Visiting to catch up with some of Ashden's Award winners, past and present, I found there to be a definite buzz in the air about the clean and sustainable forms of energy that the country is embracing head on.
In the 21st century, providing food for your family shouldn’t mean gambling with their lives. But that's exactly what more than a third of women around the world are doing when they use wood, coal, charcoal or animal dung for cooking or heating.
Watching the news every night this week I have been horrified to see the extent of the floods. The images of fields turning into lakes, our coastlines being shattered by waves, homes swamped by water, reporters wading through streets turned into rivers and lives turned upside down have all been shocking.
This week, the biggest ever fuel poverty campaign in UK history, the Energy Bill Revolution, is organising a week-long programme of action designed to raise awareness at the highest political levels of the energy crisis facing the country.