A warm welcome to Resource Efficiency East, which grades the various businesses behind resource extraction in the United Kingdom and China, setting them side by side to see how companies and methods stack up.

Given how complex and multi-faceted the production of energy is, and the challenges peculiar to each individual project, we assess and scale each company’s overall pollution impact, environmental damage, population disruption and effects on other industries like tourism.

Our aim is to compare every cost of energy supplies in both nations, and seeing which energy companies – be it the Big Six in the UK or the Five Majors in China – come out on top in their sourcing. We also list companies who offer guarantees on lower prices or more ethical power sourcing to homes and business premises in both nations.