Tag Archives: Energy costs

One thing we have learnt this week – what’s the best way of dealing with high energy prices?

What’s the best way of dealing with high energy prices?  That was the discussion on the BBC radio 4 Today programme this morning.  Is it some kind of cap on high energy prices as suggested by both government and opposition. … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – electric dreams again

Electric dreams again.  The grid is changing and our means of transport is also changing (or at least what powers it).  The problem is a fully electric road system will lead to a big increase in electricity demand.  Possibly as … Continue reading

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UK electricity prices are on the march (again)

UK electricity prices are on the march (again).  A storm of protest has broken forth today as one of the UK big six British Gas is raising electricity but not gas prices by up to 12.5%.   All the other energy … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- negative power prices

This week we have had negative power prices for the second? time in the UK.  This has been long predicted since the same thing happens in Germany due to vast solar penetration.  Now the UK is catching up.  Negative power … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – energy storage solutions

Nissan has this week announced that it has partnered with an American company to manufacture and market energy storage solutions.  These are lithium ion batteries made at its UK plant.  It will also use if the customer wants it second … Continue reading

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Pacific renewables

Like the history of the first and second world wars in the Pacific, Pacific renewables and their energy story is somewhat obscure.  However, the problems faced by these Islands due to climate change and the attempts they are making is … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – OFGEM and energy prices

With a big fanfare OFGEM announced its support for the Competition and Market Authorities changes to reduce energy prices.  The stand out headline was that the poorest were going to be protected.  This sounded great until you listened a bit … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – domestic energy prices

Over the last year or so as everyone knows oil and gas prices have fallen dramatically, why not domestic energy prices?  This is the question raised this week on the news.  This is particularly true of the “big six”.  But … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – Fuel poverty

Is fuel poverty why one elderly person is dying every 7 minutes in the UK?  The latest figures for England and Wales suggest 120,000 people have died of cold weather over the last 4 winters.  Taking the average deaths in … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- Saudi oil

The New York times has discovered something very interesting this week about Saudi oil and global energy prices.  One of the big mysteries about the current low oil price is why the Saudis keep pumping the stuff.  After all they … Continue reading

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