Ireland ‘not on course to meet 2020 emissions and renewable energy goals’

The International Energy Agency says the country’s overall energy system ‘remains heavily reliant on fossil fuels’

Oxfordshire to trial £40m smart local energy grid project

It will explore the growth in local renewables, EVs, battery storage and demand side response and how a flexible system could help reduce costs for consumers

Cheshire smart grid research secures £200k grant

A proposal for a multi-vector energy system that is capable of being scaled up to other regions of the UK will be developed

Government and Ofgem launch energy codes review

Many rules and practices governing the electricity and gas wholesale and retail markets were designed several decades ago

UK energy sector ‘has a lot to shout about’

Ian Funnell, CEO of ABB UK believes the UK is in a ‘very, very good space’ compared to a lot of its global competitors when it comes to the clean growth agenda

Energy UK launches project to identify future energy challenges

The ‘Future of Energy’ aims to look ahead to 2028 to see how consumer expectations can be met

Corbyn: Public ownership of energy system will tackle ‘climate catastrophe’

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn believes returning Britain’s energy system to public ownership is the best way of going green and averting the “climate catastrophe”. He made the statement during a speech on Saturday at the Labour Party’s one day conference on alternative models of ownership in London. Mr Corbyn said: “The challenge of climate change […]

IEA: Digitalisation will transform global power system

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in the coming decades. That’s the view of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests those technologies will make the system more connected, reliable and sustainable, having a “profound and lasting impact” on both energy demand and supply. It forecasts more than one billion households […]

London’s new business district hots up and goes green

A £7.9 million energy contract has been awarded for the first phase of a new business district in London. Sustainable solutions provider Vital Energi has been appointed as Chinese developer ABP’s preferred partner to build, operate and maintain the temporary energy centre and district heating and cooling networks for its £1.7 billion development at the Royal […]

Ofgem sets out new UK energy strategy

Ofgem has set out its strategy aimed at driving innovation and supporting the transformation to a low carbon energy system. It believes the energy sector is undergoing “fundamental change” and regulatory and market arrangements will need to evolve to ensure this happens in a way that protects and advances consumers’ interests and enables them to […]