Big Six must shift to local green power, smarter services, say former industry chiefs

The Big Six energy companies must shift from centralised fossil fuel generation to smarter energy services and local renewable power. That’s the warning from a group of six former utility CEOs and ex-energy ministers, who believe the biggest energy companies must change the way they do business if they are to thrive in the long […]

Co-op reaches £700m investment in green projects

The Co-operative Group has announced it has so far lent £700 million to renewable energy projects in the last year, making it well ahead of schedule for its pledge to dish out £1 billion toward green energy by 2013. As part of a plan to become the most socially responsible business in the UK, the […]

Poll shows 80% of farmers want solar panels

A survey has revealed that 80% of farmers want to have solar panels on their roofs by 2013. The research by PV company Solarcentury and sustainability organisation Forum for the Future revealed that demand for renewable technologies has increased on the back of the introduction of Feed-in-Tariffs. Indeed, the survey found that 88% of farmers […]