Centrica has launched a new venture – ‘Centrica Innovations’ – which is to invest £100 million in developing new energy technologies.
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.
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.
The government’s Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot has reported positive interim results mid-way through its initial run.
Energy supplier OVO has opened its chequebook to make its maiden acquisition, paying an undisclosed amount for smart grid developer VCharge.
Sales of ‘alternative fuel’ vehicles (AFVs) have got off to a flying start in 2017 and set a new record for percentage share of the market, The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders has said.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has demanded that the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) commits to greater transparency over energy bills and an annual report detailing green levy costs.
London’s deputy mayor for the environment Shirley Rodrigues has said that the mayor’s flagship energy scheme ‘Energy for Londoners’ is to go live by April.
Lord’s cricket ground – otherwise known as England’s Home of Cricket – has become the first cricket ground in the country to run on 100% renewable energy.
Provisional contracts worth a combined capacity of over 209MW have been awarded to demand side response (DSR) technologies in the latest capacity market auction.