Shareholders in the six companies responsible for distributing electricity to homes and businesses across Britain are enjoying vast profits, according to a new Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit report. But this is driving up household bills. TOM PASHBY asks, is there a better alternative?
New, decentralised forms of energy are taking shape. Will these new forms be a stepping stone to replicating the developed world's centralised power systems, or will they be a leapfrog to a new model of energy provision?. ANDREW J CONWAY reports.
Better insulation means more warmth but also more mould and condensation. Sue Wheat's eco retrofit continues with a look at a super-efficient ventilation system that recycles heat while stamping out damp
Europe's first electricity grid dedicated to renewable power will become a political reality this month, as nine countries formally draw up plans to link their clean energy projects around the North Sea