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Could Labour’s Great British Energy firm spark a green revolution?

Keir Starmer, the leader of the UK’s Labour party, has promised to create a publicly owned renewable energy firm. Could…

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The Wild Plan to Export Sun From the Sahara to the UK

By the time Scotland’s Hunterston B nuclear power station closed in January of this year, its dual reactors had produced…

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The Queen’s Funeral Sets Off the Biggest UK Police Operation Ever

Inside a Special Operations Room in central London’s Lambeth borough are representatives from the Metropolitan Police, emergency services, intelligence agencies…

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How to Design the Perfect Queue, According to Crowd Science

“There’s a significant amount of math and formulas that has been written about this over the years,” says Still, “but…

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What Charles the ‘Activist King’ Means for the Climate

“I remember years ago, in the ’60s, when I was a teenager, minding so much about all the things that…

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Queen Elizabeth II Has Died. Her Internet Legacy Will Live On

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has been expected for years—and was presaged by strong rumors on social media. It’s…

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Can Liz Truss kick-start UK fracking by lifting the shale gas ban?

The new UK prime minister says ending a moratorium on fracking will “get gas flowing” within six months, but there…

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Octopus Energy Is the Answer to a Broken, Inefficient Market

Every energy supplier I have tried (six in total) has routinely overcharged me, estimating my usage to be much higher…

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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Climate change concern over new energy policy chief

Jacob Rees-Mogg, who now oversees the UK government department responsible for energy and climate change, recently called to extract “every…

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There are thousands more UK deaths than usual and we don’t know why

Since April, there have been 22,500 more deaths than expected in the UK. Health experts are concerned but unsure of…

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