BP invests £1.5m in energy monitoring company

Voltaware’s technology enables businesses to track the energy demand and performance of individual machinery

‘Can’t be bothered’ – 22% of Brits on energy efficiency

Four in 10 British householders believe they “cannot afford” to be energy efficient whilst 22% said they “can’t be bothered”, new research claims. The study of 2,000 people also found nine in 10 said they have heard of energy efficiency and nearly three quarters (72%) know it can help save money on their bills. When […]

UK-based clean energy investment fund raises €200m

A London-based investor group focused on investment in clean energy infrastructure projects in Europe has raised €200 million (£172.2m) towards its second fund. The fund will last for ten years, with the aim of raising as much as €450 million (£387.4m), newly founded Glennmont Partners said in a statement. The firm raises long-term capital to […]

School kids to learn about renewable energy

A new national education programme teaching kids about renewable energy is launching in the UK. Renewable energy firm Urban Wind wants to dispel some of the myths about green power and give them an opportunity to design their own alternative energy technology. Phil McVan, Managing Director of the company said: “We don’t want to just […]

Brits show increased support for renewables

An increasing number of people – 82% – in the UK support the use of renewable energy sources to provide the country’s electricity needs. According to new data complied by the Government, around three quarters said they support wave, tidal and offshore wind, 85% solar and around two thirds for onshore wind (68%) and biomass […]

Asian cities must go green or risk disaster

Asian cities must move towards green developments or risk natural disasters and environmental damages. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) made the comment in its new report, which highlighted the need for ‘green’ policies in Asian urban planning as it said a rise in pollution and economic and social inequalities are causing environmental degradation. The report […]