Supermarket freezer aisles ‘could provide a cool way to balance the grid’

A mocked-up supermarket has proven freezer aisles across the UK could be used as a giant ‘virtual battery’

New £160m wood to energy plant fired up in Wales

The Margam Green Energy Plant has the potential to manage around 250,000 tonnes of waste wood a year

Climate risk stress test for UK insurance sector

It is the first time the bi-annual tests have been extended to explore climate change and applies to the largest life and general insurers

New £100m fund to maximise offshore wind opportunities for UK firms

The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership is expected to support more than 650 companies across the country

Aldi to trial plastic-free veg at its stores in England

It follows a ‘very positive reception’ during its trials in Scotland

Half a million energy customers switched supplier in May

Energy UK suggests half a million customer switches every month has become the ‘new normal’

Centrica makes smart US energy acquisition in $37m deal

SmartWatt helps organisations boost their energy efficiency and indoor environments as well as reduce costs through upgrades

Bulk of UK public say government should offer tax relief for community energy

Around 82% of people think the government should do more to help local communities generate their own energy

‘More of UK’s power to come from clean sources than fossil fuels in 2019’

National Grid expects electricity generation from sources such as solar and wind to exceed that from fuels such as gas and coal, for the first time on record

UK goes record-breaking 1,838 hours coal-free already this year

By cutting the polluting fossil fuel out of the energy mix, the country has cut five million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere