Plans unveiled for district heating network in Liverpool

It will provide hot water and heating to existing buildings and new developments

Liverpool aims to be climate positive by 2020 using blockchain tech

The council has signed an agreement with Poseidon to trial its platform over the next 12 months to offset its carbon impact

Liverpool council’s energy saving deal with E.ON

Liverpool City Council is launching a £1.5m warmer homes scheme alongside Big Six supplier E.ON. The deal will offer all private landlord tenants and homeowners, up to £775 worth of free or subsidised insulation and boiler discounts, for those who are eligible. They don’t have to be an E.ON customer. Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson said: […]

New plans to introduce hydrogen in North West gas grid

New proposals to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in North West England has been unveiled. Cadent, formerly National Grid Gas Distribution, said that is part of its plans to transform the energy system and help decarbonise heat. Its study explains how hydrogen could be used in place of natural gas to power industry in […]

Talking Horses: Grand National 2017

  A Grand National racehorse could release enough energy to power almost 2,500 televisions. That’s equivalent to around 22.7kWh of power, according to research by British Gas Business. The Grand National this weekend, in Aintree, Liverpool, will see more than 40 horses compete. Watch the short film to find out some interesting energy facts about […]

Energy broker Inenco Direct to cut jobs

Energy broker Inenco Direct has announced it will be downsizing. It said there will potentially be job cuts at its offices in Liverpool and Lytham. The energy broker will confirm the number of jobs “once potentially impacted colleagues have had the opportunity to fully consider all their potential options”. A spokesperson told ELN: “Inenco is […]

Liverpool City Council to create local energy firm

Liverpool will launch an energy company to help cut fuel poverty in the city. The city council will sell gas and electricity at a lower rate than other suppliers through its new local firm named Liverpool LEECCY. Nottingham City Council’s company Robin Hood has been selected as licensed energy supplier to provide low cost power. One […]

Barry Gardiner pledges to ban fracking

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary Barry Gardiner has promised to ban fracking if the Labour Party wins the next general election. During his speech at the Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool, Mr Gardiner said fracking “locks the country into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels” instead of clean energy. His comment follows Jeremy […]

CHP plants to save NHS £1.2m a year on energy

Three NHS sites in Liverpool are to be powered by gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. That will deliver “guaranteed” financial savings of more than £1.2 million per year in total, according to developer ENGIE. Around 5,000 tonnes of carbon emissions are also estimated to be reduced annually – an average carbon saving of 29%. The French […]

Liverpool to build £100m biomass facility

A new biomass terminal is to be built at the Port of Liverpool. The £100 million facility will handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year to supply Drax power station in Yorkshire. The pellets, which will be shipped from North America, are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry. […]