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2022

Coal-fired power station given a stay of execution – China Daily, 16 June

A full tank of petrol costs £100, but electric vehicle drivers pay just £37 to fully charge – iNews, 13 June

Keith Bell on Good Morning Scotland – BBC Scotland, 30 May

UK Could Still Foist Windfall Tax on Electricity Firms’ Booming Profit – Bloomberg, 27 May

Can the British Energy Security Strategy control soaring household bills? – New Statesman, 25 May

Climate activists Tyre Extinguishers deflate 50 SUVs in Clifton – Bristol Post, 23 May

Can the EU wean itself off Russian gas? – The Financial Times, 19 April

Climate and heritage experts call on British Museum to end BP sponsorship – The Guardian, 19 April

Report: Investing in renewables and energy efficiency creates more jobs than fossil fuels – Business Green, 11 April

On energy strategy, the government is leaving women in the cold – Resilience, 11 April

The war in Ukraine and the path to climate disaster – Socialist Appeal, 11 April

Renewable energy can create three times as many jobs compared to fossil fuels – EnviroNews Nigeria, 15 April

Peter Taylor on BBC Radio Humberside, discussing the Energy Security Strategy, 7 April

 

Rob Gross on the BBC News channel discussing the Energy Security Strategy, 6 April

Investment in renewable energy can deliver more jobs than fossil fuels, report finds – The Independent, 6 April

Investment in renewable energy can deliver more jobs than fossil fuels, report finds – Yahoo News UK, 6 April

Clean power groups call for slicker process on UK planning and permits – Financial Times, 5 April

Final warning: what does the IPCC’s third report instalment say? – The Guardian, 5 April

Mechanisms in place to mitigate impact of Hinkley Point C delays – New Civil Engineer, 30 March

Energy price cap means now might be the best time to green your home – New Scientist, 29 March

Rob Gross on The Daily Climate Show on Sky News – Sky News, 29 March

We need a pan-European approach to energy security – The Times, 29 March

New eco-vigilantes who let down SUV tyres have been targeting ELECTRIC 4x4s and leaving notes lecturing their owners about climate change – Mail Online, 8 March

New vigilante eco group targets SUVs and deflates HUNDREDS of tyres – MSN, 8 March

‘Unhelpful’ and ‘Inaccurate’: Experts fact check Nigel Farage’s Net Zero claims – The Independent, 8 March

Don’t let high energy prices derail UK green agenda, say climate experts – The Guardian, 7 March

Europeans told to turn down the heat to reduce need for Russian gas – Canada’s National Observer, 7 March

Fracking’s fate to be sealed in a fortnight — for ever? – The Times, 6 March

Here Are The Russian Oligarch Yachts Being Seized As Sanctions Sink In – Verve Times, 3 March

Brexit ‘far from over’ in energy sector, says new research – The Energyst, 10 February

Calls for insulation and rollout of heat pumps to ‘get off gas’ amid price hike – Peterborough Matters, 6 February

UK Local Governments Demand Plutonium Safety Upgrades – Environment News Service, 11 February

Calls for insulation and rollout of heat pumps to ‘get off gas’ amid price hike – Belfast Telegraph, 3 February

Only a gas-free, energy efficient future can insulate UK from future crises – Business Green, 27 January

Taking the heat out of funding the transition – Energy Monitor, 19 January

Energy prices are unlikely to fall in 2022 or beyond – not until major importers get serious about green transition – The Conversation, 06 January

‘There’s been nothing like this’: Soaring energy prices in 2021 sent suppliers bust and hiked customers’ bills – iNews, 2 January

2021

Where does the UK sit in the world’s turbulent energy landscape? – New Statesman, 30 December

Designing generator packages for data centre standby power – Process and Control Today, 21 December

‘The months ahead will be difficult’: Why rising energy costs are prompting demands for a clearer net zero plan – Business Green, 16 December

Annual report finds climate change destabilising Arctic – Carbon Brief, 15 December

Gas crisis fuels call for UK to update energy security policy – The Guardian, 15 December

UKERC Director Rob Gross on You and Yours – BBC Radio 4, 19 November

 

Should everyone have their own personal carbon quota? Calls grow for emissions allowances – The Independent, 14 November

Time to start thinking about zero-carbon electricity market design – Market Screener, 10 November

UKERC Director Rob Gross on LBC News – LBC News, 6 November

 

Learning from the UK’s exposure to the global gas crisis – Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, 29 October

U.K. tries to juice UN climate talks with its own net-zero plan – Bloomberg, 19 October 

The UK’s reliance on gas imports leaves us open to unpredictable prices – The Guardian, 14 October

UK Government will not increase country’s gas storage capacity despite price hikes for customers – iNews, 11 October

Times letters: Mike Bradshaw features – The Times, 06 October

Ministers consider shifting green levies from electricity to gas – Current News, 30 September

Energy boss says he ‘finally gave up’ on building off-shore gas storage unit after years of rejection from ministers – Daily Mail, 23 September

Mike Bradshaw features on The Briefing Room discussing The UK’s Energy Crisis, 23 September

‘The Government, in their wisdom, chose a “just in time” approach’: Energy boss says he ‘finally gave up’ on building off-shore gas storage unit after years of rejection from ministers, Daily Mail, 23 September

Prof Rob Gross discusses energy crisis on BBC News – BBC News Channel, September 22

Prof Rob Gross discusses the current energy crisis on the Today programme – BBC Radio 4, September 20

 

Solving sustainability challenges in UK data centres – Techerati, September 16

Limiting fossil fuel extraction to meet 1.5 degrees Celsius – Energy World, September 9

Asia’s coal prices hit new highs as global utilities scramble for fuel – Energy World, September 7

In-depth Q&A: How will the UK’s hydrogen strategy help achieve net-zero? – Eco-Business, August 20

UK government unveils hydrogen strategy – The Engineer, August 17

Government energy plans to make hydrogen from fossil fuel will result in missed climate targets , says environmental group – Sky News, August 16

Prof Rob Gross on World at One – BBC Radio 4, August 6th

 

Can nuclear power save the planet? – Independent, July 28

Earth, Wind and Fire: Can UK Power Hit Net-Zero?  – Politics Home, July 23

The policies of change, with Robert Gross – Fully Charged, June 28

Are Brexit energy negotiations slowing the UK’s net zero drive? – Business Green, June 18

UKERC warns Brexit to have ‘undeniably important impact’ on net zero – Current News, June 18

Green Brexit? Report accuses UK of failing to effectively replace EU energy systems policy – Edie.net, June 18

Climate change: ‘Major step forward’ as national grid on track for ‘zero carbon’ periods by 2025 – Sky News, June 15

Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned in the UK – Joe.co.uk, June 10

What does Shell’s Dutch court ruling mean for big polluters? – Ends Report, June 10

Energy Efficiency Comparison: Air-Cooling vs Liquid Cooling – Inside HPC, May 26

Transmission charging ‘not necessarily’ impacting emissions reductions – Energy Voice, May 28

Green energy drive puts Britain’s resilience in doubt – The Telegraph, May 19

Rob Gross on Times Radio – April 22

 

New driving rules to be aware of from this month including £200 fine for using phone – The Mirror, April 12

Green energy tariffs may sometimes be misinformed – The Westfield Voice, April 7

Driving the next stage of European green recovery – Social Europe, April 6

Green energy tariffs often ‘misleading’ – BBC, April 1

UKERC Director Rob Gross on You and Yours – BBC Radio 4, March 12

UKERC Director Rob Gross discussing the Fukushima disaster – BBC World News, March 12

How governments and companies should listen to the people on climate change – Phys.org, March 5

Seven driving laws coming in 2021 – and they start in March – Birmingham Live, February 25

Changes to car tax – how will they affect you – Business Motoring, February 24

Utilities call for gas’ ‘thumb to be taken off the scale’ with changes to levies – Current News, February 17

UKPN and WWU launch hybrid ‘cross vector’ low carbon heating trial – Current News, February 10

A hydrogen fuel revolution is coming – here’s why we might not want it – New Scientist, February 3

Low-carbon heat: UK’s heat pump sales set to almost double this year – Edie.net, February 3

Car tax changes for 2021 should not be ‘punishing’ petrol and diesel drivers – The Express, February 2

Car tax changes: The cost of owning petrol and diesel cars ‘will get more expensive’ – The Express, February 1

What’s Next For EU Energy Research After Brexit? – Forbes, January 25

Is oil dead? ‘Black gold’ loses its sparkle – E&T, January 20

Heating systems are ready to get ready for decarbonisation, says BEMA – HVP, January 20

The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – here’s how to fix this – Australian Times, January 19

The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – here’s how to fix this – The Conversation, January 15

Expert pushes for new car tax changes which could affect thousands of drivers – The Express, January 13

Car tax changes should not treat drivers as ‘cash cows’ to fund Government shortfalls – The Express, January 10

2020

Car tax changes could ‘backfire’ as petrol and diesel owners issued with warning – Daily Star, December 31

Car tax warning issued as petrol and diesel owners attacked in new proposals – The Express, December 31

Car tax changes which will penalise petrol and diesel owners are ‘unreasonably high’ – The Express, December 25

The heat pump rollout could fail due to high electricity costs warns EAC – Current News, December 22

Calls for 50% tax on most polluting cars to improve uptake of electric vehicles – RAC, December 18

Calls for 50% per cent tax on polluting cars to encourage electric vehicles sales – Express and Star, December 18

France Energy: The Nuclear Option – TRT World, December 16

Is it time for a tougher tax on SUV gas-guzzlers? – Business Green, December 15

UKERC on The Today Show – BBC Radio 4, December 14

 

Covid-19 pandemic to leave millions more ‘gas guzzlers’ on the road past 2030 – The Times, December 14

World is in danger of missing Paris climate target, summit is warned – Carbon Brief, December 14

Sizewell C: Government in talks to fund £20bn nuclear plant – BBC, December 14

Tax most polluting cars to speed up transition to electric vehicles, experts say – iNews, December 14

UK energy policymakers should learn from overseas and gather external advice, report finds – Global Government Forum, December 9

Path to net zero puts heavy burden on UK consumers – Financial Times, 9 December

Ending UK’s climate emissions ‘affordable’, say official advisers – The Guardian, 9 December

How can we turn our homes green to meet the climate challenge? – Press Association, 9 December (This article was released by the Press Association and shared in many regional publications)

The revolution will not be capitalised – Petroleum Economist, 4 December

Editors comment November/December 2020: Green plan of action – HVP Magazine, 2 December

In-depth Q&A: Does the world need hydrogen to solve climate change? – Carbon Brief, 30 November

How battery storage might turn the tide for the latest Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal – Wales Online, 29 November

Nuclear power pushed to back burner in U.K.’s green energy plan – Japan Times, 22 November

Britain warned to ramp up electric car subsidies or lose green race – The Telegraph, 19 November

‘Laying the groundwork’: Heat Pump Association calls for heating policy revamp – Business Green, 13 November

Pipeline to 2050: The government must deliver an ambitious, harmonised heat strategy – Business Green, 12 November

IPPR: UK Government must spend £33bn annually to combat climate and nature crises – Edie.net, 10 November

BEIS gives businesses extra 12 months to apply for RHI – Edie.net, 10 November

Who needs SUVs? Dear Keir, walk to the tailor next time – The Guardian, 2 November

Towards net-zero: The 8 green policies UK businesses are still waiting for – Edie.net, 21 October

Prof Rob Gross discussing wind farms on Mid Morning BBC Essex, 20 October

 

Existing domestic heat policy “falls short” of net zero ambitions – PHPI, 16 October

Environmental Audit Committee to look into barriers for heat pump adoption – Current News, 14 October

MPs to consider pros and cons of heat pumps – Cooling Post, 13 October

Attenborough leads list of green gongs – Ends Report, 13 October

UK must upgrade 19,000 homes a week to hit net zero, report finds – Housing Executive, 12 October

Green Homes Grant: homeowners frustrated by lack of installers – The Guardian, 9 October

Left in the cold: Why UK homes are still hundreds of years off schedule for delivering net zero emissions – Business Green, 9 October 

News Analysis Boris Johnson’s pledge to power all UK homes with offshore wind power by 2030 is ‘ambitious, but achievable’ – iNews, 6 October

UK’s domestic heat ‘extremely unlikely’ to reach net-zero without policy overhaul – Edie.net, 9 October

UK ‘will take 700 years’ to reach low-carbon heating under current plans – The Guardian, 8 October

As fossil fuel jobs falter, renewables come to the rescue – CBS News, 25 September

Clouds Gather Over U.K. Nuclear as Another Project Fails – Bloomberg, 17 September

U.K. Nuclear’s Future Left in Limbo as Investors Walk Away – Bloomberg, 17 September

Southern North Sea ‘could jump-start green recovery’ – East Anglian Daily Times, 17 September

Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government – Carbon Brief, 27 August

UK nuclear power: The next Huawei? – Deutsche Welle, 21 August

Letter: California makes case for flexible power grids – Financial Times, 21 August

Is this the end for ‘king coal’ in Britain? – The Guardian, 9 August

Just How Polluting Is Your SUV? This New Campaign Might Shock You – Forbes, 5 August

Adverts for large polluting cars ‘should be banned’ – BBC, 3 August

Ban SUV adverts to meet UK climate goals, report urges – The Guardian, 3 August

CBI: UK won’t reach net-zero without 2025 ban on non-hydrogen-ready boilers – Edie.net, 28 July

UK will struggle to be zero carbon without stronger government steer – Power Technology, 24 July

Director Dr. Rob Gross appearing on BBC Points West on Friday, 17 July

Britain’s nuclear future uncertain as relations with China fray – Stars and Stripes, 11 July

Britain’s nuclear future uncertain as relations with China Fray – Alton Telegraph, 11 July

Survey: Energy professionals believe retrofitting is key to a green Covid-19 recovery – Edie, 8 July 

Britain’s Nuclear Future Uncertain as Relations With China Fray – Bloomberg, 8 July

Government should get its own house in order before consummating its love affair with electric cars – The Telegraph, 2 July

UK Completes Vehicle-to-Grid Project, Step to Eliminating Diesel Cars by 2035 – All About Circuits, 4 May

Brits Warned to Keep Flashlight Handy in Case of Coronavirus Power-Out – Breitbart, 2 April

Coronavirus crisis blackouts warning as families told to keep torches on hand – The Mirror, 1 April

Electric car emissions myth ‘busted’ – BBC, 25 March

The UK’s innovation policy must match the scale of the net zero challenge – Business Green, March 12

Is the UK on the cusp of low-carbon heat and transport? – Edie, 4 March

Five ways UK energy managers can help deliver a net-zero economy, Ethical Corporation Magazine, 26 February

National observatory to monitor public engagement on net-zero transition, Environment Journal, 25 February

World-class energy research to drive a net zero future, Cambridge Network, 20 February

New car market: Will 2020 provide calm before the hurricane?, AM Online, 19 February

Boris Johnson’s cabinet and the lobbying network, The Ecologist, 18 February

What can we learn from August 9th?, Network, 7 February

Tesla is running up against the biggest problem in electric cars, Inverse, 2 February

The Paradox of EV Sales Up but Emissions Rising – Ride Tech, 04 February 

PM confirms 2035 ICE ban, but must be followed with ‘real action’ industry warns – Current News, 04 February 

Electric car sales are rising, but so are emissions. What’s going on? – Wired, 21 January

Q&A Feature: Net zero and the challenges for the UK energy sector, The Engineer, 20 January

2020 vision: cars to look forward to this year – The Telegraph, 1 January