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Energy Budget Tight for Many Small Businesses

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 9, 2014


A new survey carried out by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has found that almost a third of it’s members said the cost of energy was a barrier to growth for their company. Carried out across the 8,000 FSB members, the survey revealed that the cost of electricity, water and gas for their. Read more

Scotland Sets Sights on “World’s Biggest’ Tidal Energy Installation

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson September 4, 2014


Following on from last month's news that Wales would be testing a UK-first tidal wave generator as part of a new commercial energy development, Scotland are building what they are already calling the ‘World’s Biggest’ tidal array. Currently in the midst of an ongoing independence debate,. Read more

Solar Power-Generating Windows: The ‘Clear’ New Choice?

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna August 26, 2014


The great solar conundrum is one that can divide even the greenest of eco-advocates; businesses and homeowners want the clean, affordable commercial energy that comes with solar power, but many don’t want (or can’t have, due to planning regulations) the large photo voltaic cells required to. Read more

Video – ‘World First’ Tidal Energy Generator Lands in Wales

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson August 19, 2014


It seems we can’t go a week without talking about strides being made or patents being filed for a new style of solar cell or increases in wind power capacity. But, as we’ve reported before, many commercial energy developers are all at sea when it comes to tidal power. But this week a new wave. Read more

Solar panels could become a third more effective with new technique

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe August 13, 2014

UK Green Energy 2

The scientific technique of singlet fission was first observed in glowing crystals nearly half a century ago, but now scientists are looking at it once again as a way to improve the efficiency of modern solar cells. The process allows a single photon of light to release two electrons instead of. Read more

EDF Energy Shut Down Four UK Nuclear Reactors

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson August 12, 2014

Hydrogen Breakthrough

France’s largest supplier of commercial energy - EDF - have shut down four of it’s UK-based reactors after discovering a fault in a boiler unit. A statement from the company says it found a potentially-dangerous defect in a boiler spine at the Heysham-1 plant in Lancashire back in June, and. Read more

Wholesale Gas Prices Should be Investigated, says MP

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe August 5, 2014

140602_Competition in business energy markets hits new high

Tim Yeo, chairman of the Energy Committee, has said that an ongoing investigation into the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies should extend into looking at commercial gas prices, too.  A senior figure in Westminster, Yeo has taken umbrage with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the. Read more

As Fracking Bids Open; What Now for UK Shale Energy?

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 30, 2014

140602_Fracking should be national priority say Lords

Hydraulic fracturing - more commonly known as ‘fracking’ - has hit the headlines to no small amount of controversy as the coalition government invited commercial energy companies to first onshore bid on the oil and gas licences in six years this past week. Having raised plenty of issues in the. Read more

Solar Steam Power; A New Generation

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 22, 2014

UK Startup Doubles Up with New Solar Panel Design (1)

When many think steam power, the vast majority will think it an anachronism; more suited to Victorian trains than modern commercial energy solutions. Read more

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