Scottish independence risks undermining investment in low-carbon energy because the smaller nation wouldn’t be able to afford the same level of subsidies as the U.K., the Department of Energy and Climate Change said.
Good Energy Group Plc is studying whether it can use battery technology to smooth the volatile generation from sources like wind and solar it uses to supply U.K. customers, according to Chief Executive Officer Juliet Davenport.
An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”