US aims to reduce solar energy costs by 60% by 2030

It has announced nearly $128m in funding to lower costs, improve performance and speed up the deployment of solar energy technologies

Watchdog warns four water companies about flood of complaints

Thames Water, Northumbrian Water, Essex and Suffolk Water and Hafren Dyfrdwy have been put ‘on report’ by the Consumer Council for Water

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Energy customers miss out on £5.1m compensation from network operators

A new report by Citizens Advice suggests many customers miss out on payment because they forget to apply or are unaware

Upstream oil and gas emissions shot up 7% in 2017

Oil & Gas UK says this makes up around 3% of the country’s entire greenhouse gas emissions

Sustainability ‘must be embedded in battery design’

A report drawn up by UWE suggests the environmental footprint of the emerging technology must be reduced

Businesses and MPs call for new energy efficiency regulations

The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum and the British Board of Agrément said policy changes are needed to improve green performance

E.ON sees first quarter earnings up 24% on last year

The energy supplier’s pre-tax profits rose to €1.3 billion

Confessions of an Energy Manager

Ruth Taylor – Energy Manager, University of Central Lancashire