UK offers £28m for innovative energy projects

The government has announced it will offer £28 million to bring innovative energy projects to market. Businesses that want a share of money will have to present new solutions to provide affordable, sustainable and secure energy delivery. They will also have to work on the integration of different modes of transport. The funding is part of […]

Got an idea for low carbon vehicle technologies?

Funding worth up to £25 million is up for grabs to develop low carbon automotive technologies. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK are investing the money through the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). The APC6 competition is seeking proposals for collaborative research and development projects. Technology areas include internal combustion engines, […]

Government seeks views on seven-day energy switching

The government has launched a consultation to make it quicker for energy customers to switch suppliers. It aims to allow consumers to switch their energy supplier in a week or less from next year. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills is seeking evidence from consumers and industry on how the rules could be implemented. The […]

Government considers green funding for Tata Steel buyer

The government is willing to take a 25% stake in Tata Steel’s operations in the UK and considering providing energy efficiency and environmental support. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) said a package of support “worth hundreds of millions of pounds” will be made available to potential buyers of the crisis-hit company. It […]

BIS launches consultation on energy cost relief for steel industry

The government has launched a consultation on introducing an exemption for the steel sector and other energy intensive industries (EII) from renewable electricity costs. That is expected to help the steel industry save more than £400 million during this parliament, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), The government first announced the decision […]

UK outlines commitments to cut energy red tape

New measures to help deliver the government’s commitment to reduce a further £10 billion of red tape have been unveiled. It follows a review which examined whether legislation and its implementation can be simplified or improved to aid compliance and reduce unnecessary burdens on business. It was run jointly by the Cabinet Office, Department for […]

£75m for low carbon vehicles technology

Five new projects to develop low carbon and energy efficient technologies in the automotive industry have been granted funding worth £75 million. It will be used to design new products that are expected to change technology used in the sector, from vans to high-end sports cars. The projects are expected to create more than 800 […]

Energy efficiency tax review: What the proposed changes will mean for business

The latest government consultation on energy efficiency taxes is now open: Treasury, BIS (Department for Business Innovation & Skills) and DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) are working together to consult on and review the existing energy efficiency tax framework, which could streamline taxes and reduce the administrative burden on businesses. The government plans […]

Exclusive Webinar for Manufacturers with BIS and Inenco

Title of Webinar: “Compensations, exemptions, incentives and opportunities: are you getting what your business is entitled to?” Speakers: Arjan Geveke, Assistant Director of Energy Policy, Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Glyn Whelan, Head of Manufacturing, Inenco David Oliver & Chris Berry, Non-commodity Charge Experts, Inenco Matt Osborne, Energy Market Expert, Inenco Hosted by […]

New role for former Energy Minister Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has been announced as Minister for the Cabinet Office. He no longer holds his ministerial posts at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Conservative MP for West Suffolk will now take forward the efficiency and civil service reform role at the […]