Continuation of energy efficiency fund gives Northern Ireland boost

Firms in Northern Ireland that want to purchase energy efficient equipment to cut costs and reduce the environmental impact of commercial energy consumption can continue to access Invest Northern Ireland’s 0% APR Energy Efficiency Loan Fund for at least two more years. Following an independent review...

UK needs energy system overhaul, claims report

A new report from Policy Exchange has called for a wholesale overhaul of the UK’s power system to create a level playing field for clean energy flexibility technologies to compete with dirtier forms, which would ultimately save consumers as much as £90 a year by...

Scotland and Wales potential sites for floating wind projects

The deal could see the sites up and running by 2020, with DP Energy chief executive Simon De Pietro emphasising how floating offshore wind will be a significant part of the renewable energy market, exploiting new areas of resource while reducing the cost of deployment,...

New ‘central heating for cities’ to help reduce energy bills

The first part of a £320m fund will upgrade heating in towns and cities to supply Low Carbon and recycled heat. Dubbed ‘central heating for cities’, heat networks also have the potential to reduce heating costs, in some cases by more than 30%. The networks will...

Scotland plans for Renewables boost

A new independent report claims that Scotland can and must obtain half of its energy from renewable sources within the next 14 years. And an Energy Saving Trust report, also just published, shows that Scotland is already making progress towards this goal, estimating that 2015 saw...

New report casts doubt over Smart Meter Viability

The Government needs to show that its claimed £6.2bn benefit, due from the roll-out of its smart meter programme, is based upon truly robust evidence, according to another scathing report upon the entire exercise – this time from the House of Commons Science and Technology...

UK drops out of top ten on International energy sector table

he UK has fallen out of the top 10 of a respected international league table of countries’ energy sectors for the first time. The World Energy Council blamed the government’s “lack of clarity” and “myriad of changes,” which it said have left the country facing a...

Consumers Concern over energy bills drop to lowest level

Government research has shown that consumers’ worries over paying for energy bills dropped to their lowest level last month since the project began more than four years ago. Yet despite this, public support for energy efficiency continues to be strong and there is also a continuing...

Continuation of Energy Efficiency fund gives Northern Ireland Bosst

Firms in Northern Ireland that want to purchase energy efficient equipment to cut costs and reduce the environmental impact of commercial energy consumption can continue to access Invest Northern Ireland’s 0% APR Energy Efficiency Loan Fund for at least two more years. Following an independent review...