Councils pilot net zero projects with £19m government backing

Greater Manchester and West Midlands, receiving over £12 million, will focus on green projects across energy, housing and transport

National Grid advances West Midlands net zero project

The Project PRIDE aims to bring together key stakeholders and relevant datasets on a digital platform

West Midlands boosts net zero with new battery storage facility

EDF Renewables UK has launched the Bustleholme battery storage facility in Sandwell, West Midlands

ECO4’s bumpy start: Early months see drop in delivery

Heating measures accounted for approximately 67% of the measures reported under ECO4 until July 2023, with the remaining 33% comprising insulation measures

Birmingham becomes home to ‘UK’s largest’ public EV charging hub

The new hub features 16 ultra-fast and 150 fast charging points, accommodating up to 180 EVs

Solihull’s street smart makeover

Energy-saving enhancements, including external wall insulation and loft upgrades, are introduced to more than 60 properties on Solihull’s Alston Road

Price cap hike ‘has blown a hole in government’s heat pump strategy’

The government has been urged to set out a “credible” domestic heating strategy able to survive under the current energy market

What caused the fatal gas blast at home in Birmingham?

A woman has died and a man has life-threatening injuries following the incident

UK battery start-up Britishvolt to build £200m test facility in West Midlands

It has partnered with Prologis for the Hams Hall facility in Warwickshire which is expected to help the company rapidly ramp up battery cells and support the ‘smooth start-up’ of its planned gigafactory in Northumberland

West Midlands social homes secure £7.5m retrofit boost

More than 620 of the ‘worst’ energy-performing homes will get a boost to improve their energy efficiency