Blog: A Shard of ice in the heart of an oil firm

The tallest skyscraper in Western Europe. Six women. One message. Just one of them reached the top of the Shard after scaling 310 metres in 15 hours, finally unfurling a huge banner that read ‘Save the Arctic’. The consequence? Arrest on suspicion of aggravated trespass. Now I think the #iceclimb stunt was completely bonkers but […]

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Protesters scale Shard against Shell’s Arctic oil drilling

ELN’s Priyanka Shrestha reports on Greenpeace UK activists scaling up London’s Shard in protest against oil company Shell drilling in the Arctic. Hear their views and those of the public.

Blog: With a little help from EUR friends

430,000 metres of cables.  A mass of dials and instruments. Steel pipes towering to the size of a block of flats. In front of me stood the world’s largest CCS test centre. Located on Norway’s west coast near Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, it was over an hour’s drive to get to Mongstad […]

Blog: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Er, sort of…

No, I’m not talking about the new Superman movie that’s hitting the cinemas soon. Dare I say, it’s something even more exciting. Maybe one for all the renewable lovers out there! When you imagine what the future could be like without gas and coal, what do you see? Roads across the globe filled with electric […]

ELN celebrates third birthday

Today is our third birthday! Hooray I hear you cry! Yes we feel that way too. The past year has been a great one for us and the success of our first conference, Energy Live 2012 propelled us a long way. To have such auspicious speakers as Ed Davey and the bosses of Big 6 […]

New guidelines for Energy Performance Contracting

The Energy Managers Association is due to write a new code of conduct for Energy Performance Contracting to help businesses manage their energy usage and cut bills. ELN Reporter Priyanka Shrestha attends an event in London to find out more. If you are blocked from seeing this video and would like your own download, please […]

Greens protest against Drax big biomass

ELN reports from outside the offices of Drax where green protestors claim big biomass is actually more harmful for the environment than burning coal. Hear their view and the response from Drax.

Blog: Is a clean ‘green’ energy world possible?

Here’s what struck me recently. New York City could be powered totally by renewable sources within the next two decades. That would be possible by installing 4,020 onshore and 12,700 offshore wind turbines, 387 solar plants and 828 utility-scale PV generators as well as wave, tidal and hydroelectric power installations – and a few other […]

Blog: Time for a change?

Everyone knows the Brits love drinking. Having lived in the country for a decade now, I can vouch for that. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is – people in Britain are always up for a beer or two. Another defining British characteristic is a good moan. No offence but the Brits […]

Blog: Is Ofgem finally showing some grit?

Ofgem has finally managed to get its act together. It has imposed the largest ever fine worth a staggering £10.5 million to energy supplier SSE. Why? Because the company breached numerous rules when conducting domestic energy sales in the UK. Ofgem revealed the supplier failed at every stage – from the opening lines on the […]