Plummeting price of batteries ‘opens opportunities for renewable future’

The levelised cost of electricity for the technology has fallen by 35% to $187 per MWh since the first half of last year