0 Have your say Homes in Yorkshire are paying more for their fuel than Wales, East Midlands and London according to new figures. The data from Roof Stores shows that households in Yorkshire pay £1,157 for their gas and electricity on average per year, making it the fourth most expensive region in the country. Yorkshire sits behind Scotland, the North East and the West Midlands, which tops the list at £1,172 on average per year.Homes in the East Midlands pay the least on average at £1,097 with other southern counties not far behind.Although it boasts high average energy prices Yorkshire does have the cheapest duel fuel available at £792 with the South West topping that list with £841, £49 more.Read: Yorkshire schools among those targeted in bomb threat hoaxThe major difference in price is down to a number of factors ranging from what energy supplier a household uses to the demand for power in the area.In an effort to bring down the … [Read more...] about Is Yorkshire losing out in the UK energy postcode lottery?
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Sammy Roth Los Angeles Times Published 12:04 AM EDT May 6, 2019 Los Angeles — Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a sweeping plan for a more sustainable Los Angeles on Monday, calling for dramatic changes to the car culture, built environment and air quality of America’s second-largest city. The mayor’s sustainability plan imagines a city where, by the mid-2030s, 80% of the cars run on electricity or zero-emission fuel, 80% of the electricity comes from renewable sources and Angelenos drive 2,000 fewer miles each year than they do now. It’s a far cry from today’s L.A., where gridlock, tailpipe pollution and smoggy air have come to define a way of life. Garcetti cited the “existential threat” of climate change, which scientists say is fueling bigger and deadlier heat waves, wildfires and floods in California and around the world. He said he worries that if Los Angeles doesn’t take aggressive action now, in 50 years the city will have … [Read more...] about Los Angeles sets dramatic new goals for electric cars
The good news is, greenhouse gas emissions have seen declines in Minnesota, even as the state’s adding people and its economy is growing. The bad news is, the state isn’t meeting the goals it set more than a decade ago to reduce release of these gases, which trap heat in the earth’s atmosphere like a blanket and warm the planet, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. That’s despite the fact that emissions from electricity generation — once the biggest greenhouse gas emitting industry — have dropped markedly as the state has turned away from coal and toward less polluting power sources. But as Minnesota looks toward its future, reducing greenhouse emissions significantly will require tackling what’s now the biggest cause of greenhouse gas pollution: transportation. Not meeting goals As part of a bipartisan effort under Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota passed the 2007 Next Generation Energy Act, … [Read more...] about Minnesota has done a pretty good job reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation. Reducing emissions from transportation could be harder
One in ten families in Scarborough could face higher fuel bills this winter because they aren’t connected to the gas mains. Despite a pledge by the UK energy regulator to get more homes connected to the grid, government data reveals 5,060 households in Scarborough do not have access to gas.That’s 10% of all homes.The energy regulator Ofgem says access to gas can make a big difference to living standards for people in fuel poverty, as gas is a cheaper method of cooking or heating a home than other fuels.A spokesman for the charity National Energy Action said: “Off-grid gas properties can have significantly higher energy costs than those with connections due to a reliance on expensive alternatives such as oil, LPG or electricity in order to heat homes.“This high cost means households can struggle to adequately heat their properties, which can lead to poor health, wellbeing and even mortality.”Around 12% of households in Scarborough are in fuel poverty, … [Read more...] about More than 5,000 homes in Scarborough face higher bills due to lack of gas supply
I recently posted a simple Internet meme suggesting that if we subsidized solar energy like we subsidized fossil fuels that this could be good. I posted that on Google Plus an it engendered way over 300 comments, many of which attempted to explain, often rather impolitely, that solar energy was inefficient or in some other way bad. I'm pretty sure most of those comments come to us courtesy of the bought and paid for climate change denialist campaign, funded by Big Oil to the tune of many tens of millions of dollars to date. Most of the commenters were saying similar things, most of which were either incorrect or irrelevant, and far too many of them showed up on this comment at once to be explained by normal internet behavior, at least on my Google Plus page. This was a move made by the denialists, and rest assured ... they are doing this more and more often as time goes by. What I found interesting about this is the fact that the main complaints were about how inefficient, expensive, … [Read more...] about Is Solar Energy Totally Bogus or Something that Gives Hope?