The prospects for renewable energy in the UK have never been better, energy secretary Ed Davey has told a conference of workers in the wind and marine renewables industries.
According to the secretary for energy and climate change, the government is putting into place the most â€˜robust and stableâ€... Continue reading →
Ask the question: â€˜Who invented the light bulb?â€™ and chances are people will say Thomas Edison. Yet whilst itâ€™s certainly true that the American inventor created a commercially viable incandescent bulb, many others had put a lot of, er, â€˜energyâ€™ into the invention of electric light before ... Continue reading →
If you run your own business, you might like the idea of going green but assume the up-front costs would be too much for your company to invest in. But help is at hand! In the latest in our series on energy for business, we look at the support available to companies that would like to make their wor... Continue reading →
Nearly nine out of 10 Brits will be rationing energy this winter in an attempt to keep their energy bills as low as possible.
Worries about the high cost of gas and electricity bills are fuelling the move, with bill payers preparing to leave rooms unheated and switch on the heating for fewer hours t... Continue reading →
â€˜Gasâ€™ bills are taking on a whole new meaning in Birmingham, where homes are being heated by poo power!
In a UK first, water company Severn Trent Water has injected the largest quantity of green gas produced from processed poo into gas pipes serving residential areas. Under the innovative treatm... Continue reading →
If youâ€™re casting about for the right sockets and switches for your home or office, look no further! Socket Store has an extensive range of cast plate sockets and switches, from on-trend options such as stylish satin nickel to traditional Victorian hammered black.
Our cast plate ranges include Reg... Continue reading →
The Nobel Prize for Physics recognises developments that are of the â€˜greatest benefit to mankindâ€™ â€“ and this yearâ€™s winning invention has certainly had a â€˜long-lastingâ€™ effect!
The 2014 prize has been awarded to the three Japanese scientists who helped develop blue LEDs, or light emittin... Continue reading →
Cosy nights in front of the fire are set to take the chill off autumn â€“ but owners of thatched properties are being urged to take extra care as the cold nights draw in.
Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual is highlighting the importance of carrying out essential safety checks in thatched buildings to ... Continue reading →
Last week was Gas Safety Week, and we really liked a blog by our friends over at Do It Yourself Kitchens promoting the event.
It was the fourth Gas Safety Week, an annual awareness campaign run by the Gas Safe Register and backed by gas retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public. The G... Continue reading →
It might be a case of one small snack for man but a giant surge for mankind. Tucking into your favourite bite to eat might soon become less about fuelling your appetite than powering small devices such as hearing aids and earpieces!
Engineers in Canada have come up with a cheeky idea â€“ a chin stra... Continue reading →