Proportion of UK public opposed to fracking hits all-time high

That’s according to the latest BEIS Public Attitudes Tracker, which is now on its 31st wave of finding out what the UK public think about a variety of energy issues

Majority of young Brits ‘would consider electric car if price is right’

Some of the concerns cited were the range of EVs, finding somewhere to charge and the time it would take to recharge

Smart meter
Energy suppliers could be required to publish smart meter survey results

Ofgem has launched a review, following which the regulator expects the rule to be implemented from early 2020

Majority of customers ‘want to save energy but don’t know how’

A new report highlights a general lack of consumer awareness, with 45% of people still being unsure about which domestic appliances use the most power

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‘Most Americans support drastically reducing fossil fuel use’

According to a new poll, many US citizens believe this would be a good way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change

The Muswell Hill Moment: 2040 petrol and diesel ban

What do the public think?

Majority of UK MPs ‘in the dark about falling energy bills’

New analysis suggests the average standard dual fuel bill reduced by £6 between 2016 and 2017

SSEN says ‘leaf it out’ to trees damaging the grid

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has started using innovative 3D laser scanning technology mounted on helicopters to survey its overhead electricity network. The distribution company uses the equipment, referred to as LiDAR, to scan how close trees are to power lines – this data is then used to carry out preventative works designed to […]

Half of public say ‘climate change is global catastrophe’

Nearly half (48%) of people say climate change is definitely a global catastrophic risk. According to a new survey conducted by the Global Challenges Foundation, a further 36% said they tended to agree with this. Only 14% of the 8,101 members of the public from across eight countries didn’t think this was the case. Around 53% of […]

Record 64% of Brits believe in human-caused climate change

A growing majority of UK citizens say human-caused climate change is happening. A new survey from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) shows the figure has now reached 64% of British adults. The understanding that global warming is real and happening as a result of burning fossil fuels has steadily become more widespread since 2014 (57%) and 2015 (59%). The survey also […]