The debate on energy issues must be informed as it affects consumer perspective but this cannot happen until everyone involved lays their cards on the table, says Peter Rolton of Rolton Group.
Cutting your energy costs in half. Having your own power station. Buying energy at wholesale prices. Coming off the grid. All of this sounds fanciful, but that’s the future of manufacturing, according to energy expert Peter Rolton.
Recent mention of UK electricity market reform (EMR) may make it sound fairly innocuous, but beware: within it lurks the potential to make or break the nation’s future energy fortunes, says Peter Rolton of Rolton Group.
A new report from RWE npower bemoans the lack of transparency between government, industry and consumers, but there is an opportunity to work with the public more, says Marc Sobbohi.
Power was firmly on the agenda at the Future Factory: Energy Conference, hosted by The Manufacturer in Birmingham in July. Speakers at the event offered attendee manufacturers advice on the latest techniques and technologies available to help reduce energy consumption and also provided information on how to negotiate the best deals from energy suppliers.
Work on the world's first, full-scale nuclear fusion project - ITER - will now enter the peak construction phase with the onsite workforce growing to 5,000 workers.
Energy company RWE npower has warned that the Government's "heroic" assumptions on energy savings are too optimistic.