Tag: BEIS

Customers left in debt after backing government energy scheme

Customers left in debt after backing government energy scheme

Hundreds of families across Scotland have found themselves in debts of up to £21,000 after signing up to a government backed energy scheme. A “rogue company” has tricked over a thousand Scottish customers into buying energy saving measures, including solar panel, insulations and underfloor heating, on finance and were misled […]

UK Government drop fracking opinion question from public tracker

UK Government drop fracking opinion question from public tracker

Within two months of Cuadrilla Resources commencing its hydraulic fracturing operations, the UK Government has removed its question on how people feel about fracking from its quarterly public attitudes tracker. The August 2018 poll, that is collected and published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), only […]

UK households overpay £4bn a year for energy

UK households overpay £4bn a year for energy

New analysis has found that UK energy consumers are overpaying their energy bills by £4 billion each year. The research found that 12 million families on standard variable tariffs (SVTs) with the Big Six energy suppliers are overpaying an average of £350 per year for their bills, with those in […]

MPs back plan to bury nuclear waste under national parks

MPs back plan to bury nuclear waste under national parks

National parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) could become the new burial sites for highly radioactive nuclear waste under government plans, supported by a committee of MPs. The deep geological burial method is seen to be the only permanent solution to storing nuclear waste that will continue to […]

Energy companies on cyber-attack alert

Energy companies on cyber-attack alert

Britain’s main energy sector executives were warned last month to increase their inspections of blackouts throughout the country, as significant periods of disruptions could be a signal of a cyber attack. Although infrastructure companies are on constant alert for such attacks, fears have been raised over Russia’s ability to disrupt […]

Solar companies profiting from subsidies

Solar companies profiting from subsidies

New figures show that some of the UK’s biggest solar farms receive more money through green subsidies than they get from selling electricity. Energy producers were granted generous subsidies, through a ‘green levy’ funded by taxpayers, but many of them now earn more money from these handouts than selling the […]

Ruth Davidson announces plan for North Sea sector

Ruth Davidson announces plan for North Sea sector

The leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, has unveiled plans to lobby “very, very hard” for a sector deal that could be worth £1 trillion over 17 years. In November 2017, when the UK Government released its industrial strategy, it was confirmed it would go forward with a series […]

October deadline threatens Scottish floating wind farms

October deadline threatens Scottish floating wind farms

A renewable trade body has said that Scottish floating wind farm projects are under threat, unless they can start producing electricity by October. Current rules mean floating wind power developers will not qualify for subsidies will not be eligible for subsidies unless they can generate electricity by the given month, […]