UK-France pledge closer ties on climate change, nuclear decommissioning

The UK and France have pledged to work together on civil nuclear decommissioning and climate change. Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark with with French minister earlier this month and committed to working more closely on research and innovation across various sectors including artificial intelligence and space. Mr Clark highlighted the importance of sharing knowledge […]

KiWi Power wins research grant from UK Government

KiWi Power has won a UK Government grant under the £84 million initiative to research artificial intelligence (AI), advancements in robotics and smart energy innovations. Last month, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced the winners of a series of competitions related to the development of AI and its impact on smart energy […]

Big Six must shift to local green power, smarter services, say former industry chiefs

The Big Six energy companies must shift from centralised fossil fuel generation to smarter energy services and local renewable power. That’s the warning from a group of six former utility CEOs and ex-energy ministers, who believe the biggest energy companies must change the way they do business if they are to thrive in the long […]

Scottish village’s smart energy project secures funding

A smart energy project linking a Scottish village to local renewables has secured funding for a second year. The SMART Fintry project, which was set up in 2016, aims to help residents cut energy bills, reduce emissions and become more self-sufficient. In its first six months, more than 80 households signed up to a special […]

Ofgem: Decarbonising heat is biggest policy challenge

  Decarbonising the heat sector is one of the biggest policy challenges in the coming years. That’s according to Martin Crouch, Senior Partner at Ofgem, who believes the UK’s transition towards a smarter energy system must be done in a way that takes into account decarbonisation as well as adds value to consumers. He spoke […]

Theresa May’s Industrial Strategy to support energy and transport

Theresa May is to unveil a new Modern Industrial Strategy today, with plans for the biggest investment in industries including transport and energy. The Prime Minister will use her first regional Cabinet meeting in the North West to launch the proposals, which she hopes will drive growth and create more high-skilled, high paid jobs and […]

Job of the Week – Senior Team Manager (Smart Energy) – McLean Ross

Industry: Energy – Smart Location: London Salary: Up to £60,000 + Excellent Benefit Scheme Reference: SE-RM Summary McLean Ross are currently working with a leading end to end management consultancy who offer advice to all industries including the utility and environmental. You will be part of the Senior Management team within the business, who delivers […]

E.ON’s smart energy start-up expands in Germany

One of E.ON’s start-up company has started delivering smart energy solutions across Germany. Digimondo provides an energy network which consists of antenna sensors and communication chips through which information flows to devices and applications. The technology can identify places where there is lack of electricity, allow consumers to read their gas and electricity meters remotely and control […]

Blog: True Blue tick-boxing from Tory Energy Minister

For a man who boasted about ditching tick-box regulation for business, Matthew Hancock’s Tory conference speech was very much a tick-box exercise when it came to energy. The Business and Energy Minister proudly promoted the 3,000 regulations which “have been reversed or reformed by this Government”. (Let’s not forget some of these were as dated […]

Aluminium foundry gets smart with energy use

An aluminium foundry is turning down the heat – fractionally – on its energy use to earn as much as £25,000 a year. Caparo Bridge Aluminium is installing smart software to adjust the aluminium holding pots to help balance the National Grid’s supply and demand. It will be paid for reducing energy use for minutes […]