July 2016

Nuclear reactor

The decision no one was expecting was that the project being parked until Autumn 2016 pending a further Government review. Greg Clark, the business, energy and industrial strategy secretary, said: “The UK needs a reliable and secure energy supply and the government believes that nuclear energy is an important part of the mix. “The government will now consider carefully all the component parts of this project and make its decision

UK government axes the Climate Change department

The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major shake-up. The brief will be folded into an expanded Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Greg Clark. In his statement, Mr Clark appeared keen to calm concerns about the priority given to tackling global warming. He said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed to lead this new department charged with delivering a

Solar powerbanks a buyer's guide

A powerbank is a portable device that can charge your phones, cameras or laptops without mains electricity. We are often out and about and increasingly reliant on our devices so anything that can keep them powered up when they are low on power is a must. Most powerbanks are charged using conventional sources: plug them into the mains or the USB port of your PC or laptop and you have