Coventry incentivises black cab drivers to switch to electric taxis

The city council has launched the ‘Go Electric Taxi’ scheme, which is funded by the Office of Low Emission Vehicles

Irish utility buys 7MWh battery storage site

The Mill Farm site in Lincolnshire, made up of six battery storage containers, was sold by Anesco

New £710m gas-fired plant opened in UK

A new 880MW gas-fired power station has officially been opened in Greater Manchester. The £710 million development at Carrington has the capacity to provide power to more than one million homes and businesses. It has also created 40 permanent jobs on site. Operator Carrington Power, a subsidiary of ESB, claims it is one of the […]

Energy firms in £600m UK onshore wind deal

Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Coriolis Energy have joined forces to develop £600 million worth of onshore wind farms in the UK. They plan to build nine projects with a total capacity of up to 400MW – enough to power 225,000 homes. The first wind farm is expected to be operational by 2019. The […]

Irish utility announces financing for new Manchester gas plant

Ireland’s utility ESB has secured financing for a new gas power station on the outskirts of Manchester. Carrington Power Limited, owned by ESB said today a syndicate of international banks will fund the combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant, including RBS, Lloyds, Santander, BBVA and Société Générale. At 880MW, the new plant will generate enough […]

ESB looks to buy Northern Ireland Electricity

The Irish Republic’s main electricity company ESB is in talks to buy Northern Ireland Electricity. The proposed takeover was announced to the Dublin and London stock exchanges. NIE is the transmission and distribution business of Viridian, Northern Ireland’s main power company. It is ultimately owned by Arcapita, a Bahrain-based bank, which bought Viridian for more […]