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 According to a spokesperson from Hackney Council, the funding from the potential energy companies involved had been withdrawn.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 […]