‘UK businesses could slash energy spend with small efficiency measures’

Typical small and medium-sized businesses use around 30,000kWh of power each year, costing approximately £5,250

NHS ‘could save millions with energy efficiency cures’

The NHS has the potential to save millions of pounds by improving energy efficiency measures across its estates. That’s according to the NHS Sustainability Campaign, which is calling on the government to support NHS Trusts demonstrating green behaviours and freeing up cash for front-line services. For example, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust has cut down […]

More than half of North West ‘excelling at efficiency’

More than half of North West England are champions of energy efficiency. That’s according to Electricity North West, the region’s network operator, which conducted a survey of 1,506 people regarding their implementation of energy saving measures at home and general attitudes towards decarbonisation. More than half were labelled as ‘Energy Busting Beths’ – people the […]

Power cable project offered £1m to cut energy waste

Innovate UK has offered a £1 million grant for a project to develop efficient cables to cut costs and reduce emissions from the transmission sector. The new cable technology has been invented by developer Enertechnos, which has been joined by a number of partners including equipment supplier Eland Cables. The project will use the long […]

Siemens and US army start assault on energy waste

Siemens has won a contract to implement energy efficiency measures at a US army base in Germany. The company and the US Army Corp of Engineers signed an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) worth €7.9 million (£7m) to install, operate and maintain several energy conservation measures at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters in Wiesbaden, […]

Carbon savings: Plane sailing or failure to take off?

Making airport ground movements more efficient and introducing more biofuels to the aviation sector could help slash fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. That’s the verdict from a study by Ricardo Energy & Environment for the UK Government, which assesses the cost and impact of a number of potential clean measures for the air travel […]

Millions of renters missing out on energy bill savings

As many as 4.5 million renters in the UK could be missing out on significant energy bill savings. That’s according to new statistics from consumer group Which?, which suggests despite three in 10 Big Six customers believing they would not save any money by switching, an average of £346 could be slashed from bills every […]

Four in 10 Brits in the dark on energy bills

  More than four in 10 Brits say they don’t know about or understand their energy tariff. That’s according to price comparison firm finder, which surveyed 2,000 adults about their bills. The results showed one in five Brits have stayed with the same energy supplier for more than a decade, even though the average savings […]

Water deregulation – Businesses missing out on £200m worth of savings by not switching

Small businesses are splashing out on water bills when they could switch water suppliers and share in around £200 million worth of savings. Do you want to tap into lower bills? Don’t splash out – switch water supplier! It’s been three months since the water market in England was deregulated but only a small number […]

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – PPAs aren’t just for tree huggers anymore!

For a small island that receives comparatively little sunshine, Great Britain has a remarkable history of paving the way for solar power. The nature of corporate/end-user power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the UK has certainly come a long way since the first one was signed in 2007. Decades of climbing prices had finally triggered demand […]