The renewable energy industry needs to unite to pressure government to provide clarity over the future of UK policy following the Brexit vote, according to REA chief executive Nina Skorupska CBE who delivered a keynote speech on the second day of Clean Energy Live.
The minister for energy and intellectual property delivered one of her first speeches to industry at Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live 2016 on Wednesday 5 October after being appointed just a few months ago.
Energy minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe has lauded the potential for solar photovoltaics and solar thermal technologies to decarbonise the UK’s businesses in one of her first conference appearances since joining the department.
A leading energy supplier has warned that rising wholesale power prices and a highly competitive retail market could force one or more of the new independents out of business this winter.
BT has topped the list of FTSE 100 companies thanks to its sustainability strategy, after the latest Carbon Clear report deemed the telecommunications giant to have the most comprehensive approach to carbon and sustainability reporting.
Scottish Water has pledged to spend £9 million over the next three years on a number of solar projects in the single biggest investment in the technology by the utility.
The Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has reduced its emissions by 8.5% in the last three years following a drive to lower its energy consumption and the adoption of 100% renewable electricity across its property portfolio.
Hundreds of UK firms are to be awarded the UK’s first 'Energy Labels' from SmartestEnergy, specifying the source and carbon content of the clean electricity they buy in an effort to further boost the appeal of clean energy to business customers.
The Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA) has committed to reduce emissions across the industry through wider adoption of renewables, which will provide 20% of primary energy by the end of the decade.
Building materials firm Tarmac has lauded the impact of its energy efficiency and demand side response initiatives after recording a significant fall in CO2 emissions.
The first grid scale installation of the Tesla Powerpack system in Europe has been completed in the UK by Camborne Energy Storage and is already providing ancillary services to the National Grid.
Post-Brexit the world is not on fire. To learn more about the realities of the new normal, Clean Energy News publisher Solar Media convened a cross-channel group of experts overseen by the law firm Eversheds and chaired by veteran energy journalist Terry Macalister. Here, he forms his first view on the mood of the assembled investors, operators and policy experts in the forum.
Preparations are now gathering pace as the UK’s solar and clean energy industries prepare to meet at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham.
The amount of electricity Good Energy supplied to business customers surged in the first half of this year after investments in the company’s operations began to pay off.
Cenex has partnered with Clean Energy Live to showcase various vehicle-to-grid projects at this event, which is taking place between 4 – 6 October at Birmingham’s NEC.
The Treasury is to launch a consultation setting out proposals for transitional relief measures for companies affected by upcoming changes to business tax rates on solar installations.
Danish toy giant Lego has set its sights towards an ambitious renewable energy target after exceeding its energy efficiency plans for 2016.
The number of firms compliant with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme has continued to rise seven months after a revised deadline, however more than 1,000 firms remain under investigation.
Energy union GMB has slammed an interview given by new National Grid executive director Nicola Shaw in which she lauded the potential of a smart energy revolution in the UK as “fanciful nonsense”.
UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has said that commercial rooftop solar remains a crucial element of its sustainability plans and revealed that it is currently experimenting with battery storage technologies.
Business customers of Good Energy are to be offered access to the Piclo renewable energy trading platform after the green utility made a commercial agreement with Open Utility.
National Grid has elected to cancel its Demand Side Balancing Reserve (DSBR) tender for this winter after determining that “minimal volume” would be available.
There is “great appetite” within the commercial battery storage market, however far more investment certainty is needed over pricing and regulatory hurdles such as double-pricing for it to realise its potential.
The managing director of Ecotricity’s Electric Highway has revealed the company is losing hundreds of thousands of pounds a year from the charging network, claiming the business model behind charging drivers for its use is “not very good”.
Liam Stoker looks at BEIS' bulging to-do list, where a potential increase in solar business rates sits, and why it's now an urgent matter for government ministers.
Virgin Media reduced its carbon emissions year-on-year by more than 6% in 2015, and the company said it owes much of this reduction to various energy efficiency projects and a trial run of on-site generation.
Bolton Council has revealed how it is to save millions of pounds on its energy bills by launching both solar PV and LED projects in its borders.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has laid a surprise cut to Renewable Heat Incentive support for biomass CHP systems in a move which the Renewable Energy Association has decried as “abrupt” and “very negative”.
Open Energi is set to gain 8MW of demand side response (DSR) flexibility after partnering with control systems manufacturer Prefect Controls to roll out its technology to universities around the UK.
Over a third of non-domestic buildings in London have the worst energy ratings under EPC standards according to findings by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE).