According to a report by energy regulator Ofgem, Britain is at risk of running out of energy capacity in the winter of 2015-16, falling from 14% (now) to just 4%, the BBC has reported. Should this happen, the regulator said, Britain would rely more on imported gas
A power plant that will generate energy from waste has been given Government approval following a 12-month inquiry, the Guardian has reported. The 60MW plant in Cheshire has been backed by Tata Chemicals and E.ON will cost £250m to construct.
According to a report backed by British Gas, smart meters could save the UK £14bn by 2030, Business green has reported. The study also found that SMEs could save £800 on their annual commercial energy bills by installing a smart meter.
Homeowners planning to install renewable heat technologies, such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels could soon benefit from government plans to offer financial incentives for such tasks, Business Green has reported.