UK-based manufacturers could improve their output by as much as £2.56 billion by 2025 – and boost the UK’s international competitiveness – by investing more in energy efficiency technologies, Barclays has claimed.
A new survey of senior IT professionals across both SMEs and larger enterprises has found a major disparity in attitudes towards sustainability, with just a third of SMEs viewing environmental issues as important compared to 74% of large enterprises.
Centrica is to launch a £19 million pilot project which will assess the development of a virtual energy marketplace with renewables and storage at its heart.
Birmingham and Luton airports have received new electric vehicle (EV) charging points as a result of a new partnership between Airparks and UK manufacturer POD Point.
Walkers Crisps has successfully reduced the water and carbon emissions used in the growing of its potatoes by 50% since 2011 after implementing a series of measuring techniques to identify where savings could be made.
A coalition of organisations across the energy sector is calling on the government to take action after an energy audit found that the efficiency of UK electricity supply has remained broadly unchanged since 2010.
Almost a quarter of UK universities are expected to miss the higher education (HE) sector’s carbon reduction targets for 2020 according to People and Planet, which has blamed the removal of government and funding council support for ‘dwindling’ performance.
Every organisation is concerned with the efficient usage of energy and in turn, the direct benefits that efficiency optimisation can deliver. In order to realise the cost savings associated with more efficient energy usage, the measurement of electrical power has become an increasingly critical element of any energy performance improvement project.
Hampshire County Council has saved almost £3 million from a series of energy efficiency initiatives, cutting its carbon emissions by more than a third in the process.
UK energy supplier GB Energy Supply has ceased trading, blaming “swift and significant” increases in energy prices over recent months.
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- Major UK brands support solar over proposed business rate hike
- Nissan and Eaton offer second life batteries to UK households
- Oxford PV signs development agreement with ‘major’ solar cell manufacturer
- Ecotricity raises over £12 million from latest ecobond
Bentley Motors has been given the green light to construct a 3MW solar carport at its manufacturing facility in Cheshire, which would become the UK’s largest when finished.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has handed businesses seeking to adopt electric vehicles a new tax break as part of today’s Autumn Statement with a 100% first-year allowance (FYA) for expenditure on electric charge points.
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The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is seeking views on how to drastically change the consumption of heat and energy in non-domestic properties after uncovering potential savings of £1.3 billion a year from private sector initiatives.
Low carbon transport body Cenex has launched a technology demonstration trial of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems in three major European cities.
The average business investment in energy efficiency projects has increased more than five-fold since the first three months of the year, a surge which could be attributable to Brexit and fears over increasing equipment costs.
A new survey has uncovered significant potential for small businesses to adopt increased energy efficiency measures after just one in ten UK SME business owners were found to believe they have decreased energy consumption over the last year.