EDF Energy wins contracts to power up public sector bodies

The volume of power it will supply in Scotland accounts for around 10% of the nation’s annual electricity consumption

Multi-million pound boost for SMEs in offshore sector

A £2.8 million public-private initiative has been set up to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) expand into the offshore wind and marine energy supply chain. The National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) based in Northumberland will help companies develop technologies to cut the cost of offshore installations through its Renewable Energy Technology Accelerator (RETA) […]

North East residents to save hundreds on energy bills

Residents in the North East can now save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills every year. Cestria Community Housing has teamed up with Energy Angels in County Durham to help the local people switch to cheaper tariffs and advise them about saving energy in their homes. Suzanne Jobson, Cestria’s financial inclusion officer said: “We […]

Electric car test drives hit the fast lane

Fourteen people yesterday each took delivery of a 100% electric Nissan Leaf car as part of a major low carbon vehicle test drive in North East England. The Switch EV project, which began last September, is one of eight UK projects supported by the Technology Strategy Board’s £25m Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles Demonstrator Programme and […]

University hails electric vehicle breakthrough

A North East engineering business has launched a new way of extending the range of electric cars and cutting carbon emissions from existing vehicles. The technology has been developed by Inova Power in conjunction with the University of Sunderland. Inova claims that the innovation will significantly enhance the distance capabilities of electric vehicles, in turn […]

Hull unveils £100m turbine plant plans

The Port of Hull plans to launch a £100m wind turbine manufacturing facility. The proposal was revealed yesterday by the port’s owners ABP which wants to turn Hull, one of the UK’s busiest shipping hubs, into the country’s greenest offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant. Last month ABP submitted a proposal to the Transport Select Committee, […]

Liverpool chosen for £300m biomass project

A £300m biomass facility has been targeted to be built in a dock at Liverpool port. British renewable energy firm RES has revealed plans for the project at the Port of Liverpool’s Alexandra Dock. RES would use wood as a fuel source for the plant, as well as potentially waste wood from the surrounding area, […]

SSE in £4.5m deal with Nissan

Scottish and Southern Energy has clinched a deal to provide the power for a new Nissan electric car battery plant in Sunderland. The deal is for an embedded electricity network – a bespoke power system operating outside a supplier’sregulated distribution areas – and the Nissan deal is the 100th such contract signed by SSE. Nissan […]

North East residents have industry CO2 fears

A survey has found that residents in the North East are concerned about the impact of local industry on carbon emissions in their area. While just over a third (36%) believe local industry is doing something to reduce its carbon emissions, nearly half (44%) don’t know what steps industry is taking to improve its environmental […]