Ofgem confirms plans to slash returns for energy network companies

National Grid is ‘disappointed’ with the proposals and the Energy Networks Association says they will have ‘damaging impacts’

Centrica
Centrica warns of ‘challenging’ start to the year

The energy giant said factors such as the default tariff cap, warm weather and falling natural gas prices have caused more difficult trading conditions than it hoped for

Printing
Sustainable print facility recycles its way to $200k profit

Minneapolis-based Bolger uses a range of innovative measures to reduce its environmental impact

Government seeks views on improving business smart meter benefits

The rollout is expected to help businesses save around £1.4bn on energy by 2030

Digital energy infrastructure
Businesses slash energy use by a quarter with digital upgrades

Schneider Electric says digitisation can be used to improve efficiency, reliability, safety and sustainability

Veolia and Anglian Water target £1m savings

The firms say improved energy management can significantly reduce the water company’s carbon footprint

Claire Perry: Business case for smart meters ‘overwhelmingly positive’

The minister says smart meters ‘will make our lives simpler and easier and our bills more affordable’

Investing €1bn in port facilities ‘could cut offshore wind costs by 5%’

WindEurope says they will be needed to install 70GW of offshore wind before 2030

Ofgem orders npower to allow more customers into collective switching trial

The Big Six supplier has agreed to allow 50,000 of its customers to take part out of the regulator’s requirement of 100,000

Distributed energy tech ‘could save UK industrial sector £1bn a year’

If half of the businesses in the sector adopted technologies like solar and battery storage, the savings would total at least £540m annually