We’re 55 million years too late for hydraulic fracturing to work in the UK The UK’s geology is unlikely to be suitable for hydraulic fracturing, research by a Scottish university has discovered. Professor John Underhill, Chief Scientist at Heriot-Watt University, revealed...
By James Murphy, Extreme Low Energy Fossil fuels have been an essential source of energy for the Western world since their inauguration during the industrial revolution. Extraction of these fuels has previously involved a significant workforce of labourers engaging in mining...
In 2014, The Independent newspaper reported on an impending “nuclear crisis” in the U.K. Unlike many other fears commonly associated with that expression, this was a crisis of age and the possible extinction for the country’s aging nuclear fleet....
By Matt Hale, International Sales Manager, HRS Heat Exchangers With a few notable exceptions, such as new US president Donald Trump and our own Nigel Lawson, the scientific consensus on climate change is well established. As far back as 2004,...
Comment from Dr Alastair Martin, founder and chief strategy officer at Flexitricty on the Early Auction for delivery year 2017/2018 result: In truth, there are many things wrong with the Capacity Market (CM) – the UK Government’s flagship policy for...

Old Lags or New

I often see pictures of installations posted onto sites like Linkedin by their proud creators. The trouble is given my experience I can often see something wrong from the picture; it might be that the gas meter is fitted...
Since the water industry in Scotland opened its doors to competition many years ago Public Sector Scotland  have been literally hemorrhaging £millions on incorrect charges and losing out on potential savings and reductions on water bills due to poor...

What’s in a name?

I’ve been called a lot of things in my life so far – and some of them have been polite. On the sportsfield as a rugby player I was a forward -also known as a “grunt”, a donkey or...
This glimpse of the future was crafted by: Victor Young If rising global temperatures worry you, you’re not alone. Frustrated that fossil fuels still account for around 80% of the world’s energy consumption, thousands of homes have invested in combined...
UK environmental policy has come a long way in the last forty years. Once colloquially known as the ‘Dirty Man of Europe’, Britain’s policy makers were renowned for their purely reactive rather than forward-thinking approach to environmental protection, only...