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Governments and energy firms will find it hard to generate the necessary public acceptance for such a controversial technology.
Those on low incomes get less back from home improvement schemes than they pay in government charges.
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We think of decarbonisation as a "cost". But what about the opportunity?
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Offshore wind is an expensive business to get into.
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Price caps don't cut it – but community ownership can help solve the energy problem and make people more resilient.
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The party wants publicly-owned firms to join – not replace – the market.
Research shows people don't trust planning decisions if it seems central government or energy companies have had too much influence.
The country needs more nuclear power – but not more Hinkleys.
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This is a big opportunity for smaller reactors that can be built quickly and cheaply.
The government promises cash for communities that accept fracking, but cannot know whether it can keep that promise or not.
Protesters gathered near the proposed site for Hinkley Point C.
For years UK energy policy has been focused on creating a perfect environment for a new nuclear plant. Now things just got exciting.
Hinkley Point B was built in the 1970s. The proposed plant, Hinkley C, will be built next door.
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Britain should focus on energy efficiency and small-scale renewable projects, not huge new power plants.
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Energy isolation would be more expensive and less secure.
Protestors outside North Yorkshire county hall react to the decision.
Councillors are caught in the crossfire between government, industry, protestors and locals.
Without new nuclear generators, will Britain run out of electricity?
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The search for alternative ways to boost energy supply – or reduce demand.
That’s one way to reduce emissions and fight the big energy companies – but Corbyn has many other ideas.
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His energy manifesto doesn't present 'old solutions to old problems' but provocative responses to increasingly urgent challenges.
The sun is setting on UK wind power – or is that a new dawn?
The proposed Energy Bill ends wind power subsidies and toughens planning regulations. But it's not all bad news for the industry.
Reach for your wardrobe, not your thermostat.
What is a healthy room temperature? On releasing its Cold Weather Plan for 2014, Public Health England has recently revised its recommended minimum levels to keep in good health. No longer, they say, do…
Big may be beautiful but it’s also inflexible and expensive.
Take a hard look at the painful process of de-carbonising the UK’s electricity supply, and it’s clear that the options on the table are not great. From the outset, changes to the system generate further…
We’ll need more of these, wherever they end up.
Do we have enough onshore windfarms, or do we have too many? And who decides what “too many” looks like? The Conservative Party has announced it would end subsidies for new onshore wind farms if it won…
Batteries should be included.
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There is a boom in renewable energy sources coming online worldwide, but the predominant types – solar and wind – are problematic due to their variable nature. For most regions of the world, the sun cannot…