Scotland pledges £2m funding toward heating and insulation

The Scottish Government has agreed to a further £2 million of funding for the Universal Home Insulation Scheme and the boiler scrappage programme after a meeting led by Consumer Focus Scotland demanded help for the most vulnerable. The ‘Making the Links’ seminar brought together local authorities, health boards and consumer groups to identify vulnerable customer. […]

New energy from waste company has high hopes

A group of high street businesses and investors have joined forces in a bid to become a leading force in the UK’s energy waste sector through new company Tamar Energy Limited. The investor group is led by RIT Capital plc and Fajr Capital and includes the Duchy of Cornwall, Lord Rothschild’s Family Interests and other […]

Energy Corner – Haydn Young of Gaia Active

An interview with Haydn Young discussing how he approaches energy management. Get top tips and understand what you should and should not be doing.           This audio file is downloadable from here        

Firefighters will stay at Tilbury power station for next couple of days

Around 30-35 firefighters are still working on the damaged npower biomass plant at Tilbury and expect to remain in place over the next few days. A fire broke out in two fuel hoppers at the power station on Monday morning. The two fuel storage areas affected, units 9 and 10, are still being emptied of […]

Oldbury closes- World’s oldest operating nuclear plant shuts down

The world’s oldest operating nuclear plant shut today. The Oldbury twin reactor plant, near Bristol, was shut in conjunction with the regulator, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, after a review concluded that continued operation would no longer be economically viable. The plant was one of 11 nuclear power stations in the UK that were based […]

Dozen new nature areas protect wildlife

A dozen new Nature Improvement Areas created by the Government aren’t enough to protect “treasured wildlife”, according to campaigners. This week Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman revealed the new nature zones will cover hundreds of thousands of hectares across England. Each site will get a share of £7.5 million to create wildlife havens such as heathland […]

eBay bids for cost-cutting efficiency

eBay has made a bid to boost its green credentials by opening an energy efficient data centre in Arizona. Called ‘Project Mercury’, the new building is now using power more efficiently despite temperatures in the desert hitting 46C. The Green Grid, which put in the technology, looked at eBay’s servers and how its data centres […]

Stalling oil and gas growth is being ‘masked’

The UK’s offshore oil and gas sector is “fighting hard to stand still” when it should be thriving, claims a leading trade body. Oil & Gas UK which represents more than 200 offshore firms yesterday warned the sector’s shrinking growth is being “masked” by the short-term success of a few large projects. The warning comes […]

Market Report: UK gas levels are low

Volatility remained in the wholesale market last week as geopolitical events kept oil moving from strength to strength. These were the words of npower Optimization Desk Manager, Magali Hodgson who said bullishness was seen across all fuel contracts. Magali Hodgson told ELN: “Tensions over Iran issues became heightened together with increasing violence in Syria and […]

Unite and RenewableUK form power couple

Trade body RenewableUK could increase its political muscle after officially teaming up with the UK’s largest trade union Unite which represents 1.5 million workers. The two bodies announced today they have signed an accord to support each other in campaigning for benefits for UK businesses and their workers in the renewable industry. They say it […]