AI Energy Consumption

Powering artificial intelligence (AI) models takes a substantial toll on our planet’s energy resources. Delving deeper into AI, it becomes crucial to comprehend the environmental impact of this technological revolution. Current trends A new peer-reviewed study featured in ‘Joule‘ highlights the significant energy requirements of AI. The research, carried outRead More →

Beer inflation

Inflation, rose marginally to 4% in December, up from 3.9% in November 2023. Economists had forecast a slight fall but unexpected rises in alcohol and tobacco prices were behind the surprise rise. However, with energy bills predicted to come down in 2024, there are still expectations of interest rate cutsRead More →

British Gas owner Centrica and Shell see profits soar as bills rise.  Profit for the six months ending in June 2023 for British Gas owner Centrica rose to around £1.34bn from £262m a year earlier. The rise in profits came from the company’s nuclear and oil and gas business, rather than from theRead More →