Water flowing from mountains to fjords in Norway will soon be helping power British homes, as the world’s longest “interconnector” hooks up the two countries’ grids.
A new independent advisory commission should be set up to look at how to meet Scotland’s energy needs, with a report warning “difficult decisions” will need to be taken on how to cope with a looming energy shortfall.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive power blackout that affected tens of millions of people in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.
Argentina’s main energy company has said it is “slowly beginning to restore” electricity after a massive power failure left large swathes of the South American country and neighbouring Uruguay in the dark.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage has been caused at an electricity substation by a vandal who made off with just £2 worth of copper.
A giant battery is to be installed at the UK’s largest onshore wind farm in what has been hailed as “significant step forward” for greener electricity.
Consumers should be compensated after being overcharged for their utilities by more than £20 billion due to regulator errors, Citizens Advice says.
Energy customers have missed out on an estimated £5.1 million in compensation over the last three years, according to Citizens Advice.
Energy customers will automatically receive compensation from Wednesday if they suffer switching errors or if suppliers are late in refunding credit when they leave.
Oil and gas reserves in Scotland and the UK may last only a decade, according to academics.
Overall satisfaction with energy suppliers has fallen for the second year running after customers were battered by price rises and nine small firms collapsed, according to a survey.