Big Solar Co-op launches its first share offer for rooftop solar arrays

Created by community renewables firm Sharenergy, it aims to raise £1.2m for three solar installations in the Midlands, with 450kW of total capacity

New price cap will push five million households into fuel stress

Poor households in the North and Midlands are forecast to be hit hardest by rising energy bills

New report reveals UK streets where nearly everyone lives in fuel poverty

Areas in Birmingham, Dudley, Stoke and Sandwell could see fuel poverty levels soar to more than 80% of homes, according to a new report

Leaky homes in ‘marginal constituencies’ to be hit harder by energy crisis

Houses in the North and the Midlands of England make up nearly 55% of all homes in fuel poverty, according to a new study

EVs to increase by 3000% in the Midlands by 2030

To account for this, the rate of installations of public chargers will have to be six times more

One hundred EV owners to test grid feedback scheme

The programme will use up to five different energy suppliers to offer a more realistic simulation of the future energy demand in the UK

Flood-hit farmers offered up to £25,000 each to cover repair costs

The government is extending its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers following the flooding that started last week

UK trains electrification plans derailed by government

The UK Government has scrapped plans to electrify railway lines in the Midlands, the North and Wales. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said the government will only electrify lines “where it delivers a genuine benefit to passengers”. He added recent advances in train power technologies means journeys can be improved without the need for “disruptive electrification […]

Midlands’ universities team up on decarbonisation

A new scheme aims to develop new energy technologies and decarbonise the Midlands by 2050. The Midlands Innovation initiative is made up of six universities across the region – Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham and Warwick. The group’s Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) has secured £60 million of government funding and £120 million from industry to drive the transition to […]

Infrastructure in the Midlands and UK growth

ELN recently attended EY’s Building Future Britain Debate, which considered the infrastructure issues and opportunities currently faced by the UK, particularly in the Midlands. In a wide-ranging debate, a number of industry leaders explored how investing in roads, railways and other projects in the area around Birmingham could hold the key to boosting growth and rebalancing the UK economy. We spoke to the […]