Europe’s battery storage market charged up by 49% in 2017

This followed a trend of steady growth since 2015 and brought the continent to a total storage capacity of 589MWh

Has the sun gone in on Tesla’s domestic solar business?

The technology firm has announced it is to downsize its SolarCity venture

SSE reports sliding profits and a drop in customer accounts

The company lost 430,000 customers last year as pre-tax profits fell by 6% to £1.45 billion

Shell investors call for more action on climate change at AGM

The company defeated a resolution backed by 5.54% of shareholders calling for it to set tougher emissions targets in line with the Paris Agreement

National Grid pre-tax profits up 4%

This is despite the cost of repairing US storm damage meaning headline profits for the year fell to £3.45 billion, a decrease of 8%

npower first-quarter pre-tax profits hit £37m

This is despite the energy giant’s domestic customer accounts dropping by 66,000 year-on-year

Energy-smart firms ‘twice as likely to be doing well in their market’

As well as these firms making more money, around 41% said they had seen significantly reduced energy costs

Water Plus unveils new gas and power services

It says customers can save up to £400 by switching to the new service

Bulk of small businesses ‘not switching to cheaper water suppliers’

This is despite many viewing themselves as cost-savvy

‘Brokers’ pricing models will be impacted by disruptive technologies’

Blockchain tools, smart data and increasingly savvy consumers are impacting the market