Energy Vendors Association gets momentum

EVA aims to raise standards across the energy sector for both brokers and suppliers

UK to meet 2020 renewables target

The UK is on track to meet its first interim target of generating 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. DECC has just published the UK Renewable Energy Roadmap Update, which suggested the Government is confident that 30% of the UK’s electricity will come from renewables by the end of the decade, with wind […]

Horizon deal a ‘vote of confidence’ in UK’s energy future

Hitachi’s bid for the Horizon nuclear project is a “vote of confidence” in the UK’s energy future. That’s the view of the energy industry’s trade body, whose comment follows the deal made by the Japanese giant and its plans to build two to three 1300MW nuclear plants at each of Horizon’s sites in the UK. […]

Energy UK refutes allegations by Which?

A trade body for the gas and electricity sector has refuted allegations that power suppliers are “unaffected” by the competitive pressure of energy price and customer service. Energy UK hit back at the claims made by Which? today in an open letter to the Prime Minister, which has called the Government to launch an independent […]

Energy trade body appoints first female council member

An energy trade body has elected its first female council member in its 30-year history. Lisa Gingell has now joined the Energy Services & Technology Association’s (ESTA) council of 18 members as the chair of the events committee. Also the co-founder of t-mac Technologies, an energy management solutions company, Mrs Gingell will be using her […]

Government must ‘step up’ and address Energy Bill issues

UK trade bodies said the Government needs to “step up” and address the issues of the Energy Bill highlighted by the Energy and Climate Change Committee. The comment was made by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and RenewableUK as they welcomed the Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill proposed by the Government […]

‘Urgent’ decisions needed for renewables industry

The UK Government urgently needs to make up its mind about its support for the renewables industry, according to trade bodies. The comment comes after DECC announced it is still discussing and finalising the proposals on financial support for the sector as Ministers failed to come to an agreement yesterday. Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive of […]

Rising energy costs affecting lifestyle

The continuous rise in energy bills is reducing the quality of life for some of the poorest households in the UK, according to a trade union. UNISON said many public service employees are having to limit when they put the heating on to when temperatures drop below freezing or are going to bed early to […]

Trade bodies highlight risks of CfDs

Renewable trade bodies in the UK have called on the Government to provide more clarity in the Energy Bill as the draft is not clear and could pose big “risks”. They made their objectives clear to the Energy and Climate Change Committee at a second hearing yesterday about the electricity market reform. Dr Gordon Edge, […]

Scottish Renewables unveils more than 11,000 employees in energy sector

Scotland’s renewable energy sector employs more than 11,000 people, according to Scottish Renewables. The energy trade body claims to have assessed more than 200 companies across the wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors and found there are 1,526 people employed in renewable energy development. Another 8,701 work in the direct supply chain and 909 are […]