Schools, hospitals & factories saved from energy tax burden

Certain schools, hospitals and factories which have their own back-up power using oil, gas or coal will be saved from a new energy tax in the new financial year. Organisations which use fossil fuels in stand-by power stations or combined heat and power (CHP) plants generating less than 2 megawatts (MW) will not have to […]

New initiative to educate students on renewable energy

Schoolchildren across the UK will now be educated on renewable energy in a bid to help reach the UK’s target. The initiative is part of a solar firm’s move to raise awareness of renewable energy and carbon savings among children aged above seven years. Lightsource Renewable Energy, in partnership with charity group SolarAid, has provided […]

Schools could save £70m by being efficient

UK schools could save around £70 million a year by implementing energy efficient measures. The Carbon Trust is writing to all schools and education authorities urging them to be more efficient to cut their £500 million a year fuel bill and save up to £21,500 every year. Reducing their energy costs could also cut emissions […]

Westminster City Council saves £94k on bills

Westminster City Council has saved £93,599 on its bills after “errors” on its electricity invoices from British Gas were discovered. The council was charged too much on its VAT rates for six of the City’s schools. It was asked for 20% VAT rather than 5% and charged for the Climate Change Levy even though schools […]

EON hands out charity grants worth over £236,000

E.ON donated more than £236,000 to charities and not-for-profit organisations from the company’s Employee Community Fund last year. Schools, charities and hospices are among those which have received grants. E.ON Community Relations Manager Suzanne Doxey said: “The passion and enthusiasm that our employees have shown is incredible and we’re delighted to have been able to […]