A Much Needed Boost for Clean Renewable Energy

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 22nd September, 2014

On the eve of a major UN climate change summit, there’s been some great news for environmentalists, from a rather unexpected source. The news is that the heirs of the Rockefeller family (those of New York’s Rockefeller Center fame) are planning to sell off their vast assets in the fossil fuel industry and instead invest in… more »

Scotland Votes “No.” What does it mean for Petrol Prices?

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 19th September, 2014

This morning, people all over the world woke up to the news that the citizens of Scotland had voted against independence from Great Britain in an historical referendum. Prior to the voting process, many pundits had made predictions as to the likely outcome of a “yes” vote for independence. One of these predictions, as reported… more »

Low Oil Prices Offset by Weakened Pound

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 19th September, 2014

According to the AA’s latest research, the price at the pumps has risen since the end of August despite a drop in oil prices. At the close of trading yesterday, a barrel of Brent crude oil stood at $97.70. Despite that being the lowest in the last 18 months, many people are frustrated having not… more »

Cheaper Petrol Keeps Inflation Low

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 18th September, 2014

Not only has the fall in petrol prices over the last year kept motorists happy, it has also helped keep inflation low, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Price rises for fuel, food and other goods have been kept at bay, largely thanks to strong supermarket competition. The last year has seen supermarket… more »

Concerned About Fuel Prices? Watch the Scottish Referendum

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 17th September, 2014

This week, citizens of Scotland will vote in an historic referendum that will determine whether the country remains a part of Great Britain, or becomes an independent nation. Should the voters tick “yes” to independence, there will be far more to think about than the price of petrol. A new currency will need to be… more »

Apple Watch Not So Smart for Driving

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 17th September, 2014

The new Apple Watch, which comes out early next year, is causing a furore in the fast-paced worlds of technology and fashion, but using it while driving could carry the same penalties as using your phone at the wheel. The eagerly awaited Apple smart-watch was announced last week as the fashion accessory must-have of 2015,… more »

Diesel Drivers Refuse to Cough Up

1 Comment | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 16th September, 2014

A recent poll by the online car supermarket Motorpoint has found that over 75% of drivers of diesel cars would refuse to pay a pollutant charge proposed by the mayor of London in a bid to tackle air pollution. The introduction of Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZs) could see diesel motorists charged for entering urban… more »

Fuel Duty Should Mend UK’s Roads

2 Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 15th September, 2014

83% of British motorists believe that fuel duty should be spent repairing and maintaining the UK’s roads. A recent poll by the Local Government Association (LGA) asked 1,006 motorists across the UK what they felt fuel duty should be spent on. More than four fifths said that more of the money collected from fuel duty… more »

Are French Fuel Retailers Kinder to their Customers?

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 12th September, 2014

“Rip-off Britain” was a phrase that became popular in the late 1990s, and as explained in Wikipedia describes the “phenomenon in which some products and services cost significantly more” in Britain than elsewhere. Although petrol prices have been quite low in recent months—significantly lower than last year too, it seems Brits are still being charged more… more »

Super-Charged Highway Gains Ground

No Comments | Add Comment | Blog entry posted 11th September, 2014

The UK’s charging network for electric cars is growing rapidly as the green energy company Ecotricity have expanded their super-fast charging network along the UK’s motorways. In the last 12 months, Ecotricity have installed 170 fast charging units in the UK, which now make up 90% of the entire fast charging network. Between October and… more »