Labour Party commits to upgrade every home in the UK

The opposition party has promised the move would cut the country’s carbon dioxide emissions by around a tenth

Infrastructure chief urges Chancellor to commit to major energy and transport upgrades

National Infrastructure Commission Chair Sir John Armitt is demanding action to meet the UK’s infrastructure challenges, with ‘clear and and lasting’ plans as well as stable funding

Adoption of building energy management system tech surges

It uses computer systems to control, monitor, measure and optimise technical services and energy consumption

US utilities spending $51bn a year on upgrading distribution networks

Investment in customer meters has also more than doubled over the past decade as companies have upgraded them to smart meters

Energy efficiency prescription to save Dublin hospital €26m

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital expects to make the savings following a number of upgrades

Save your cash and energy this winter

  Did you know something as small as leaving a ceiling fan running clockwise rather than anticlockwise can keep your home warm over the winter? Duke Energy says this helps push warmer air down into the living space rather than letting it rise up through a house. The power and heating firm has published a […]

Glasgow powers towards 2023 grid upgrades

The first phase of a £100 million investment project to upgrade Glasgow’s electricity supply is on track to be completed by 2023. That’s according to SP Energy Networks (SPEN), the firm which owns and maintains Central and Southern Scotland’s power grid. Around £10 million has been spent this year alone and a further £12 million […]

University of East Anglia commits £1m to going green

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has committed £1 million to lowering carbon dioxide emissions by a quarter before 2020. It has appointed energy firm Vital Energi to upgrade and optimise ventilation, lighting, energy and water systems across its campus. These improvements are guaranteed through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) between the University and Vital […]

Bosnia receives €8.5m for power grid upgrades

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is receiving up to €8.5 million (£6.6m) to support critical upgrades for sustainable and efficient operation of its electricity transmission grid. The financing will be used to replace and upgrade the outdated energy management system, introduce new IT systems and build necessary infrastructure. The project is expected to help reduce both […]

Ofgem consults on £205m Scottish coastal electricity upgrades

Energy regulator Ofgem is consulting on plans to upgrade a stretch of the electricity network on the Scottish coast for £205million. This is one of several new projects due to be considered by Ofgem between 2013 and 2021. The work will include two subsea cables between the Kintyre peninsula and Hunterston as well as the […]