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5 Best Ground Source Heat Pumps in the UK (2022)

5 Best Ground Source Heat Pumps in the UK (2022)

SolStock / Getty Images Choosing the best ground source heat pump for your home isn’t always simple, but the way this technology works is: It draws heat from the earth and transfers it into your home to be used for your heating and hot water. The ability of ground source heat pumps to harness ambient, […]

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    ‘You Can’t Buy Health’: Energy​ Company Accused of Offering ‘Blood Money’ to Frack Near Homes

    ‘You Can’t Buy Health’: Energy​ Company Accused of Offering ‘Blood Money’ to Frack Near Homes

    Cuadrilla Resources—a UK-based energy company set to horizontally frack Britain for the first time after two earthquakes halted its initial drilling attempt in 2011—is giving cash payments to residents living near its shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road in Lancashire. Cuadrilla said that households within one kilometer of the site will each receive […]

    Britain Set to Have Its First Coal-Free Day Since Industrial Revolution

    Britain Set to Have Its First Coal-Free Day Since Industrial Revolution

    The United Kingdom’s grid operator just announced an incredible prediction—April 21 is probably going to be the country’s first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution. “Great Britain has never had a continuous 24 hour period without #coal. Today is looking like it could be the first,” according to a tweet from the National Grid’s Electricity […]

    How an Unprecedented Nuclear Subsidy Deal Could Kill UK Renewables

    How an Unprecedented Nuclear Subsidy Deal Could Kill UK Renewables

    The United Kingdom’s plans to build heavily subsidized nuclear power stations have come under withering attack from a coalition of members of Parliament, academics, energy industry experts and environmental groups. Evidence has poured into the European Commission, which is investigating whether the deal with the giant French nuclear company EDF breaks EU competition rules. The […]

    UK Town Quits Fossil Fuels and Starts Renewable Energy Co-Op

    UK Town Quits Fossil Fuels and Starts Renewable Energy Co-Op

    Once a sleepy village in West Sussex, last summer Balcombe became synonymous with the UK’s fight against fracking as the residents found themselves host to riot police, protesters and TV crews. Now the residents of Balcombe are going a step further, with the aim of putting the village on the map for all the right reasons as […]

    Polls Show Shale Gas Is More Popular in Theory Than Practice

    Polls Show Shale Gas Is More Popular in Theory Than Practice

    By Robin Webster Public opposition to shale gas could be rising, despite the government’s attempts to promote the fuel, according to recent UK polls. The closer the industry gets to reality—and to people’s homes—the more worried the public gets.  Politicians are waxing enthusiastic about the prospect of a new UK shale gas industry. But protesters are worried […]

    U.S. Coal Exports Causing Deaths in Europe

    U.S. Coal Exports Causing Deaths in Europe

    Sierra Club Greenpeace By Justin Guay and Lauri Myllyvirta Increasing coal burning in Europe caused 2,000 additional premature deaths, with exports from the U.S. accounting for two thirds of that increase. Coal-fired power plants are silent killers. Hour after hour, these plants fill the air with toxic pollutants, including mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium and tiny […]

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Four Arrested in Protest of Proposed Nuke Plant

    Greenpeace UK Protestors block the road leading into Hinkley Point in the UK where a proposed nuclear power station is to be built. Photo credit: Stop New Nuclear This morning, as the energy bill was making headlines in the UK, 10 people were setting up a non-violent blockade protesting the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power […]

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

    Oil Change International By Andy Rowell This morning the last two protestors occupying the chimney of a huge gas power station in the UK intend to end their protest having shut the new power station down for a week. This morning the last two protesters from the No Dash for Gas group occupying the chimney […]