Green utility Good Energy has confirmed that it is currently exploring the possibility of a wider roll-out of the Piclo energy trading service it trialled with Open Utility.
The newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) could see energy policy relegated to a ‘steady as she goes’ approach while other policy areas take precedence, according to a government MP on the energy and climate change (ECC) select committee.
A coalition of major multinational businesses have written to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to demand more ambitious energy efficiency targets for 2030.
The Federation of Master Builders has warned that energy efficiency retrofits are falling down the government’s list of priorities following the “alarming” decision to scrap the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The UK’s energy policy will now be a decided by a new industry led department headed up by former communities minister Greg Clark, who has been appoint secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy.
Upcoming plans from the government to simplify the energy tax and reporting framework have been met with support by the majority of respondents to a new survey, despite a considerable proportion being unaware of the consultation process which is already underway.
The scheduled rise in business rates on companies owning solar installations on their properties has been raised in the House of Commons, with shadow energy minister Barry Gardiner accusing the government of “sleeping on the job”.
German energy storage firm sonnen has set its sights on C&I customers with the launch of a new battery storage product geared entirely at commercial and industrial installations.
Irish cleantech company Airsynergy has announced the launch of a suite of renewable energy and cost cutting products for the UK market, including small scale wind turbines with substantial generation capabilities.
House builder Willmott Dixon has outlined its efforts to reach ambitious carbon reduction targets for 2020, including renewed efforts to lower supply chain emissions and paying bonuses to employees if they switch to low emission cars.
Tesla chief executive and renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter at the weekend to tease what he’s labelled as ‘Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2’.
Three NHS trusts in Liverpool are to benefit from the first Investor Ready Energy Efficiency-certified funds, and save nearly £2 million each year.
Ecotricity has backtracked on its initial plans to ask customers to pay £5 for 20 minute charging blocks for electric vehicles and will now offer 30 minute windows for £6 instead.
Ecotricity is to begin charging electric vehicle owners for use of its Electric Highway, the rapid charging network that has been free for the last five years.
Last week’s Business & Energy Summit in London presented a rare opportunity to gather global business leaders and national government representatives in one place to discuss climate change post-COP21. Clean Energy News attended both days of the event to you the main talking points from across the summit.
In his latest blog for Clean Energy News, independent consultant and local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses the recent announcement by Portsmouth City Council to roll out solar over the next four years using a series of PPA funded deals, and calls on other local authorities to follow suit.