Ligia Bogdan

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Complaints about energy suppliers rise 71% compared with last year

The number of complaints from consumers battling their energy suppliers is rocketing, latest figures show, as bills are pushed up to record levels following price hikes.<p>This follows claims from Labour that suppliers have "deliberately inflated" the price they paid for electricity from their own …

Global Solar Power Leaps Ahead of Wind Energy for the First Time

The latest green energy numbers are in from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance report and solar capacity has over taken wind power for the first time …

Renewable Energy

Big six energy companies caught in political spotlight

The big six energy companies no doubt hoped a new year might bring some relief from the political spotlight that has burned as brightly as any Christmas tree.<p>But the unseasonal hand grenade lobbed their way by the Labour party should remind them they will remain a focus of Westminster attention for …

UK opposition to new EU green energy targets could risk 'half a million jobs'

Over half a million new jobs over the next two decades could be at risk from the UK's opposition to new EU targets for green energy, according to a leaked official report from the European commission.<p>Since last spring, European countries have been battling over what new climate change targets …

Good news for 2014 -- a domestic energy revolution is underway in the USA

While it may not qualify as a silver lining, there was one bright spot to emerge from Washington D.C.’s latest adventure in bad budgeting: A provision further enhancing our country's expanding energy independence.<p>Championed by U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) the provision gives formal Congressional …

In a Slowdown, GridPoint 'Smart' Energy Scores Venture Capital

It received $120 million in venture capital out of the $168 million invested in energy-efficient companies in the third quarter, according to an Ernst & Young analysis of Dow Jones VentureSource data. But that was out of $1.6 billion invested in the clean technology market overall in the third …

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

<i>“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”</i><p>— Albert Einstein<p>Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive …