Swiss start-up shakes up solar sector

  ELN News Editor Priyanka Shrestha visits Swiss start-up Flisom’s production facility in Niederhasli where it is manufacturing flexible and customisable solar panels. Watch to find out more about the innovative technology.

Welsh First Minister tells Clark to save the steel industry

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones has asked for action on energy prices and pensions to save the steel industry. During a meeting with Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark, they discussed the best way to keep Port Talbot, Tata Steel’s biggest plant in the UK, the centre of steel production. Mr Carwyn said he would like […]

Tata sells Scunthorpe plant

Tata Steel has announced it has sold its Long Products Europe Business to an investment firm. Greybull Capital will take on the whole of the business, including the Scunthorpe plant. Around 4,400 jobs in the UK could be safe under the deal, Tata claims. The agreement would be completed once a number of outstanding conditions have […]

Potential Port Talbot buyer urges action on UK energy costs

A steel tycoon who is considering taking over Tata Steel’s operations in the UK has urged action on energy costs in the UK. Liberty House Group Chairman Sanjeev Gupta said the UK has among the highest energy costs in the world and stressed they need to be “rectified”. He told Sky News: “One fundamental need for sure […]

New steel taskforce urges cut to energy prices

A new steel taskforce has called for reduced energy prices to help the industry. The Midlands Steel Taskforce has been set up after the sector crashed last week with more than 260,000 jobs at risk. Business leaders, academics and economists met in Birmingham to find a strategy to support the steel operators in the region. […]

E.ON and Tata win consent for Cheshire waste-to-energy plant

Indian chemical firm Tata Chemicals Europe and German supplier E.ON’s Waste to Energy business won consent from the Government to build a new power plant in Cheshire today. The 60 megawatt (MW) waste-to-energy plant will be built on the site of E.ON’s former Lostock coal power station. A DECC spokesman said: “This plant takes waste and […]

Redcar reopens after Thai buyout

The mothballed Redcar steel plant on Teeside stoked its furnace again this weekend, as operations began after over two years of inactivity. The former Corus plant was originally closed in February 2010 by previous owners Tata Steel with the loss of around 1,600 jobs. Current owners SSI UK have re-started the furnace and re-employed many […]

Businesses urged to work with public sector on climate change

Businesses have been urged to forge more partnerships with public sector on climate change. According to Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), businesses could be more proactive in their approach to combating climate change. In a frank speech to business leaders at the CBI’s first International Green […]