UK rail freight company on track to powered by 100% renewable energy

DB Cargo UK has signed a three-year agreement with SSE Business Energy

Tonik Energy announces 11% price rise

It will come into effect on 23rd August 2018

Kellogg’s UK targets 100% renewable power by 2050

  Kellogg’s UK has set a target to source 100% of its electricity needs from renewables by 2050. The cereal and snacks giant has made the commitment as part of RE100, a collective of businesses working to significantly increase demand for and delivery of green power. Its headquarters in Manchester was its first site to […]

EU approves Spanish support scheme for renewables

The European Commission has approved Spain’s support scheme for renewable electricity. It found the programme, which supports electricity generation from green energy sources, high efficiency cogeneration of heat, power and waste to be in line with state aid rules. Under the scheme, projects will receive a premium on top of the market price of electricity, […]

Philips Lighting buys traceable green power in the Gulf

Philips Lighting has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity in the Gulf region. It is the first major international company to secure its green energy usage in the Gulf using the International REC Standard (I-REC). It is a global standard for documenting renewable energy consumption used in regions where no similar documentation scheme exists […]

Wave power ‘could provide tenth of demand by 2050’

Wave power could provide a tenth of global electricity demand by 2050. That’s according to UK wave technology firm Marine Power Systems (MPS), which suggests with the right support, global capacity could rise to 337GW and hold a market value of £76 billion. The firm says it would provide an estimated 4,000TWh of electricity per year, which would make […]

Offshore wind capacity to triple between 2015 and 2020

Global offshore wind capacity is set to triple in the period between 2015 and 2020. That’s according to a new report published today by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which identifies the key factors of success following a year of record breaking auction prices in the Netherlands and Denmark. It suggests this strong projected growth […]

Self-storage firm slashes costs with green measures

A self-storage business has cut its energy costs by 75% with a range of green initiatives. The reduction came after Space Station invested £550,000 as part of a plan to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% over the next five years. More than 850 solar panels have been installed to date across the majority of the firm’s properties, costing a […]

Californian geothermal heats up with two new projects

California aims to slash the costs associated with deploying and operating geothermal energy systems. Currently, 6% of the state’s total power comes from the clean energy source, a figure that could be much higher if the processes involved were made more cost effective. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Berkeley Laboratory have announced the California Energy Commission will provide $2.7 million (£2.2m) […]

Kent offshore wind farm starts to generate power

An offshore wind farm in Kent has generated power for the first time. Swedish firm Vattenfall’s 15-turbine extension to the Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm produced power for the National Grid on Saturday 29th August. When it is fully operational in early autumn, the more than £150 million extension will add 49.5MW to the firm’s […]