Businesses ‘aware of climate change opportunities and risks’

Businesses in the UK are already exploring the opportunities and risks of climate change and extreme weather. That’s according to a new report from the Environment Agency which combines evidence from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) surveys of UK firms with new insights from interviews with businesses. It states 86% of the companies surveyed identified one […]

More takeovers predicted in the energy sector this year

There will be an increase of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across all energy sectors in 2016. That’s according to a survey by KPMG which revealed 71% out of 174,000 energy executives said they have plans to start two or more M&A transactions. Around 53% of them estimated deals under $250 million (£175m) and 28% are considering deals between $250 million and […]

Egypt wants bigger share of oil profits

The Egyptian Government wants to take a bigger share of any profits from oil and gas wells in its borders, according to reports. Egypt’s oil minister Osama Kamal said the country wants a bigger share of projects in all future contracts with foreign firms. The minister said his ministry has finished preparing new wording for […]

UK firms ‘saved £7.5m on fuel with smarter driving’

Firms in the UK could have saved as much as £7.5million by using ‘smarter’ driving techniques which can slash the cost of fuel by 15%. The Energy Saving Trust made the claim yesterday as it announced its Government-funded project to train business employees has now had 30,000 people through its doors. Their research suggests that […]

npower revamps its energy managing software

Supplier and energy services firm npower has revamped its energy managing software in response to market demands. Three new features have been added to improve the software  for large and medium sized businesses called ‘encompass’, which helps businesses monitor their energy use and pinpoint where to cut energy waste. First the encompass ‘Bureau’ lets people […]