Students on course for energy cash

Undergraduates wanting to progress in the energy and environment industry can now benefit from 28 new grants. The ScottishPower Foundation has announced the latest wave of its Masters Scholarship programme for the 2017/18 academic year – it plans to invest around £700,000. Places are open to degree holders and graduates from a range of disciplines. The programme will primarily cater to […]

‘Record’ number of drivers switch to plug-in cars

Britain has seen a “record” number of people switch to environmentally-friendly cars, according to the Government. More than 17,000 grant-funded electric vehicles and other plug-in cars are now on UK roads, with more than 5,000 grants provided between July and September 2014. The Plug-in Grant reduces the price of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by up […]

UK offers £9m for domestic EV charge points

A £9 million pot is being made available for plug-in car drivers to recharge their vehicles at home. The scheme will provide up to 75% of the total cost of the charging point as well as installation – up to a maximum of £900. It is available to any ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) owner and […]

Grants for saving H2O for schools and churches

New grants are available for water savers in the South West, the supplier Wessex Water announced. The grants, which will be up to £2,000, could go towards projects to install water saving devices for kitchens and toilets in schools, churches or other community buildings or rain water harvesting at community buildings, allotments or other centres. […]

EON hands out charity grants worth over £236,000

E.ON donated more than £236,000 to charities and not-for-profit organisations from the company’s Employee Community Fund last year. Schools, charities and hospices are among those which have received grants. E.ON Community Relations Manager Suzanne Doxey said: “The passion and enthusiasm that our employees have shown is incredible and we’re delighted to have been able to […]

Huhne unveils £10m offshore grants

Chris Huhne yesterday unveiled the first round of grants since the Budget for developing next-generation offshore wind technology, including £2m for Hartlepool’s JDR Cable Systems. The energy secretary revealed the £10m package of grants at the launch of the International Energy Agency’s Energy Technology Perspective report. Five million pounds worth of cash will go to […]