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Local authorities plan £100m energy fund

A group of local authorities in the South West are collaborating to create a £100m fund to invest in energy projects. The South West Low...

Decc to pay firms for implementing energy efficiency projects

The UK government has run its first £10 million pilot auction to see if energy efficiency measures could bid into the capacity market, a...

Energy efficiency fund raises further £72m, eyes more buys

Specialist energy efficiency fund SEEIT has raised £72m from a share placing, with dealing set to commence tomorrow (18 April). The company will use the...

Could the end for energy guzzling transformers be the dawn of a new industrial...

In this sponsored post, Wilson Power marketing manager Dr Lore Grohmann outlines how the EU Eco Design Directive for transformers is set to drive...

SEEIT energy efficiency fund shakes off Covid, eyes big buys

Listed energy efficiency fund SEEIT is eyeing £300m worth of asset buys and said it is in “advanced negotiations” for three developments valued over...

Fund plans £150m float to buy energy efficiency projects

An investment fund is planning a £150m initial public offering to buy a portfolio of energy efficiency projects and develop a pipeline of others....

ESOS: New Environment Agency tome supersedes Decc guidance

The Environment Agency has published a detailed guide to ESOS compliance, which supersedes previous Decc guidance. The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme is the UK’s implementation...

Potential for micro-grids to increase resilience in an uncertain energy landscape

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aSj0D48_0w] The rise of virtual power plants will be a key trend in 2019, according to ABB’s Sagnik Murthy. Speaking at The Energyst Event,...
Businesses will welcome any increase in power connection speed and reduction in cost

Scotland’s party leaders to make energy efficiency and renewable heat core policy

The leaders of Scotland’s political parties have signed an agreement that puts energy efficiency central to policy-making. WWF Scotland brokered the deal ahead of the...

Rising energy consumption puts EU’s 2020 targets at risk

Rising energy demand across EU member states could mean 2020 energy and emissions targets are missed, according to latest data. Preliminary 2017 data published by...

Optimise energy efficiency, comply with legislation, payback in six months

Socomec has launched Diris Digiware. In this sponsored article, the firm claims its new digital range changes the game when it comes to electrical...

Businesses need a clear energy plan to combat climate change

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtU_Kz5T6GA] With more businesses looking for less carbon-intense electricity sources, there are now a host of smaller energy suppliers taking on the ‘big six’,...

Government to axe CRC, moots subsidies for energy efficiency

The government is set to axe the carbon reduction commitment (CRC) as part of a purge on green tape. It plans to scrap the...

Energy efficiency fund IPO raises £100m

Sustainable Development Capital LLP (SDCL) has raised £100m to invest in energy efficiency projects via an initial public offering. The SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust...

Energy efficiency: Transformer rules change in July

From July, any transformer put into service must comply with strict minimum energy efficiency requirements. In this sponsored post, Bowers Electrical says its new...

Energy being wasted by ageing transformer assets

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RCr7KOfTc4] Erika Wilson, from Wilson Power, believes there will be significant opportunities around the STOR markets and renewables in 2019, while the company is...

2016 Sustainable City Awards

The City of London Corporation has announced that the 2016 Sustainable City Awards are now open for entries. For 14 years, the awards have...

Specialist energy efficiency fund buys £87m of projects, eyes more

The SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT) has used most of the money it raised by floating last week to buy a portfolio of...

Councils step up heat network plans

Fifty five local councils in England and Wales will share £3 million in government funding towards setting up heat networks. The Department of Energy...

Calls for government incentives to encourage investment in battery storage

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRoOchcpeO4] Obtaining project export capability and capacity upgrades for battery storage or EV infrastructure projects can be extremely daunting and time consuming. G99 Professional...