Chancellor’s praise for entrepreneurs, as Global Procurement Group founder, Fokhrul Islam, named Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year

The founder of Global Procurement Group, Fokhrul Islam, has been named Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year for the north east at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

End of an era as one of England’s last coal mines to close

Coal has been extracted from the Bradley mine in County Durham for the final time

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Heating scheme to warm 250 UK homes with free low carbon heat pumps

The installations will be offered to homes which already have gas central heating and will be complemented by checks, energy tariffs and usage advice

Google expands online tool providing climate-relevant data to UK cities

The Environmental Insights Explorer uses unique Google data sources and modelling capabilities to produce estimates of emissions and renewable energy potential

Coal port expansion plans in Australia scrapped

The developer said it made the decision as coal demand has not increased enough

Newcastle Uni to open £20m energy research hub

A new energy centre worth £20 million is to be opened in Newcastle. The EPSRC National Centre for Energy Systems Integration will allow experts to test the entire energy system in real time. They will try to unravel the energy network and understand future supply and demand. Researchers will also explore ways to optimise the energy network, […]

Solar energy to help university save £17.5k a year

Northumbria University expects to save around £9,000 in electricity costs following the installation of a solar system. The 110KW rooftop solar array at its Sports Central facility in Newcastle will also provide the university with an income of around £8,500 per year through the government’s Feed-In Tariff scheme,. It is part of the university’s ambitious […]

M&S paints the Toon green

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled new plans for a major green upgrade at one of its stores in Newcastle. The company aims to transform its Northumberland Street supermarket into “one of the most eco-friendly and visually impressive” stores in the north east. The store will feature a 167 square metre green wall built from […]

Lower energy bills for 50,000 North East properties

Up to 50,000 homes and businesses in the North East are set to benefit from an energy efficiency scheme in a bid to help them cut bills and tackle fuel poverty. The £200 million ‘Warm Up North’ initiative, which starts in September this year, includes eight local authorities and is expected to create around 500 […]

National Grid splashes £5m on painting pylons

The National Grid is splashing out nearly £5 million on painting its pylons around Newcastle and Yorkshire. The deal to paint electricity pylons was awarded to services company Fountains, part of OCS Group UK and is part of National Grid’s ongoing maintenance and refurbishment programme of their overhead line network in the UK. A spokesperson […]