TELCA will finally recognise SME consultants

The SME sector has been “undervalued and overlooked” and The Energy Live Consultancy Awards (TELCA) will give a lot of good consultants the chance to be recognised in the energy industry. That’s the view of Robert Sands (pictured), Head of SME Third Party Sales at energy supplier npower, the headline sponsor of the awards, which […]

Cleantech revolution on its way

ELN covers the ‘Cleantech Innovate’ event in London, where British businesses showcased their new inventions to those in the energy sector. Reporter Priyanka Shrestha talks to industry experts and some of the inventors trying to get their products to market.

Wind energy generation beats gas

Renewable energy appears to be gaining momentum in the UK as new figures showed wind generation rose 33% last year whilst gas production fell. According to DECC’s new ‘UK Energy Statistics’ for 2012, low carbon generation accounted for 29.6% of supply, up from 26.7% in 2011. The share of wind generation grew from 4% in […]

Does your business fleet fit with electric?

Are your business fleets a good fit with electric cars? You could soon find out if your business is picked as one of 100 organisations given a free analysis of their fleets to see if and how EVs will work for them. The Energy Saving Trust (EST) which is a charitable advice group wants firms […]

Shell halts Arctic oil drilling for 2013

Royal Dutch Shell has announced it will not drill for oil in the Arctic this year to give it time to take safety measures. The decision to “pause” its exploration drilling programme for 2013 in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas follows a range of environmental and safety warnings last year. Marvin Odum, Director, Upstream Americas […]

Russia and China gas deal nears

Russia and China, two of the world’s biggest powers are planning to sign a gas supply deal, Russian state gas firm Gazprom said yesterday. The two countries have been grappling over a deal for the past six years. Gazprom and CNPC agreed to step up negotiations on supply through the eastern route and they set […]

Blog: Will our AAA credit rating loss push up UK energy prices?

Triple A. No we’re not talking about a dodgy grease-haired boy band, the lesser-known cousin of that butch WWE wrestler or those annoyingly small batteries which you never have enough of to replace the ones in your telly remote. No, triple A or AAA is the top notch credit rating which the UK has, as […]

Energy Bill uncertainty fails to attract renewables investment

The Government’s Energy Bill has not managed to meet the investor community’s high expectations as the UK is still in sixth place for country attractiveness for renewables investment. Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly global report ‘Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices’ (CAI) shows China is still in the lead and Japan moved up to seventh place […]

Only use gas for back-up power finds report

Gas plants should only be used as back up for renewable energy in future while the UK should put in place a 2030 decarbonisation target in the imminent Energy Bill. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) which suggests the energy system needs “wholesale transformation”. By comparing four […]

The Energy Live Consultancy Awards….the voting so far

It’s the Awards all the energy consultancies want to be seen in, seen at and to be winning at least one of the awards….it’s the TELCAs sponsored by npower. Energy Live News wants to help energy users get better service and more transparency from the energy industry and you have the opportunity to help. And […]