Centrica and SSE on the road to zero emission fleets by 2030

The owner of British Gas operates the third largest fleet in the country and SSE the seventh largest

Strong results as MITIE bags Southampton energy efficiency work

Facilities services and outsourcing firm MITIE has bagged a £30million contract with Southampton City Council to deliver energy efficiency work to more than 2,100 properties. The initial deal is to help the council’s work on the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes over 19 months. Today the FTSE 250 firm released its […]

Putting energy waste to Bedford

A UK council expects to save nearly £2,000 in energy costs and generate an income of more than £6,000 every year by investing in green energy. The first stage of a £1.7 million RE:FIT project for Bedford Borough Council included the installations of 212 PV panels on the roof of its car park. Contractor for […]

Banks ‘don’t understand renewable energy’

Banks don’t understand renewable energy, the boss of outsourcing and building services firm MITIE has claimed. Speaking at an event hosted by Utilyx, the energy management consultancy which MITIE bought last year, the chief executive also claimed many in government and business for failing to understand energy as a whole. Ruby McGregor-Smith told the audience […]

Blazing efficiency measure saves fire station £3,000

Firemen are usually out saving the day – and now a Scottish fire station is set to save energy as well after installing insulation and solar panels. Property management firm MITIE has just finished building a new energy efficient accommodation block for Castlemilk Community Fire Station in Glasgow. It estimates the new energy features will […]

MITIE airs new energy managing contract with Sky

Energy services and outsourcing company MITIE today announced a new £100million contract with Sky, the UK’s largest entertainment and home communications company. The FTSE 250 firm will look after the news and television group’s facilities management (FM) and other energy managing services. From January 2013, MITIE will tend to Sky’s estate in the UK and […]

Businesses demand 2030 carbon target from Chancellor

A group of large UK businesses has written to the Chancellor warning him that a 2030 carbon target for the power sector is essential for stimulating new growth in the economy. More than 50 firms including M&S, Asda, MITIE, Aviva, Sky and EDF state their concern about missing “huge commercial opportunities” if this target isn’t […]

Waitrose powers second store with biomass

A second Waitrose store is now sourcing its power, heating and cooling from sustainable local woodchip. Energy Minister Greg Barker opened the renewable energy centre at the supermarket’s Bracknell store earlier this week. It is expected to provide the majority of the store’s energy needs and make it almost completely independent of the national grid. […]

Cambridge hospital to cut energy use­

A top NHS hospital in Cambridge is planning to virtually power itself when it opens a new energy generation centre in 2015. The centre will provide heating, hot water and electricity for the Addenbrooke’s Hospital, cutting the energy and gas it takes from the grid in half. The plans are meant to make it more […]

Smaller brokers likely to "die" out, says Utilyx boss

Small independent brokers are destined to “die” out with the rise of transparency in the market. That’s the opinion of Chris Bowden, chief executive of energy consultancy Utilyx which was sold yesterday for £15 million. Industry rumours suggest Utilyx has been looking to sell for a while and yesterday brought the news that energy services […]