Earlier this month, the UK energy market welcomed a new kind of supplier to its ranks. Digital platform Pure Planet garnered interest after stating its unique offering of a renewable energy supply delivered ‘at cost’ to homeowners, in the latest approach taken to undercut the declining dominance of the Big Six.
Unilever has confirmed that it has powered all of its UK manufacturing sites entirely by renewables since April after clinching a wind farm deal with Dutch utility Eneco for 15 of its locations.
For over 40 years the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been at the forefront of climate change research. As might be expected from a university with a top-rated School of Environmental Science, UEA is committed to addressing sustainability on its own estate and has done this using low-energy building design, good energy management, incorporating renewable energy sources, and raising awareness.
Coca-Cola European Partners is now powering its largest bottling factory in Europe through a combination of a solar power purchase agreement (PPA), on-site generation and a renewables tariff.
The LEGO Group has reached its goal of 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations three years ahead of schedule after supporting 160MW of clean energy projects since 2012.
Tesco has pledged to source all of its global electricity requirements from renewables by 2030 on its path to becoming a zero carbon company by 2050, in an effort to meet the climate change targets set at COP21.
Recommendations for a framework for companies to voluntarily disclose climate-related financial risks in public financial filings have been criticised in a report which claims such measures are not suited to climate risk and could distort markets.
French utility Engie has announced its entry into the UK home energy market with plans to launch a tracker tariff in the summer, less than a week after Octopus Energy unveiled a similar offer.
The management team behind Manchester City Football Club’s campus will focus on new energy solutions over the remaining development of the 600 acre Etihad campus according to the club’s director of estate development.
The Labour Party’s leaked election manifesto pledges a complete overhaul of the UK energy market, centred around ambitious renewables targets and nationalisation.
Whitbread, the hospitality company behind UK brands such as Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has achieved its aim of deriving 100% of its electricity demand from renewable sources.
Octopus Energy has launched what it calls the UK’s first ‘transparent’ tariff which provides customers with a daily update of wholesale gas and electricity prices, adjusting the price they pay accordingly.
A new digital energy company is seeking to undercut traditional ‘Big 6’ companies with a renewable supply offer delivered “at cost” offering both carbon and financial savings to customers.
Sustainability professionals within the energy sector are resoundingly in favour of continued use of environmental laws set at a European level, according to a new survey by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).
Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses are significantly concerned by energy utilities’ approach to data security and would switch if they fell victim to a cyber attack, PricewaterhouseCoopers research has found.
The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has thrown its support behind plans to expand the capital’s Energy for Londoners (EfL) scheme into a fully licensed, domestic electricity supplier.