United Kingdom

Election result threatens UK’s credit rating and will delay Brexit talks, says Moody’s agency – The Independent – 12/06/2017

The inconclusive election result could also slow efforts to shrink the budget deficit as it will now be a lower priority for the Government, Moody's said

Source:  The Independent, 2017/06/12

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Solar Energy Smashes U.K. Record, Supplying 24% of the Nation’s Electricity Demand – Futurism – 29/05/2017

Solar energy in the United Kingdom broke another record Friday, with the National Grid reporting that solar panels supplied almost a quarter of the country's electricity demands at midday.

Source:  Futurism, 2017/05/29

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

UK inflation climbs to four-year high, beating forecasts – FT – 16/05/2017

Inflation hit the highest level in four years during April, beating forecasts and likely ending a two-year period of real wage growth, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Source:  FT, 2017/05/16

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Is the UK a ‘fat and lazy’ trading nation? – The Telegraph – 22/05/2017

Trade minister Liam Fox complained recently that British businesses were too “fat and lazy” to pursue exports. “We were a country that was the world’s top global trading nation," he said. "We've fallen behind… our European partners and we've fallen behind in that global race."

Source:  The Telegraph, 2017/05/22

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

UK inflation climbs to four-year high, beating forecasts – FT – 16/05/2017

Inflation hit the highest level in four years during April, beating forecasts and likely ending a two-year period of real wage growth, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Source:  FT, 16/05/2017

By |May 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Brexit Could Nuke Britain’s Nuclear Energy Industry – Foreign Policy Journal – 02/05/2017

UK lawmakers warned Tuesday the country’s nuclear energy industry could go belly-up because of Brexit, adding a new radioactive layer to London’s complex breakup with the European Union.

Source:  Foreign Policy Journal, 2017/05/02

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Energy UK Outlines Country’s Pathway To Low-Carbon Transition – Clean Technica – 21/04/2017

Energy UK, the country’s energy trade association, has published a report in which it outlines the necessary steps the industry believes the Government must take to transition to a low-carbon economy, including the need for energy efficiency to become a national priority for policy makers.

Source:  Clean Technica, 2017/04/21

By |April 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

UK less concerned about climate change than European neighbours, survey shows – Energy Voice – 08/03/2017

People in the UK are less worried about climate change than their European neighbours, a survey suggests.

Source:  Energy Voice, 2017/03/08

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The Industrial Strategy And Support For Disruptive Innovation – The Huffington Post – 01/03/2017

The government has a tricky challenge ahead with their new Industrial Strategy.

Source:  Huffington Post, 2017/03/01

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

U.K. Recession Risk Falling Back to Pre-Referendum Level – Bloomberg – 17/01/2017

The probability of the U.K. slipping into recession in the next 12 months are falling back toward the level seen before the Brexit vote in June. Economists put the odds of a recession over the next year at 20 percent versus 30 percent in December and a record high of nearly 50 percent in August. [...]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |