Fuel poverty charity says government must act

A fuel poverty charity has told the government how to help vulnerable households stay warm. The report from National Energy Action (NEA) comes on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and suggests a number of measures to help provide greater support to people suffering from fuel poverty. It recommends the UK Government makes funds available for fully funded first time gas […]

Ed Davey calls on charities to take crucial environmental role

Former Energy Secretary Ed Davey is challenging the charity sector to take green issues more seriously if they want to reap the financial benefit for their work. That was his message during his first speech as Chairman of the Fit for the Future Network, a partnership between the National Trust and sustainable energy charity Ashden, which […]

Power Ride 1000 film of the day

Have a look at our Power Ride where we raced around a circuit all day raising money for good causes. In the end we managed to cycle 1,446km which is as far as London to Warsaw.

ELN proves the sector cares!

We did it! Actually, we surpassed our 1,000-kilometre target as we sat on our backsides for charity today. The aim was to ride a two-kilometre circuit at the Redbridge Cycle centre and complete a staggering 500 laps to reach the goal! We had a mix of keen cyclists and amateurs from the energy industry for […]

ELN spend all day on backsides for good causes!

Today the ELN team are decamping off to Essex to spend the day with friends from the energy sector on our backsides! What’s new I hear you cry? Yes, forget Team GB, Team ELN are spending the day hoping to ride 1000km on bikes for two great causes. We are raising money for Parkinson’s UK […]

Grants improve energy efficiency for fuel poor

Poor people living in cold damp homes will now get up to £2,500 to help improve energy efficiency. The scheme called ‘Better Housing, Better Health’ has been launched by the National Energy Foundation charity, working in partnership with eleven local authorities across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and with funding from the British Gas Energy Trust. The project, […]

Surfers ‘at risk from increased pollution’

Surfers in the UK could be at risk due to an increase in pollution incidents. That’s according to Andy Cummins, Campaign Director for ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches. The charity joined hundreds of people who marched across Westminster as part of a lobby this week to urge […]

Oxfordshire charity helps locals save energy

An Oxfordshire charity is helping communities save energy by installing energy efficiency measures. The ‘Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment2’ has so far allocated more than £160,000 for measures such as double glazing, wall insulation and energy lighting. The programme called ‘Energy Reduction in Community Halls’ (ENRICH) which has been running for three years, expects to provide […]

WRAP secures charity status

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is officially registered as a charity from today. The organisation – funded by the Department for Food, Environment & Rural Affairs (Defra) – was set up to help businesses and local authorities manage waste and use resources more efficiently. WRAP hopes the move will give it access to […]

Brrrr! npower boss takes Ice Bucket challenge

It’s the charity craze that has seen Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Christiano Ronaldo both drench themselves in freezing water for a good cause. And now the boss of energy supplier npower has taken the Ice Bucket challenge too. In a Youtube video, CEO Paul Massara is seen dousing himself with a bucket of icy […]