West Yorkshire switches on first EV charger of £3.2m network

A total of 88 new rapid chargers will be installed and will be free to use until the end of October 2021

Bradford waste firm ordered to pay 27k

A Bradford waste firm has been ordered to pay £27,420 after repeatedly breaking environmental laws. Sam House LTD was prosecuted on 2nd August because it repeatedly stored too much waste at its Keighley waste transfer station and ran an illegal dumping site on Rosse Street. Director Mohammed Rashid was first investigated in April 2013 after storing overflowing […]

Bradford could get 2000 smart jobs

Bradford could soon be producing 2000 smart engineers. The UK’s first bespoke dual fuel smart meter training centre in Bradford, has teamed up with a recuriter to get up to 2000 engineers ready to help smart roll out. Utilities Academy based in Bradford, has courses sanctioned by the National Academy for Skills and Gas Safe, […]

Shopkeeper’s suicide after visit from energy debt collectors

A Bradford shopkeeper hanged himself moments after a visit from three debt collectors from British Gas. Anthony Waters, 48, had his power cut off when he was unable to pay in full a £5,000 energy bill. According to the Mirro, the distressed man warned the British Gas workmen: “I will hang myself.” Although he offered […]

Yorkshire cooking oil to power homes

Waste fat and oil from households is powering Yorkshire homes in a new trial run by Yorkshire Water. Eighty-five homes Bradford are adding to tubs, known as ‘Fat Vats’ which can hold 1,000 litres. Once these are filled they’re taken to an energy centre and burned for electricity. Waste oil in just one Fat Vat […]

Confessions of an Energy Manager

Ian Buckle, Environment Manager, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS

Newcastle is UK’s most sustainable city

Newcastle has been voted the UK’s most sustainable city for the second year in a row, while Hull has come bottom. The north east capital comes out top of an annual survey by Forum for the Future, which ranks cities on their environmental performance, measures they have taken for a low-carbon future, and quality of […]

ENER-G Switch2 in Yorkshire boost

ENER-G Switch2, supplier of bespoke metering and billing technologies and services for multi-tenancy buildings, has marked its 30th anniversary in Yorkshire by expanding into new premises. The company, which says it is on track to hit a turnover of £11m this year, will also create 20 new jobs. ENER-G Switch2 has moved within the Bradford […]