We rely heavily on electricity and gas as forms of energy to power our
world. As our consumption of energy in these forms intersects with
rising costs and a dwindling supply, businesses and governments are faced
with the task of finding ways to cut expenditure, as well as harness
alternative means of energy production. The need for "green energy"
which can be extracted, generated, or consumed without negatively
impacting the environment is an important current issue. Promising
sustainable energy solutions include wind power, hydroelectricity, solar
energy, and geothermal energy.
Browse the headlines below to find relevant, up-to-date energy news from
around the globe.
- Existing energy customers barred from cheapest deals
Four of the UK's largest energy companies have been barring their own customers from some of the best deals for gas and electricity, the BBC's Moneybox learns.
BBC News. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:57:02 GMT.
- What's next for Pacific NorthWest LNG project? 4 questions answered
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet colleagues have signed off on one of the largest energy infrastructure projects in the country's history but now attention turns to whether the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal will actually be built.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:00:00 EDT.
- Africa: Efficient Uses Could Reduce Energy Cost By 30 Percent - EU
[Daily Trust] The European Union (EU) Programme Officer (Energy), Marta Abrantes, has said the building of more energy efficient houses could reduce cost of energy consumption by over 30 per cent.
All Africa. Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:54:09 GMT.
- Solar-powered liquid battery hybrid prototype could be major breakthrough
A new device combines a solar cell with a large capacity liquid battery, skipping the electricity-making process in favor of transferring the harvested solar energy directly to the battery's electrolyte.
Yahoo. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:07:59 -0400.
- House Republicans push Burwell to clarify ACA's risk corridors
Five Republican House members on the Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Tuesday to HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell demanding answers to how the federal government is handling a much-maligned insurance provision within the ...
Modern Healthcare. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:29:56 EST.