New electricity connection to France gets go-ahead

The new ElecLink electricity connection between Britain and France will provide greater access to the continental electricity market, and help to reduce consumer bills as electricity can be flexibly imported and exported to take advantage of cheaper prices. The project will run through the Channel Tunnel...

Energy and climate policies: Getting the best from Brexit

Last week, a range of experts gave their views on what should be the energy and climate priorities in forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Among those presenting to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) select committee was Energy Saving Trust chief executive, Philip Sellwood (pictured), who laid...

On-street charging options make electric dreams a reality

It's not possible for everyone to have an electric car charger at home – so bringing charging infrastructure closer to where people live is going to be vital for the continued popularisation of electric cars. Good news, then – as a new £2.5million fund from the...

UK and Norway affirm important energy relationship

Today (10 February 2017), the UK Energy Minister Jesse Norman and the Norwegian Energy Minister Terje Søviknes held their first meeting at the Oslo Energy Forum. The UK and Norway share an important energy relationship that is beneficial for both countries, and after their meeting the...

Fuel Bills Cut

A new home built to the latest building regulations can cost half as much to heat as a Victorian house of the same size, according to a report published yesterday by the NHBC Foundation, the research arm of construction standards body the National House Building...

Global Efficiency Investments

Global investment in energy efficiency is now worth $221bn annually. This is two-thirds greater than investment levels in conventional power generation, according to the International Energy Agency’s 2016 annual market report on energy efficiency. In an upbeat summary of worldwide trends, the Paris-based agency records a...

Cornwall Looks to Pioneer Renewable Projects

Cornwall Council’s ambitious green plans are continuing with a new series of projects that have been developed over the last four years. The council has worked with various partners to make the most of the area’s natural resources, as an abundance of wind and sun mean...

Bonfield Review

Accreditation bodies have welcomed the publication on Friday (16 Dec) of the long-awaited Bonfield Review, and its emphasis on the importance of EPCs, but Elmhurst Energy said it was disappointed with some of the report’s omissions. Elmhurst said the report avoids a detailed analysis of why...