UK SMEs granted £8.8m to trial innovative smart meter tech

A total of nine competition winners across the hospitality, retail and education sectors will explore new approaches to cut energy costs

Volvo to use 25% recycled plastics in cars from 2025

It unveiled a specially built car that has had several of its plastic components replaced with recycled materials

UK mayors call for ban on diesel and petrol cars by 2030

They are urging the government to bring forward the target from 2040

INEOS loses legal challenge against Scottish Government’s fracking ‘ban’

The Court of Session agreed the government did not impose any such ban

E.ON announces 4.8% energy price rise

It will add around £55 to the annual dual fuel bill and come into effect on 16th August

EU approves Fortum’s purchase of German energy firm Uniper

Its investigation found the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area

New 57.4MW Welsh wind farm powers up

It is expected to generate enough electricity to power 38,800 average UK homes

UK energy professionals’ concerns: Brexit uncertainty and key high capital projects

They see energy efficiency as low cost with the lowest investment risk to adding value and boosting productivity

UK businesses offered £4m to design circular future for plastics

Projects can be led by a business or a research and technology organisation but must include an SME

Energy Live Future goes to Mars and beyond!

Major energy end users spending more than £2bn worth of energy were part of the event