Energy Poverty

UK private renters left out in the cold this winter

The UK has been hit with an extended cold snap in December. The Met Office has issued a severe weather…

How much is the UK government really spending on its new insulation plans?

Until recently, the UK government has dragged its heels when it comes to energy efficiency.  From David Cameron pledging to…

Can community energy save lives this winter?

There are around 10,000 deaths caused by fuel poverty every year in the UK. Shocking as that figure may be,…

The UK energy price cap explained

Energy bills in the UK are set to rise by 80% as the country’s energy price cap is updated for…

As gas heating prices rise, a rush for plug-in heaters could cause blackouts in Germany

Earlier this month, when Germany announced its new levy on natural gas of 2.4 euro cents per kilowatt-hour, stores braced…

The UK is heading for a winter of discontent

The UK is in a bad state. Figures announced on 12 August show that the economy contracted by 0.1% between…

Expect a “seismic shift” on energy efficiency – Jessica Stromback, CEO of Joule Assets

Buildings are in the spotlight as the EU contemplates a long, hard winter on the back of an energy price…

Namibia stakes its future on the green hydrogen market

In 2021, the Namibian government went to Europe with plans to export three million tonnes per annum of green or…

Windfall tax could raise less than expected and set back renewable investments

After resisting a windfall tax for several months, on 26 May UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that…

How governments are shielding consumers from surging energy prices

Energy prices were surging even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine further roiled global energy markets. With consumers feeling the sting…