• The next generation in virtual power?

    Combining their peer-to-peer network technology and renewable energy products, Kyocera and LO3 Energy have come together to trial a virtual blockchain-managed power plant, in a bid to improve energy distribution.

  • Smart meter owners report higher bills than savings, says survey

    New survey findings published by the ECA suggest that having a smart meter installed at home doesn't necessarily mean lower energy bills.

  • Mobility and circular economy next biggest energy priorities, says InnoEnergy

    EIT InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine, has redefined Europe’s biggest energy challenges to encompass mobility and the shift to a circular economy.

  • Gas overtakes coal for first time in recent history, says EnAppSys

    Rising carbon costs and coal plant closures across Europe have resulted in gas-fired power generation overtaking output from other forms of fossil fuels for the first time in recent history, according to a new report from energy market analyst EnAppSys.

  • Room for manoeuvre?

    Vincent de Rul, director of energy solutions at EDF Energy, explains why when it comes to our energy consumption, flexibility is the foundation of the future.

  • All gas and gaiters

    I am willing to bet that, up until a few weeks ago, few if any of my devoted readers were aware that the UK government has an official Commissioner for Shale Gas. And even fewer will have known that this important post was created last autumn, let alone that it was filled for just over six months by a woman called Natascha Engel. 

  • Clear policy needed to meet 2050 target, says HPA

     The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed the government’s announcement that the UK will become the first major nation to commit to reaching a net zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

  • HPA welcomes report highlighting threat of net-zero target shortfall

    The Heat Pump Association (HPA) has welcomed a new report from the Science and Technology Committee, which warns that the UK is in danger of missing its net-zero emissions targets.

  • EDF: 4,000 schools, hospitals and businesses could net £45m in energy savings with simple efficiencies

    More than 4,000 schools, hospitals and businesses could benefit from simple energy efficiency changes that could save 147,671 tonnes of carbon per year and net £45 million in savings. That’s according to EDF Energy, which conducted research on 4,150 sites in the UK, and found that the average organisation could achieve a total saving of as much as £46,316 per year. 

  • Lost energy responsible for ‘at least’ 117 million tons of UK emissions

    If EDF Energy’s analysis across 4,000 sites in the UK didn’t get the message through to you that energy efficiencies could go a long way towards reducing carbon emissions, then maybe Schneider Electric’s latest research will. The company has found that at least 117 million tons of greenhouse gases that were emitted into the atmosphere last year came from wasted energy - energy that was produced and wasted due to inefficiencies in UK buildings, or lost during the generation and transmission process. 

  • It’s deja vu all over again

    There was much rejoicing at the Carbon Capture & Storage Association at the announcement in the latest Budget that the Government would be making £800 million available over the next five years.

  • MCPD: Your questions answered

    The medium combustion plant directive (MCPD) is a means of improving air quality. It controls SO2, NOx, CO and particulate emissions from plant equipment, by regulating medium sized equipment that performs combustion. The MCPD became law in December 2018, but there is still some confusion surrounding it. Clinton Noble, diesel generator sales manager at Finning UK & Ireland, addresses some frequently asked questions about the MCPD and back-up generators.