Green energy firm offers bond to raise £25m

A green energy company has launched a bond  in a bid to raise £25 million to build more green energy projects in Britain. Ecotricity’s ‘ecobond three’ will offer a return of 5.5% a year to investors and 6% to its customers. The money will help finance six new green energy projects – five wind farms […]

Smart meters ‘helping customers understand bills’

Smart meters have helped three quarters of customers understand their energy bills. That’s compared to 56% of those with traditional meters, according to a new report by Smart Energy GB, the national campaign for the smart meter rollout. Smart meters are devices which show how much energy a household is using and exact costs. It […]

Private power lights up Scotland

The number of Scottish companies, communities and farms generating their own electricity has risen by more than 50% in the last year. New figures show £80.8m was invested in 775 green technologies – up from just 509 in 2013. They included wind (497), hydro (173), solar (32) and anaerobic digestion (43). The projects generated £271 million […]

E.ON invests in ‘Smart home’ research

E.ON is awarding cash for ‘smart’ innovation research to help create better products. The energy firm awarded €1 million (£832,000) in total to three international teams from Great Britain, Spain, Italy and Germany who will be working on three “Smart Home” projects. The research by E.ON will study the usage of ‘smart’ products and their […]