Centrica joins community energy blockchain trial in London

It is working with Verv to explore different billing methods to ensure customers receive clear and fair energy bills

Could Hackney’s green spaces provide London’s clean heat?

Heat pumps could potentially be used to generate low carbon warmth from under the ground

Blockchain energy trading hits Hackney estate

A peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading community could soon bring cheaper energy to social housing residents in London. Machine-learning specialist Green Running’s offshoot Verv has announced the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first such network at the Banister House estate in Hackney. Its blockchain-based solution has received a grant worth more than £100,000 […]

Super-home helps save thousands of pounds in energy bills

ELN speaks to Dave Raval, the owner of a super-home in Hackney which helps him save thousands of pounds in electricity and gas bills.

East London borough opens green energy co-operative

London’s borough of Hackney is following in the footsteps of Brixton by starting a co-operative for local residents to invest in power projects. Hackney-dwellers will be able to buy shares in solar panels built in the neighbourhood. The project will be managed by Hackney Energy, a new partnership between Hackney Council and energy charity Repower […]

Hackney home to UK’s first ‘ultra fast’ EV chargers

It was host to the 2012 Olympic Games and is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in London – and now Hackney is the UK’s first place to have “ultra-fast” electric vehicles charging points. Cars can now be charged in under 30 minutes, boosting the power by 30%-80% in what is called “breakthrough” charging technology by […]

Plans for Hackney wind turbine scrapped

Plans for a wind turbine to be built on Hackney Marshes have been abandoned. According to a spokesperson from Hackney Council, the funding from the potential energy companies involved had been withdrawn. Mayor of Hackney Jules Pipe said: “We’re disappointed that the current economic situation has resulted in the banks making it more difficult for […]