Baroness Neville-Rolfe leaves BEIS

Baroness Neville-Rolfe has left her position as Minister of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The surprise governmental shuffle has seen her moved to the Treasury, to be replaced by Lord Prior of Brampton from the Department of Health. The Baroness has left the role just five months after joining the […]

Cambridge University builds £48m energy efficient department

A Cambridge University department has moved into a new £48million building which is energy efficient. Officially opened this week (pictured), the entire Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy has a new home complete with labs, offices and student lounges. It is “extremely well insulated”, according to the design firm NBBJ’s Project Lead, Rebecca Mortimore. She […]

Independent energy provider calls for tougher regulator

Following yesterday’s meeting between the Department of Energy and Climate Change and new energy providers, a new energy provider called for tougher action from Ofgem in making a better marketplace for customers Stephen Fitzpatrick, Founder and Managing Director of Ovo Energy, said: “UK families don’t want too much, just to pay a reasonable price for […]

£20m for marine tech

The UK government has pledged £20 million to go toward developing marine technologies. Expected to start next spring, the money will support two projects in testing prototypes in array formations- the final development stage in generating large scale electricity from marine power prior to commercial roll out. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Marine power […]