Centrica has launched a new venture – ‘Centrica Innovations’ – which is to invest £100 million in developing new energy technologies.
Lidl Ireland has become a verified member of the Irish food board’s Origin Green sustainability programme, adopting a range of new environmental targets across its operations.
Our resident local authority expert Stephen Cirell explains why last year’s feed-in tariff cuts weren’t the only reason that councils have failed to progress solar PV projects.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the commercial rooftop PV award returns once again as the ceremony enters its fifth successive year.
Centrica has begun its recruitment drive for businesses and homes wishing to participate in its local energy market trial in Cornwall.
UK electric vehicle (EV) charge point supplier POD Point has launched a new crowdfunding round to raise the final £1.5 million needed to meet its £9 million target after securing investment from a range of sources.
The UK government must act urgently to support greater flexibility in the country’s power system or risk escalating system costs, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.
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The Sunshine tariff project testing the ability of time of use (ToU) tariffs to promote domestic demand side response (DSR) has been completed with mixed results, suggesting homeowners are not able to shift enough demand to offset the need for grid upgrades.
A trial is underway in London to convert streetlights connected to UK Power Networks' electricity network in central London into charge points for electric vehicles.
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- Lark Energy reshuffles management team to focus on diversification
- EU passes 18-month extension to trade duties on Chinese solar
- Sunshine tariff shows domestic DSR unviable under current market conditions
Briar Chemicals is expecting to make significant savings on its energy bills after signing a 25 year power purchase agreement (PPA) with RenEnergy to take energy from a 1.9MW solar farm, to be built adjacent to the Norwich plant.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and for 2017 we welcome back the energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme.
Companies and organisations in the UK are developing a growing appetite for renewables PPA structures, but still face obstacles including the perception of renewable projects and unprepared procurement teams.
The government has set out its plans for the future of UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK, including powers to standardise new publicly accessible chargepoints; requirements for smart technologies to allow chargepoints to help balance the grid; and minimum provision of charging infrastructure at motorway services.
With the global transition towards a low carbon future well underway, business leaders and policymakers recently convened at Google's office in Brussels to discuss how to make progress towards both public and private sector goals. David Pratt reports on what was said, and where this progress can be made going forward.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and product innovation will once again return as a category.
The BBC is to begin tracking the carbon footprint of a significant proportion of its TV programming from April this year as part of a wider sustainability plan to reduce its environmental impact.