National Grid buys renewables developer in $100m deal

The acquisition of Geronimo Energy was made through the grid operator’s non-regulated unit, National Grid Ventures

UK pledges £250m to tackle climate change in Africa

It is the Department for International Development’s largest single direct climate investment in the continent

Energy efficiency: New quality scheme to protect low income homes

Only trusted tradesmen will be able to carry out home energy improvements for families supported through the Energy Company Obligation initiative

All Bar One owner to plug in 200 rapid EV chargers

Mitchells & Butlers has teamed up with BP Chargemaster to roll out the 50kW chargers

EU gives green light for oil and gas joint venture

It will be active in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas projects only in the US

National Grid ESO joins Powering Past Coal Alliance

Members of the Alliance commit to taking actions such as setting targets to phase out coal and committing to no further investments in coal power

All new rapid EV charging points must offer card payments by 2020

The government also expects industry to develop a roaming solution that allows drivers to use any public charge point through a single payment method

Pioneering Local Energy Market trial in Cornwall

ELN’s Priyanka Shrestha visited Cornwall to find out more about the pioneering trial and what it means for the low carbon transition

Works begins to remove plastic from Cumbrian river

The 2.5km of plastic was installed around 25 years ago in the River Keekle near Whitehaven to protect it from contamination from mineworks

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Energy efficiency report: Industry responds

MPs are calling on the government to revive its “failing” policy to help meet climate change targets and reduce energy bills while tackling fuel poverty