Our first Xmas

Well 2010 has been a significant year whichever way you look at it, two terrible winters, the first coalition Government for 70 years, the rescue of 33 Chilean miners, Spain winning their first world cup, England losing the 2018 bid, Europe wins the Ryder cup, Anne Widdecombe leading us all a merry dance, oh and […]

End of Year Review

As the year draws to a close, ELN spoke to some of the industry’s leading voices, to see just what they thought of 2010. Alan Aldridge – ESTA Highlight of 2010: The A & T Conference- It was a springboard to get involved with smart metering. Low point of 2010: The change of the CRC […]

Geothermal projects get £1.1m funding

The government’s Deep Geothermal Challenge Fund has issued £1.1m to three geothermal projects. In the second round of cash allocations, the money has been divided between Keele University, Cofily District Energy, and a joint venture between Newcastle and Durham universities. Deep geothermal energy uses the natural heat found miles underground to produce electricity and heat […]

Alstom clinches £276m French nuclear deal

Alstom has won a £287m deal to overhaul and maintain part of EDF’s nuclear power stations in France. The French company has designed and manufactured many of the components installed in the country’s nuclear plants, which are all owned and run by EDF. The contract is part of EDF’s strategy to renovate its nuclear fleet. […]

University in hydrogen fuel breakthrough

Low-cost clean hydrogen fuel could be a step closer thanks to a discovery by university scientists. Researchers at Edinburgh University have uncovered key details about chemical catalysts that use light to break apart water molecules, splitting them into hydrogen – for use as fuel – and oxygen. The findings will help researchers design efficient photocatalysts […]

Small business bosses don’t read energy small print

Research shows that more than half of small business bosses don’t read the small print of their utilities contracts. The survey by E.ON found that small business owners were least likely to read the terms and conditions provided by their water supplier (just 2%), followed by energy supplier (24%), broadband supplier (26%) and most likely […]

Mega What?

Mike Major Chief Executive Officer of the EIC

US gives £838m loan to wind farm

The US government has approved a $1.3bn (£838m) loan to what will become the world’s largest wind farm. US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that a partial loan guarantee has been finalised to finance the Caithness Shepherds Flat project, an 845-megawatt facility in eastern Oregon. “Renewable energy investments like these are creating jobs while helping […]

Dong sells stake in Walney wind farm

Two major financial investors have bought a stake in an offshore wind farm being built in the Irish Sea. Danish energy giant Dong has agreed to sell a 24.8% stake in the Walney offshore wind farm to the consortium for around £16m. Dong will still own half of the project, with Scottish & Southern Energy […]

Carlsberg cuts energy use by 10%

Probably the best energy monitoring system in the world….? Well, probably not, but a system picked Carlsburg is certainly getting the beer giant to say ‘Cheers!’ Carlsberg UK is using the new energy monitoring system to make its brewing process more efficient. The brewery was looking for a system that could import and calculate weekly […]