Ireland launches new support scheme to help SMEs reduce their energy bills

It is offering vouchers of €2,000 to cover the cost of energy audits, which will provide tailored recommendations to cut energy bills and assess whether renewable energy technologies are a viable option for their businesses

bp and EnBW submit £10bn bid to ‘accelerate Scotland’s energy transition’

The bid is for a 2.9GW offshore wind farm, as well as the installation of EV charging infrastructure and other clean technologies

New £1m fund launched to diversify tree planting stock in England

The Tree Production Innovation Fund aims to encourage the development and adoption of new technologies and ways of working

Government pledges to tackle energy bill ‘loyalty penalty’

It has announced new proposals to trial automatically switching longstanding customers on default energy tariffs to more affordable options

Nottingham City Council seeks £140m to tackle fuel poverty

It will spend the money on installing energy efficiency retrofits, improving housing stock and adopting more affordable renewable power

Energy Assets’ AI tech gives energy managers an extra set of eyes

I spoke with George Catto, Client Services Director for AMR DNA, about what Energy Assets AMR DNA, powered by kWIQly, machine learning technology is capable of – listen to the full podcast to find out more

Trio form partnership for floating offshore wind in France

Called Océole, the joint venture will evaluate and work towards submitting bids in the upcoming floating offshore wind tenders held by the French Government

New York announces $52.5m for community solar projects in underserved areas

Up to 50,000 low to moderate income households, affordable housing providers and facilities serving disadvantaged communities are expected to be supported

Scotland announces extra £9m to tackle fuel poverty this year

The Area Based Scheme has helped deliver energy efficiency improvements to more than 100,000 homes since the programme launched in 2013, generating savings worth more than £900m on energy bills

‘The free market is crucial to tackling climate change, not green protectionism’

A new report claims free markets are essential to tackling climate change, as they enable free-flowing information and an increase in green technology and foreign investment in the UK’s low carbon economy