The Cost of Energy

There is, understandably, a lot of chatter about energy costs and what can be done to prevent them from causing serious hardship this winter. Unfortunately most of what’s being suggested, not least by politicians (in power and opposition), won’t be much help because of the way that the wholesale energy markets work. The primary aim…

HS2 (high speed railway) is going to cost at least £55,000 million to carry an estimated 5.4 million passengers per year. For the same money we could spend an average of £4,500 on making half of the UK’s homes (12 million of them) more energy efficient, which would be of direct benefit to around 30…