Energy News 16/06/2017
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This week’s energy news covers energy from soot, price hikes and SIM technology that brings the internet of things one step closer…
Bad news for domestic Npower customers as the provider introduces the steepest price hike since 2008. A standard electricity tariff will rise by 15% whilst gas prices will rise by 4.8%. Npower states that the rise will affect roughly half its customers. Ofgem has criticised the price increase, stating that Npower must ‘justify’ the rise to its customers. The government has also voiced concerns. The price hike comes at a time when energy suppliers are under increasing pressure regarding the costs they pass on to customers.
The advent of electricity: that light-bulb moment – The Financial Times
Even we can admit that electricity may not always be the most thrilling topic, however a new exhibition is celebrating the transformational power that mass energy has had on our lives. Electricity: The Spark of Life is on from February to June at the Wellcome Collection, London, and includes photographs and objects from the advent of electricity.
Scientists produce electricity by evaporating water from a chunk of soot – ARS Technica UK
From the historic to the modern, researchers have managed to generate energy by evaporating water from soot. Whilst this development is unlikely to have large scale implications for the energy industry, it could lead to further experiments which could generate large amounts of electricity.
New SIM card technology could accelerate Internet of Things – Energy Live News
Tamper resistant SIM cards could pave the way for further integration of the internet of things, according to a new report. The SIM cards have the potential to improve security and efficiency, whilst allowing meter readings to become a thing of the past.
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