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 […]

UK’s green bank backs £36m NHS energy centre

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Aviva investors are set to provide funding worth £36 million for a new NHS energy innovation centre. Built for the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Trust), it will include a combined heat and power unit, biomass boiler, efficient dual fuel boilers and heat recovery systems and 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 […]

Energy consultancy Utilyx bought up for £15m by MITIE

The UK’s second largest energy services company MITIE has snapped up energy consultancy Utilyx for £15million, it was announced today. Formed in 2000, Utilyx works with major energy users such as Scottish Water, Iceland and McDonald’s, helping clients plan their energy use and energy buying as well as cope with rising energy costs. Ruby McGregor-Smith, […]