Author Archive for New Power

Decc is talking greenwash on renewables jobs

  Alex Henney argues that the government has been over-optimistic in estimating the number of new jobs that will be created as a result of its low-carbon power policies  A press release from the Department of Energy and Climate Change…

In the October 2013 issue

DATA: utility-scale PV projects INTERVIEW: KEVIN MCCULLOUGH, CEO, UK COAL PRODUCTION LTD “I know from my past role [at Npower] where [UK coal- fired power] is coming from and 5-6% is coming from the UK. The country may not want to…

The hardest hit

William Baker describes new research from Consumer Futures that looks at the cost of government energy policies on households and identifies the likely winners and losers.

Making electricity saving

This month we found out that the government intends to amend the Energy Bill to provide financial payments for electricity saving. Whilst not perfect, this is a significant first step toward creating a market for ‘negawatts’ in the UK.