Stoke and Staffordshire sign £113m low carbon City Deal

A £113 million environmentally-friendly deal that is expected to create hundreds of jobs, reduce heating bills and cut carbon emissions has been announced by the Government. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire City Deal is built around a flagship proposal for the UK’s first large scale low carbon heat network system, which will support the energy sector […]

npower to cut 1460 British jobs and outsource to India

Energy giant npower has confirmed plans to cut 1,460 jobs as part of a major restructuring of its UK customer service activities. The company, owned by German firm RWE, said a number of its sites in the UK will be closed while some back office functions would be outsourced to India as it aims to […]

Keele University's energy managing meets international standard

Keele University has become one of the first in the UK to have its Energy Management System certified to the internationally recognised ISO 50001 standard. The university based in Stoke-on-Trent brought in energy management specialists digitalenergy to help implement its system, which was judged to have met the standard by certification services firm CICS. The […]

Blog: How long before the Green Deal dies a death?

I’m probably the last person you’d describe as morbid. But this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about death. Like a miserable Hamlet of the energy world, contemplating the mess that is the Green Deal has left me with more desperate questions than answers. It’s terrible to wish an early death upon anything, particularly something […]

Stoke homes to get £4.5m energy makeover

Homes in Stoke on Trent are set to get an energy makeover with up to £4.5million spent on upgrades in both private and council houses. The Stoke-on-Trent City Council is putting the finishing touches on a deal for the cash which comes from the Government’s ECO Go Early project. This taps into funds from the […]