The global energy transition will not “play by the rules” and will be driven largely by disruptive consumers as they flock towards decentralised generation.
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.
Liam Stoker wonders why, after manifesto week, just the one political party in the UK has discussed the Internal Energy Market and the UK's membership of it post-Brexit.
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.
Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to financially support cutting-edge grid and storage technologies as part of a comprehensive clean energy plan in its manifesto.
There are now just two weeks left to nominate your projects for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Proposals from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to remove priority dispatch for existing renewables generators across Europe are irresponsible and potentially damaging to investor confidence, the head of Europe’s solar trade association has said.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
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.
Cumbria’s Westlakes Science & Technology Park has launched a tender to develop a smart microgrid at the site which would see it become independent from the national grid.
The Green Party has pledged to create an “energy system fit for the 21st century” in its energy and the environment manifesto.
The Labour Party’s leaked election manifesto pledges a complete overhaul of the UK energy market, centred around ambitious renewables targets and nationalisation.
A number of demonstrator projects of smart grid and storage technologies have been awarded funding under Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
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.
European energy major Eneco has acquired a minority stake in Germany’s Next Kraftwerke, which operates one of Europe’s largest virtual power plants.