Majority of businesses ‘don’t have formalised energy strategy in place’

Around 77% of firms believe a quarter of energy needs will be generated onsite by 2025

NatWest banks on sustainability with £10bn pledge

The bank supported nearly 1,500 green transactions over three years between 2015 and 2017

Ireland doubles sustainable research funding

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the doubling of investment in research, development and demonstration projects to €2 million (£1.7m) this year. The fund is open to industry and academia to support sustainable energy research into new market solutions that overcome barriers in the move to a secure, clean energy future. Priority […]

EU boosts sustainable energy ties with Africa

The European Commission is to co-sign joint declarations in New York today to boost its co-operation on sustainable energy with five African countries. The agreements with Cabo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Togo and Rwanda will aim to increase access to sustainable energy sources, especially in rural areas. The Commission plans to provide around €2 billion […]

Solar Power Goes ‘Global’

Despite the romance and ideals of many green technologies, it’s rare that any come with designs you could actually call beautiful.  The practicality of your average solar panel rules its design, whilst the amount of petitions that spring up in opposition to wind farms should tell you what most people think about the design of […]

How Dutch orange is turning green for London 2012

ELN Editor Sumit Bose finds out why sustainability, staying green – and of course beer – are an important part of the Dutch makeover of north London’s Ally Pally, now dubbed Heineken House during the 2012 Olympics.

Pigs in the sun…

How solar powered pig pens are spreading the sustainability message in Hackney

Scotland set to smash green targets

Scotland is set to hit its green energy targets and more this year, as the country’s Energy Minister said he expected around 35% of Scotland’s electricity to come from renewables in 2011, beating the Scottish Government’s target of 31%. Statistics published today show the amount of renewable electricity generated in 2011 rose by 45% on […]

Danish pledge to generate 50% electricity from wind

Denmark aims to generate half of its electricity from wind power by 2050. Last week the Danish Parliament voted in an agreement by a massive majority to deliver a renewable future (171 seats out of 179 in the parliament). The Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Martin Lidegaard welcomed last Friday’s decision as a “great […]

DECC move on renewable heat scheme is ‘premature’

Government contingency plans to temporarily halt payments under the renewable heat scheme in case it overspends its budget have been criticised as “premature”. Today DECC announced a new “cost control mechanism” which would stop new application for payments until the next financial year. The move sees the Government adopt a cautious approach to spending on […]