US to become world’s largest market for grid-connected energy storage

New research suggests solar combined with battery storage as well as peaking capacity requirements are driving increased procurement

EV charging
UK’s Zouk Capital invests in Italian electric mobility firm BE Power

The latter firm owns and operates public electric vehicle charging points through its subsidiary BE Charge

Lightsource BP powers up 2.3MW subsidy-free solar farm

It will provide 30% of the annual electricity needs of NSG Group’s European Technical Centre in Lancashire

Severn Trent Water seeks new solutions to reduce energy costs

The water and wastewater company currently uses around 900GWh of electricity per year – which comes at a cost of £100m

Energy Minister Claire Perry takes leave of absence

Some of her responsibilities are temporarily being taken over by Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore

New compliance scheme aims to raise standards in DSR market

Flex Assure seeks to ensure greater transparency and give businesses confidence in the services being offered to them

Fortnite
Could Fortnite be the reason behind a collective £85.8m bill?

New research suggests the energy impact of children playing video games adds up to a staggering amount across the UK each year

Gravity storage
Concrete giant CEMEX invests in gravity storage tech

CEMEX’s venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed sum in Energy Vault, which uses concrete block towers to store renewable power

Climate change: Government offers £10m to plant 130,000 trees

Trees store carbon and can help make towns and cities more resilient

Consumers switching electricity suppliers soars to new heights

The highest number of switches were recorded last month