Aviva launches specialised renewable energy insurance

It covers the insurance needs of companies that have operations in their home and overseas markets that include technologies such as onshore wind farms, solar power and battery storage

Majority of young Brits ‘would consider electric car if price is right’

Some of the concerns cited were the range of EVs, finding somewhere to charge and the time it would take to recharge

Aviva banks on solar with £5m portfolio

Aviva Investors has bought residential and school rooftop solar assets for £5 million. Investment manager Downing sold the Avon Solar Energy and Westcountry Solar Solutions portfolios, which include 221 installations across southern England and Wales. They were developed by Britannia Solar and Ethical Power. Downing had invested in the assets between 2011 and 2013 after […]

Aviva first insurance firm to join UN climate campaign

Aviva has become the first insurance company to join a UN campaign aimed at tackling climate change. Climate Neutral Now is a global community of organisations that have committed to becoming climate neutral by the second half of the 21st century. Launched in September 2015, the initiative urges businesses and governments to cut their greenhouse […]

Aviva banks on Utilidex’s software to save energy

A new platform used by Aviva employees is expected to help the company generate carbon and energy savings. Utilidex’s cloud based solution is live at the insurance company’s sites across the UK and brings together different energy information to a single hub in real time. Karyn Peacocke, Director of Corporate Partnership at Utilidex told ELN the platform […]

Aviva goes green to reduce energy costs

Solar rooftop systems are to power three of Aviva Insurance’s sites in the UK. They will help the company save energy and carbon emissions as well as cut costs. The solar panels, which will generate 445,000kWh of electricity per year, are located at Aviva’s offices in Perth in Scotland and Norwich and Bristol in England. Solarcentury […]

£15.4m efficiency project to heal NHS’ energy spend

The NHS has secured funding worth £15.4 million for an energy efficiency project. It includes the construction of an energy centre at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, which will provide 90% of the power and 100% of the heat for the facility. LED lighting and insulation will also be installed at Perth Royal […]

Only half of FTSE 100 firms disclose their carbon footprint

Only 52 of the FTSE 100 companies disclose their carbon footprint in their annual report according to a league table published yesterday. Supermarket Marks and Spencer topped the latest carbon ranking of FTSE firms by Carbon Clear for the second year running. But the results suggest not all of the country’s 100 largest, most actively […]

UK bosses walk sustainability talk

Top British bosses have talked up their sustainability credentials and the need for secure energy management in business. In a survey for the Carbon Trust, top business leaders have voiced their support for government measures and their concern that some companies are not acting on them. Ian Cheshire, group chief executive of Kingfisher, said: “Rising […]