Water supplier to help low income homes cut bills by up to 80%

Low income households in Cambridge could see their water bills reduced by up to 80%. That’s due to a new scheme launched by Cambridge Water which aims to make bills more affordable for those who are struggling. It will be available for customers with an annual income of less than £16,105 per year, excluding income […]

UK cities shortlisted to share £20m green taxi fund

The UK has announced a shortlist of eight cities that are in line to share a £20 million fund to increase the number of plug-in taxis. They will each receive a government-backed study into providing more environmentally-friendly travel opportunities in their areas. The research will look into how local authorities could use the money to […]

UK solar-powered car set to race down under

A solar-powered racing car has been built to take part in an endurance event across the Australian outback. A 60-strong student organisation, the Cambride University Eco-Racing Team (CUER), built the vehicle. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2015, which runs from 18th-25th October, aims to show the potential of electric vehicles. A car, which entered the […]

Cambridge hospital to cut energy use­

A top NHS hospital in Cambridge is planning to virtually power itself when it opens a new energy generation centre in 2015. The centre will provide heating, hot water and electricity for the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, cutting the energy and gas it takes from the grid in half. The plans are meant to make it more […]

Luxury CHP: Waldorf Astoria and Hilton hotels pick clean energy

Luxury hotel the Waldorf Astoria in London (pictured) and the Hilton Liverpool are two of four hotels in the UK which will be installing combined heat and power systems. American utility EuroSite Power says the various CHP systems it will install could produce roughly 4.8 MW of energy a year and could cut the emissions of the […]