Ofgem convenes English mayors in quest of better local grid planning

Seven Metro Mayors and leaders of major English cities were among civic chiefs convened by Ofgem’s CEO Jonathan Brearley in a bid to spur...

Watchdog barks: Heatnet oversight ”will fail consumers” unless lower prices & fairer practices are...

The UK’s 900,000 heat network consumers will judge regulation to have failed if it does not deliver cheaper, fairer and more reliable heating systems,...

Car decarb minister Norman urged to act on 300k charging target

Green motoring campaigners have urged decarbonisation minister Jesse Norman to add his name to moves aimed at speeding up Whitehall’s flagging drive towards 300,000...

Pope backs worldwide call for ban on new pumping of fossil fuels

Pope Francis has given his backing for a global ban on new exploration of oil and gas resources. In the run up to CoP27 in...

“Most challenging year yet”, say four nations’ community energy pioneers

Hundreds of thousands of volunteer owners and operators of Britain’s potential-rich but beleaguered community energy movement are recovering from their ‘most challenging year yet’,...

Speed up renewables’ roll out to loosen Putin’s gas chokehold, EU chief urges

Accelerating Europe’s deployment  of clean power from wind, solar and geothermal heat must be the continent's priority, as it battles to ease Russia’s grip...

Toasty! Government draws down another £19 million for heat networks

Britain’s embrace of low-emissions heat networks is set to warm further, fuelled by £19.1 million of new support from Whitehall announced late last month. Piped...

“Got a grand, Grant? Capital!” Mayor Khan & solar lobby boost training with £1,000

Trade body Solar Energy UK and London’s Mayor are delivering £1,000 grants to firms eager to train up the next generation of skilled installers...

London Mayor to offer grants up to £20k to insulate 3,200 fuel-poor homes

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is assembling a £51 million pot aimed at insulating the capital’s fuel-poor and leaky homes.   Grants of up to £20,000...

Manchester and Octopus to create 300 jobs in Carbon Neutral alliance

Greater Manchester today launched its partnership with Octopus Energy, designed to make the city-region carbon neutral by 2038, 12 years ahead of Whitehall’s national...