Efficiency of electrifying heat ‘must be accurately assessed’

A new report suggests this is necessary to inform consumers about the real efficiency of electric heaters

Scotland announces £3.5m energy efficiency fund for landlords

Local authorities and housing associations will be able to install measures such as solar panels, improved insulation and air source heat pumps

Greener public transport for Copenhagen

The new light rail system will replace bus service and strengthen green transportation in Copenhagen

SP Energy Networks launches £15m green fund

It will work with the Scottish Government and Ofgem to support green initiatives that can help boost local economic growth

New York appoints first-ever decarbonisation advisory panel

The trustee of the $209.1 billion (£151bn) Retirement Fund will be advised on how best to mitigate investment risks stemming from climate change

Renault to launch smart power system on Spanish island

Renault is teaming up with a Spanish energy company to launch a smart electricity system on the island of Porto Santo. The vehicle and technology manufacturer and Empresa de Electricitade da Madeira (EEM) plan to use electric vehicles (EVs), second-life batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology to boost energy independence and decarbonise. The 18-month project […]

EU ‘could double renewables in energy mix by 2030’

The EU could double the volume of renewable energy in its energy mix, reaching a share of 34% by 2030. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which says this is possible with existing technologies and would require an estimated investment of around €62 billion (£54.7bn) per year. It adds raising the share […]

Suppliers ‘must rethink the way they sell heat’

Consumers could be ready to move to low carbon heat technologies if the industry changes how it presents its products and services. That’s according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which suggests the emergence of smart meters and ‘connected home’ data could allow suppliers to sell energy on the basis of […]

Vehicle-to-grid tech tested in ‘Energy House’

A new project aims to test how batteries from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to improve domestic energy systems. The partnership between Good Energy, Honda, Upside Energy and Salford University will use the university’s climate controlled ‘Energy House’, which it claims is the only full-scale building in an environmental chamber on the continent. The […]

More than half of North West ‘excelling at efficiency’

More than half of North West England are champions of energy efficiency. That’s according to Electricity North West, the region’s network operator, which conducted a survey of 1,506 people regarding their implementation of energy saving measures at home and general attitudes towards decarbonisation. More than half were labelled as ‘Energy Busting Beths’ – people the […]