Strong results as MITIE bags Southampton energy efficiency work

Facilities services and outsourcing firm MITIE has bagged a £30million contract with Southampton City Council to deliver energy efficiency work to more than 2,100 properties. The initial deal is to help the council’s work on the Government’s Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) schemes over 19 months. Today the FTSE 250 firm released its […]

Ford stops Transit vans, plans new low carbon engine

American carmaker Ford yesterday announced plans to close its Transit van plant in Southampton (pictured) and some of its operations at the Dagenham plant in Essex, as well as another European plant. At the same time it means to develop a new low carbon engine in Dagenham which will power future Ford vehicles from 2016. […]

Southampton starts up electric car charging network

Southampton has set up more than 40 charging points for electric cars (EVs) across the city. The charge spots are in NCP car parks, shopping centres, supermarkets and restaurant chains. The port city’s EV points form part of a membership scheme called POLAR that aims to link 4,000 points in at least 100 city centres […]

Blackburn Rovers score in energy saving

Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers has cut its carbon emissions by 270,000 tonnes, saving it around £60,000 per year. A new commercial energy efficient condensing boiler, heat recovery ventilation system and full replacement lighting system have been installed at the club’s Ewood Park ground following a comprehensive site audit. Following the audit by Preston-based […]

Helius eyes 100MW biomass plant at south east port

Helius Energy hassigned an option to lease a 20 acre site in thePort of Southamptonfortheproposedconstruction of a 100MW biomass plant. Helius intends to submit anapplication for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008for the development of theprojectand will shortly enter into consultation with the local community and relevant statutory authorities. The plant will […]