Just days after the Ofgem report criticising the UK’s gas and electricity suppliers for not playing it straight with consumers, we hear that higher electricity bills are going to fund a new carbon tax. (more…)
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Despite the fact that local authorities are seeing unprecedented cuts to their budgets, few seem inclined to garner revenue from renewable energy.
Last summer, Chris Huhne, the energy and climate change secretary, urged councils to make better use of feed-in tariffs and sell renewable energy back to the national grid. This sounds as if it would produce a good source of income and yet only 275 local authorities have registered for the scheme so far. (more…)
We have a number of high profile job opportunities for Engineers who are experienced in the Energy Supply Sector to join one of the Industry’s UK’s Premier Energy Suppliers who are working with the National Grid on a number of Major Projects across the UK. (more…)
We have fantastic opportunities for talented candidates to work with one of the UK’s largest consultancies who are rapidly growing their Nuclear/Oil and Gas function. This company has been in the market since 1970 and is now one of the largest independent firms working with major Nuclear Energy and Oil and Gas producers. Their expertise spans all the engineering disciplines and associated competencies and they are specialists in the application of advanced analysis techniques, combined with practical design and operational experience. (more…)
New proposals announced last week by Energy Secretary Ed Miliband are set to unblock delays in the connection of renewable energy developments to the national grid. Around 60 gigawatts of power capacity across the UK is now awaiting connection.
The fortunes of hill sheep farming have changed dramatically as a result of booming prices at the autumn sheep sales. Despite improved profits from sheep, the best enterprise for a hill farm is still a group of wind turbines. (more…)
Households which contribute electricity to the National Grid are to receive payments under a new government scheme.
Communities will be encouraged to generate wind, water and solar power, and be paid for how much they produce. (more…)
The most dramatic shake-up of the UK’s energy market in a generation is scheduled to take place by 2020, but concerns are growing that the current economic downturn could push back the agenda.
Wind energy is spearheading Britain’s efforts to generate 35pc of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020 because the nation has plentiful supplies. Not only that, but there is the potential to create a lot of much needed jobs. Germany for example currently employs sixty-thousand people in the wind energy industry and the U.S. employs 85,000. Yet here in Britain the figure is a mere 4,000. (more…)