Preparing Your Business for a Better Future: Strategies for a Successful 2023

As a business owner, it is important to stay ahead of the competition and ensure that your business is prepared for the future. In...

Faraday Challenge hands out £27.6 million to battery innovators

Projects exploring battery recycling, digital twins, new battery materials, and new manufacturing techniques have received funding from the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge. From digital twins...

It’s time to have your say: be part of the Business Energy Tracker 2023

By Anthony Ainsworth, COO of npower Business Solutions In 2022, we conducted a major piece of research among 200 large energy users that asked them...

Scots hill to roar with power, as Tag tags Santander for big battery

Power storage provider TagEnergy has secured funding for its fourth amp-amungous crèche-for-coulombs in the UK, the 49.9MW/100MWh Roaring Hill development in Fife. Santander UK are...

“Gneiss to see you!”: power storers Gravitricity ask financiers to drop in

Energy storage firm Gravitricity has appointed corporate finance specialists Gneiss Energy to spearhead a £40 million funding drive.  Three demonstrator projects before 2028 are...

Shapps publishes suppliers’ performance on Energy Bill Support vouchers

Energy firms vary unacceptably in their success or lack of it in delivering energy savings vouchers to to customers struggling with high prepayment meter...

NG-ESO puts coal plants on standby again tonight, as suppliers prep DSR cash for...

National Grid ESO has for the second time this winter requested coal-burning power stations to be put on standby, and is asking suppliers to...

Ranked: Britain’s top 10 snuggest boroughs for EPC performance

London has five of Britain’s ten highest-performing local authorities for home energy efficiency, new research has found. Tower Hamlets, the City of London and Hackney...

ITM Power’s shares drop 12% on new boss’s profits warning

Shares in AIM-quoted catalyser builder ITM Power closed more than 12 per cent down today at a year low, as investors reacted to a...

Citizens Advice: Millions left in dark, as 1 pre-payment meter is cut off every...

3.2 million clients on pre-payment meters saw their power supply terminated last year, equivalent to one disconnection every ten seconds, new research by Britain’s...

Money needed now for mass home retrofits, powercos, councils & builders urge Sunak

Power retailers, social landlords and councils are urging Rishi Sunak to begin mass insulation now among Britain’s 28 million homes, instead of waiting three...

One in four small businesses “will suffer”, says FSB, as Govt cuts energy bill...

Representatives of British business reacted with emotions ranging from despair to resignation today, in response to the government's reduction in protection from rocketing energy...

Enabling flexibility at all levels of the grid

Distributed Energy Generation (DERs) and electrification of the transport sector will result in more grid challenges at a regional and local level. The Local...

Gravitricity ponders hydrogen as “porridge” for ‘Goldilocks’ storage shafts

Inertia-based power storage pioneers Gravitricity are positing steel-lined mine shafts and rock piercings nearly 400 metres deep as storage tanks for Britain’s soon-to-be-abundant hydrogen. The...

Octopus completes acquisition of Bulb

Extravagantly paid energy tyro Hayden Wood’s “too-big-to-fail” failed supplier Bulb, once the doyen of lying premier Johnson, finally collapsed into the arms of Octopus...

The Energyst – Latest issue out now

The latest edition of The Energyst is now ready to read today online or via the new Energyst App. The Energyst is now published monthly,...

Infrastructure Bank offers councils £4 billion for heat networks, as D-BEIS warms three towns’...

More than £30 million from public funds is set to benefit heat networks in Hull, Peterborough & Wigan. Projects in the first two cities are...

Shapps reverses Truss ban, launches homes insulation drive in third week in December

Energy secretary Grant Shapps did at the weekend what libertarian PM Liz Truss refused to two months ago, launching an £18 million publicity drive...

What power do businesses have to change our energy future?

By Anthony Ainsworth, COO of npower Business Solutions For more than a year, the UK energy market has experienced a period of unprecedented volatility, with...

Zenobē signs Stateside deal with Japanese partner

Battery storage specialist Zenobē is eying expansion in the USA, via a foothold in the north east about to be secured with a Japanese...