A Labour government will create a publicly-owned energy company within its first year in office, Sir Keir Starmer has announced.The Labour leader said Great British Energy will take advantage of opportunities in clean British power.He won a standing ovation at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool when he said the new company will be publicly owned.It was “right for jobs, right for growth and right for energy independence from tyrants like Putin”, Sir Keir said.With @Keir_Starmer as Prime Minister, Labour will establish GB Energy.✅ A publicly-owned, renewable generation company. ✅ Harnessing the power of Britain’s sun, wind and waves to...
Sir Keir Starmer said he could make Britain “stand tall again”, promising a new state-owned energy firm to help create a “fairer, greener, more dynamic nation” if the Tories are ousted at the next election.He said Liz Truss’s Government should not be forgiven for the market turmoil unleashed since Friday’s mini-budget, and promised Labour would “restore our sense of collective hope”.The Labour leader told activists the Government had crashed the economy to offer tax cuts for the richest 1% in society.He said they had left a “Britain all at sea, where a cloud of anxiety hangs over working people”.The Labour...
Sept 27 (Reuters) - Weather disasters linked to global warming are increasingly reducing the productive capacity of the U.S economy and sapping resources from governments, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday, arguing for an accelerated transition to renewable energy.
A new study has cast doubt on government claims that hydrogen could be used to heat homes and so cut greenhouse gas emissions. The report, published in the journal Joule, analysed more than 30 studies that looked at hydrogen and heating. All those studies found that hydrogen was much less...
Keir Starmer’s proposals closely match advice given by energy economists and won praise from unions and business
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has attempted to reposition the Labour Party in a major speech to conference in Liverpool. Sir Keir promised a "fresh start" for the UK pledging to invest in the NHS, green energy and "spread opportunity to all." He also said that the Conservative government had lost control of the economy and crashed the pound.
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Autumn may have arrived, but this summer will certainly be remembered as one of the hottest across the United States and around the world. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, temperatures were above average throughout most of the contiguous U.S. In fact, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Texas all experienced their second-warmest summers on record and 17 other states recorded their top-10 warmest summers.
Hydrogen is emerging as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels such as natural gas, but it may not be as suitable as advocates expect.
The research found that coal remains the highest single power source for Bitcoin miners. A new study published Tuesday by the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF) shows that almost 62% of Bitcoin’s total energy consumption since January 2022 was generated from fossil fuels. This means renewable sources only amounted to 38% of the total energy consumed by BTC miners this year.
Nearly a third of all renewable technologies employment came from the solar PV industry in 2021, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The solar industry added 300,000 jobs in 2021 to reach 4.3 million and continues to account for the largest share of employment...
Queensland, which has the highest dependence on coal of any Australian state, has announced that it will spend AU $776 million (US $500 million) to build Australia’s largest publicly owned wind farm. The Tarong West wind farm will be sited in Ironpot, 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) southwest of Kingaroy,...
Following energy and power news in Texas can be dizzying. In February 2021, widespread outages left hundreds dead, caused more than $100 billion in property damage, and inflicted untold psychological trauma on Texans. As a result, interest in “the grid” surged, even though the tragedy during Winter Storm Uri went far beyond the grid.
A nearly 12% rate increase Georgia Power is seeking is just one of four the utility will be requesting during the next three years, a staff lawyer for the state Public Service Commission (PSC) said Tuesday. If the PSC approves all four, the average residential customer bill could soar by...