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British Gas owner Centrica to cut 700 jobs

It is part of the energy giant’s previous announcement to reduce 4,000 jobs by the end of 2020

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UK firm wins tender to keep the sun shining on Oman’s rooftop solar

PassivSystems’ management platform aims to make sure the panels are as well suited to the desert environment as possible

Energy prices and risks ‘will continue to rise’

That’s the verdict from CEO of TEAM Energy Simon Miles, who said data was a vital tool in protecting against future volatility

No-deal Brexit ‘could strand 1.8m tonnes of waste in UK’

A Lords Committee has warned that the waste industry has a number of concerns regarding leaving the EU

SSE signs deal with Origami Energy to boost flexibility

The energy giant will use the platform provider’s technology to increase its offering to customers

Recycled plastic ‘could supply three-quarters of UK demand’

The Green Alliance and Circular Economy Task Force say the government should be developing secondary material markets

New Kodak development shows flash of brilliance

An energy optimisation tool has allowed a Kodak manufacturing plant to reduce its annual energy bill by 11%. Digital scanning, imaging and photographic specialist Kodak Alaris used DONG Energy’s cloud-based Site Optimisation product to streamline operations at the factory. The tool monitors half-hourly signals from the power market and calculates the most cost-effective operating schedule […]

Britain needs ‘consistent waste system to boost recycling’

A more consistent waste management system is needed to improve Britain’s recycling rates. That’s according to a new report from the Green Alliance Circular Economy Task Force (CETF), which suggests leaving the EU will give Britain an opportunity to set up a more cohesive, fair and effective set of policies for dealing with rubbish. It suggests the […]

New mobile game ‘helping manage UK power demand’

A new mobile app helps manage domestic demand for electricity in the UK. Developed by GenGame, Open Energi and Northern Powergrid, the game is said to have already been proven to boost energy consumer engagement and free up capacity on the grid. Smart plugs are installed in players’ homes to sync with the game so […]

Demand management trial earns London organisations £150k

A commercial trial of demand side response (DSR) in London has saved its participants £150,000 according to energy demand management company KiWi Power. Hospital, hotels, water treatments plants, public sector facilities and commercial buildings all took part in the scheme which pays them to change their electricity demand. The companies participating in the £28.3m Low […]