EDF Announce Delay to planned Nuclear Plant Hinkley Point
We hate to say we told you so, but we have heard form EDF that Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation has been delayed and will not start generating power by 2023 as previously planned. The plan was to build the new power plant in Hinkley Point and it was to replace […]
UK going nuclear – Hinkley nuclear plant given go-ahead
Hinkley C – Our first Nuclear Power plant in a Generation! The UK has utilised nuclear power to meet its energy requirements since 1956. Nowadays, the UK has 16 operational nuclear reactors situated across 9 power plants and these contribute about 19% of the electricity in our energy mix. Today, the Government announced that it […]
Why aren’t we generating energy from the Severn?
In this new age of renewables and increasing emphasis on green energy, it seems completely mad to a lot of people that one of the UK’s most powerful resources is going untapped. As an island nation, surely we should be at the forefront of tidal energy projects, so what’s going on? Why do we need […]
The End for the Swansea Tidal Lagoon?
National newspapers are reporting that the government plans to reject the Swansea tidal lagoon project as soon as this week. What is the Swansea tidal lagoon? We are big fans of tidal power. Tidal lagoons work in a similar way to tidal barrages, but differ in that they do not form a barrier all the […]
Merry Christmas from TheGreenAge!
Before we leave the office for a few days off to drink *slightly* too much mulled wine and argue over board games with our families, we thought we’d take a minute to wish you all a Happy Christmas! While we’re away, here are our top tips for a green festive period. We’ve been reflecting on […]
What’s the future for UK energy?
The UK’s energy supply is looking shaky at the moment, and opinion is divided as to the best way to deal with it. How will we meet rising demand for electricity, while limiting environmental impact? Generating capacity has already fallen by 12% since 2012 and we’ve been thinking about what will need to change in […]
Conservative manifesto 2017: energy policy and the environment
Following a look at Labour’s new manifesto yesterday, we thought we’d take a look at the Conservatives’. There’s a lot more detail in regards to energy policies in the Conservatives’ offering – but it doesn’t really offer anything new. One of six main promises on the first page of the manifesto is ‘competitive and affordable […]
Labour manifesto 2017: energy policy and the environment
We’ve had a look through Labour’s new manifesto and dug out their environmental policies to see whether or not they are offering a viable alternative to the current government’s lack of commitment in this area. You can also see our thoughts on the Conservatives’ policies. The document sets out 3 key focuses: ‘To ensure security of […]
Green Companies 2017: Kite Power Systems
For the next few weeks, we are going to be featuring a series of green technology companies that we think are going to be key in future years. We will speak to the people who work for them and get industry experts’ predictions for the future. We are starting with Kite Power Systems, a UK-based company […]
Christmas Company News
Merry Christmas everyone! The office will be closed from 4pm 23rd December, when the mince pie bingeing will commence. We have limited opening hours on the 28th, 29th and 30th and then we’ll be back on the 4th January ready to answer your calls and get some blogs ready for the coming year. 2016 at […]