EVs ‘too expensive to tackle air pollution alone’

Electric vehicles (EVs) are too expensive to improve air quality alone in the short term. That’s according to a new report which suggests four other technologies should be deployed alongside EVs to tackle air pollution. It recommends replacing old diesel cars with the latest models when tougher emissions standards come into force in 2018 and retrofitting 10,000 […]

“We’re stunned” – two-time TELCA winner on Customer Service gong

Proud bosses at energy consultancy EIC were utterly “stunned” to win a TELCA for the second time. They were awarded the I&C Best Customer Service Award sponsored by GDF SUEZ UK at the exciting TELCA ceremony on Thursday. The expert judging panel was looking for clarity around how strategy, processes and people were focused on […]

Where’s the green strategy George?

Renewable energy backers and environmental businesses were scratching their heads today at the lack of green strategy in George Osborne’s 2014 Budget. The Chancellor devoted much of his speech to the Commons to a “Made in Britain” theme but little to environmental issues. Two issues came in for stick, the carbon price floor and the […]

Fears red tape purge could “scale back environmental ambition”

The Prime Minister’s target of scrapping or amending more than 3,000 environmental regulations has led to fears the Government may end up “scaling back” its environmental ambition. The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) which represents hundreds of firms in the environmental technologies and services sector warned a billion-pound market was at risk. Matthew Farrow, the EIC’s […]

Mill and bakery slices fifth off energy budget with risk management

A large mill and bakery has sliced a fifth off its energy budget with a risk management strategy. Energy broker EIC said its client began a two year electricity supply contract starting in October 2013 and is getting 23% savings against its budget. Amy Chambers, Marketing Executive at EIC said: “Through our active Risk Management […]

EIC "delighted" to sponsor Energy Live 2013

Energy consultancy EIC is “delighted” to be one of the supporting sponsors of the EL2013 conference taking place next month. The second annual conference organised by ELN, Energy Live 2013 will look at ‘Using Less and Building More’ in the sector, boasting an excellent line-up of speakers including Energy Secretary Ed Davey. EIC won awards […]

Energy consultancy Utilitywise is hiring

Energy and water consultancy Utilitywise is now hiring for 150 new jobs at its South Shields HQ. The North East England-based firm has vacancies for energy consultants and team managers, as well as roles for French and German speakers to work with its continental clients. Claire Waterson, Director of People & HR at Utilitywise said: […]

Energy consultancies celebrate TELCA award win

The champagne was out for energy consultancies last night (27 June) as the first ever Energy Live Consultancy Awards, dubbed the TELCAs, kicked off in high style at the prestigious London Film Museum at County Hall. Editor of Energy Live News Sumit Bose hosted a glitzy Hollywood-themed ceremony where winners were unveiled, before the 400-odd […]

Energy consultancy Utilitywise buys EIC for £15.5m

Energy consultancy Utilitywise has snapped up smaller advisory firm Energy Information Centre for £15.5million. The South Tyneside procurement and management firm said it bought EIC to boost the range of products and services it offers clients of “all sizes and energy needs”. The large energy consultancy is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market […]

Got a new idea for the gas and electricity market?

Are you an innovator and do you have a new idea for the electricity and gas market? If so, you could be in the chance to win a share of £36 million this year to fund it. The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) announced the funding to help UK gas and electricity networks looking for new […]