Furthering the UK’s objective of switching over to zero-emission energy generation by 2025, the Kilroot power plant was recently converted to run on gas instead of coal. The announcement comes at a time when the country is looking at its longest-ever period of carbon-free electricity since the Industrial Revolution. Earlier, the UK had gone for 18 days without carbon-based electricity, a period that ended on 4th June 2019.
In already challenging times, a recent statement that announced the merger of E.ON’s Industrial & Commercial Unit with the Business Solutions division of Npower has worried thousands of employees across both companies.
Liberty Global and Telefonica have reached an agreement for merging their UK businesses. Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media UK provides broadband services while Telefonica owns the mobile carrier O2.
Industry watchdog Ofcom has recently released an advisory warning people about the increasing instances of texts and calls relating to Covid-19 or coronavirus. It has asked people to be aware of such calls and avoid divulging any personal information.
May 10 marked the UK’s first month with 100% coal-free electricity, something that has not happened since the industrial revolution. With the reduction in energy demand due to the ongoing lockdown, industries have now been provided with a view of what the energy sector would look like in the years to come as the UK works to phase out coal-based generation.
Worries and an uncertain future continue to loom for employees of UK energy company Npower. The company is in the middle of its 2-year restructuring process and as part of this restructuring, the company’s new owner, E.ON, will gradually merge Npower’s business with their own. This, however, is not the first time such a merger has been on the cards for Npower.