Renault to develop Dutch smart solar charging EV network

Renault is to develop a network of smart solar charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) in the Netherlands. It has signed a letter of intent with Dutch Utrecht City Council and smart technology companies ElaadNL and LomboXnet for the project. Under the agreement, Renault will supply a fleet of 150 EVs through 2017 to the […]

E.ON offers lowest rates for smart PAYG customers

E.ON is offering its cheapest tariffs to prepayment customers – the same as standard customers. They will have to get a smart meter installed to take advantage of the cheapest rates, claiming customers will save around £104 a year. The energy firm has launched a ‘Smart Pay As You Go’ (PAYG) pilot, which is initially available to 30,000 people. It […]

Fossil fuels favoured over smart tech, UK MPs say

One of the UK Government’s scheme to keep the nation’s lights on favours fossil fuels rather than innovative smart technology, MPs say. The Energy and Climate Change Committee said the design of the Capacity Market has been “skewed” and could result in “higher than necessary” energy costs and carbon emissions. Under the scheme, which will […]

British Gas snaps up ‘smart’ tech firm

British Gas is to buy a UK-based company that helps consumers control their heating and hot water remotely. The Big Six supplier, a subsidiary of Centrica, already owns a 21% stake in AlertMe and is set to pay £44 million for the remainder. British Gas said the new deal would allow AlertMe to boost the […]