Energy and Climate Change

The political weaponisation of energy in the 2024 general election

As many readers will already know, the UK is fast approaching its next general election on 4 July 2024. This will, however, be one of the most significant general elections to date, particularly with the Labour Party expected to pounce at the opportunity to knock the Conservatives out as the governing body, a position

Climate Change Is Making Rooftop Solar More Valuable

In a warmer world, it will take more energy to cool people off. Rooftop solar could step in to fill the energy gap. Thanks to the past and ongoing fossil fuel use that drives climate change, more people are going to need more energy to keep cool, comfortable and safe. When it comes to

Another hot summer increases the urgency for energy storage

Last year was the hottest on record, according to the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Not surprisingly, the summer of 2023 was also the hottest, according to global records dating back to 1880. Forecasts suggest this summer is likely to be just as hot or hotter, which means the urgency for energy storage and demand

Daily Mail admits making up story about electric vehicles causing potholes

Pallavi Sethi explains the basis for complaining to the Independent Press Standards Organisation about the newspaper’s piece on electric vehicles misrepresented in a report from the Asphalt Industry Alliance and why such reporting continues to damage the British public’s understanding of climate change policies. In yet another instance of British newspapers promoting misinformation about

UK government misses 7 out of 10 green commitments

New research from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has found that the UK government achieved just three out of ten major green commitments laid out in the 2022 British Energy Security Strategy. The analysis found that the government is not on track to insulate the 450,000 homes in it's green commitments, which would

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