Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK

Extinction Rebellion protesters want a carbon-free UK by 2025. But can the financial and political hurdles be overcome?It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to y…

Read more

Slow burn? The long road to a zero-emissions UK

Extinction Rebellion protesters want a carbon-free UK by 2025. But can the financial and political hurdles be overcome?It is the near future. You wake in a house warmed by a heat pump that extracts energy from deep below the ground and delivers it to y…

Read more

MPs turn heat on ministers amid boiler installation slowdown

Critics warn of ‘chronic public health crisis’ as green initiative leaves homes in the coldCampaigners and MPs have accused ministers of leaving vulnerable households in the cold, as figures show installations of insulation and boilers have sunk to the…

Read more

UK power stations’ electricity output lowest since 1994

Energy efficiency and changing economy cut generation by 1% in 20018 as renewables supplied record 33% of electricityThe output of British power stations fell this year to levels last seen almost a quarter of a century ago, while renewables achieved a …

Read more

AI and drones turn an eye towards UK’s energy infrastructure

National Grid using artificial intelligence to check drone footage of 7,000 miles of wires and pylonsNational Grid has turned to artificial intelligence to help it maintain the wires and pylons that transmit electricity from power stations to homes and…

Read more

AI and drones turn an eye towards UK’s energy infrastructure

National Grid using artificial intelligence to check drone footage of 7,000 miles of wires and pylonsNational Grid has turned to artificial intelligence to help it maintain the wires and pylons that transmit electricity from power stations to homes and…

Read more

Smart meters rollout labelled a ‘fiasco’ as consumers face extra £500m bill

National Audit Office says that with 39m meters still to be replaced, government has no chance of hitting 2020 deadlineConsumers face paying half a billion pounds more than expected for the rollout of smart meters and the programme has no chance of hit…

Read more

Drilling starts to tap geothermal power from Cornwall’s hot rocks

Boreholes near Redruth would be UK’s deepest and could kickstart zero-carbon power source across countryA trailblazing energy project has started drilling the UK’s deepest ever borehole in Cornwall in a bid to use heat from hot rocks as a zero-carbon s…

Read more