Tag Archive for 'Energy'

Guernsey electricity price to rise on 1 October 2012 to pay for higher on-island generation costs

September 15th, 2012 by Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities

CICRA (the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities) has agreed to Guernsey Electricity’s application for a 9% tariff rise from 1 October 2012. Andrew Riseley, CICRA Chief Executive, said that the cable failures had been the main catalyst for the necessary rise. “Although a price rise of this size is not ideal there are extenuating […]

Earth Hour 2012 is from 8.30 to 9.30 pm on Saturday 31 March

March 8th, 2012 by WWF

From Times Square to the Sydney Opera House, Brunei to Lithuania, the tallest building on the planet to an Inuit igloo, the world will once again celebrate the largest voluntary action for the environment as the lights switch off for Earth Hour, on 31 March 2012. Earth Hour has grown from a one-city initiative in […]

WWF appeals to IEA to focus on a fully renewable energy future

November 9th, 2011 by WWF

The World Energy Outlook 2011, released today by International Energy Agency (IEA) has shown the ever-growing impact of fossil fuels on the environment and the impact of high and volatile fossil fuel prices on economies, but fails to follow through with a strong emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy as the global escape route […]

Carbon Trust guide shows how heat recovery can cut energy bills with quick pay back

September 13th, 2011 by Carbon Trust

A Carbon Trust guide, launched on 5 September 2011, sets out how a wide range of organisations from retailers to leisure centres and hotels to manufacturing companies can cut energy bills by reducing the heat wasted in their buildings and processes. Heat recovery – the collection and re-use of heat that would otherwise be lost […]

Committee on Climate Change’s Renewable Energy Review highlights major role for renewables in meeting UK climate targets

May 9th, 2011 by Committee on Climate Change

The Committee on Climate Change says that renewable energy should make a major contribution to decarbonising the UK economy over the next decades. The conclusions will be set out in the Committee’s Renewable Energy Review which was requested under the Coalition Agreement. The review concludes that a renewable energy share of around 30% by 2030 […]

There’s no time to lose meeting the energy challenge

April 27th, 2011 by Richard Lord

“Meet the energy challenge now” is made by Grundfos  

Guernsey Electricity working to reduce water use

March 31st, 2011 by Richard Lord

Guernsey Electricity Ltd is currently one of Guernsey Water‘s largest customers, but the electricity utility is striving to reduce water use. The company’s older diesel power station, C station, has open circuit cooling.  C station produces the cloud of steam seen from The Bridge in St. Sampson. The older diesel power station uses 0.88 cubic […]

When we use energy we use water

March 31st, 2011 by WaterLink International

This article is published courtesy of WaterLink International.  It was published originally on 29 March 2011 by Environmental Expert.com. ———— As Japan’s nuclear power plant emergency has highlighted, water is needed in copious quantities to generate energy. To mark World Water Day, Sandra Postel (National Geographic) considers the huge water footprint of energy generation. According […]

The nuclear emergency in Japan should be a wake up call for us all

March 21st, 2011 by Anne Sandwith

The nuclear emergency in Japan should be a wake up call for us all. As a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth since the mid-1980s I’ve taken part in several peaceful protests and vigils at the Flamanville nuclear power plant, the Cap de la Hague reprocessing plant and also in Cherbourg against the […]

Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, talks on blueprint for energy future

March 6th, 2011 by HM Government Department of Energy and Climate Change

On 3 March 2011 Chris Huhne, UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, gave a speech on “A blueprint for our energy future“. He spoke about the growing impact of climate change. “In 2009, the Association of British Insurers said – and I quote – ‘our assessment of climate change convinces us that […]