Decarbonise or risk divestment, investors warn cement makers

Investors representing $2tn in assets have called on cement makers to commit to net zero by 2050 – or risk funds divesting and access...

National Grid says Met Office collaboration sharpens solar forecasting

National Grid ESO says its collaboration with the Met Office has improved solar forecasting, in turn sharpening the accuracy of national demand forecasts on...

Lift 6GW offshore wind cap, urges SSE

SSE has urged government to lift the 6GW contracts for difference (CfD) cap on offshore wind, arguing it is inappropriate in the face of...

Wärtsilä: All about flex to 2030, then power-to-gas

The next decade is all about flexibility, according to power systems firm Wärtsilä. After that, from around 2030 onwards, power-to-gas technologies will rise to...

Net Zero: How to decarbonise heat?

Heat is the toughest aspect of decarbonisation. The Energyst asked utilities, investors and industry associations for some thoughts on how to do it According to...

Net Zero: Bristol’s £5 billion decarbonisation plan

Bristol has agreed plans to ‘decarbonise, decentralise and democratise’ the city’s energy system. Now it is trying to find a partner to fund its...

UK Power Networks to build “holy grail” microgrid at London City Airport

UK Power Networks' services arm is to build a microgrid at London City Airport that combines solar PV, CHP, new substations and automation, doubling...

SEEIT strikes solar PV deal with Tesco

SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT) has struck a deal with Tesco to deploy solar PV  projects across some of the retailer's properties. The two...

Whey to go: Cheesemaker turns waste to energy

Iona Capital has struck a deal with Wensleydale Creamery in the Yorkshire Dales to use whey by-product as feedstock for its Leeming biogas plant. It...

Banks ‘won’t lend on a merchant wind farm’

Banks are unlikely to put debt finance into merchant wind farms, according to a major renewables infrastructure fund. “Our approach is completely unlevered,” Laurence Fumagalli,...

Shell: Subsidise batteries for faster flex

The UK government should consider targeted support for small-scale battery storage if it wants households to participate in a smarter, lower carbon energy system,...

Bentley installs 2.7MW solar carport at Crewe HQ

Bentley Motors has installed a 2.7MW solar carport at its Crew headquarters. Carport specialist FlexiSolar believes it is the largest of its kind in...

Bridging the gap to decentralised energy

Energy security and cost concerns are highlighted as key barriers for UK industry to realise the benefits of decentralised energy, according to a report...

The time is now for onshore renewables

The time is now for onshore renewable energy according to renewable energy investment company, Thrive Renewables. Its 2018 Annual Report reveals a record turnover of £17...

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’,...

Glasgow aims to be UK’s first ‘net zero’ city

Glasgow City Council is aiming to be the first UK city to achieve net zero carbon emissions. The Scottish government has already set a 2045...

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,...

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...

VPP: Why Ecotricity has entered the flexibility market

Mark Meyrick, head of trading & smart grids at Ecotricity details why the company has launched a flexibility business and what sets it apart...

Siemens to spin off gas and power, ramp up smart and digital industries

Siemens is to spin off its power and gas division and bundle a majority stake of its renewables business to create a listed “pure...