UK-first renewable heat network demonstration secures research funding
A low carbon heating project led by E.ON working with the University of Exeter and technology providers SK Solar and Star Renewable Energy has today been awarded a Government research grant to carry out the feasibility w
Pioneering community solar investment scheme gets green light
At least 150 low income households in Staffordshire will be in line for substantial savings on their energy bills after a groundbreaking community energy project has the green light to go ahead, having successfully raise
"Disastrous" day for fracking as council planners reject drilling plans
Local residents and campaign groups are celebrating the recommendation by council planning chiefs to reject plans for shale gas drilling in Lancashire.
UK's only public sector solar developer rebrands as a nationwide firm
Swindon Borough Council has renamed its green energy company Public Power Solutions (PPS) to reflect its new UK-wide role as a provider of innovative power and waste solutions for local authorities and the public sector.
Weather experts warn the UK to expect a three-month freeze
Weather experts WSI have warned of a lengthy spell of below-normal cold conditions that will keep the UK and Scandinavia shivering until at least April.
£7 million boost for heat industry low-carbon innovation
Heat recovered from industrial waste, super insulated pipes and advanced algorithms are among the winning ideas in a million pound Government-run competition to drive down energy bills and boost low carbon heat supplies
Renewables can create six-times more jobs than fracking industry
Fracking industry claims about job creation in the UK are wildly over-optimistic and any jobs boom would be short-lived, according to a new research report.
Scotland can cash-in on a switch to a circular economy, report finds
Scotland can capitalise on the industrial and economic opportunities of a more circular economy, according to a report published today.
Wind energy saved the UK a £579m fossil-fuel bill in just one year
Wind power is now critical in making the UK’s energy supply more resilient by cutting costly imports of fossil fuels, new analysis has found.
REA to champion solar power with launch of UK Solar trade body
Just months after ending its affiliation with the Solar Trade Association, the Renewable Energy Association has announced the official launch of UK Solar and its first storage representation body UK Energy Storage.
More people are enjoying the healthy benefits of the natural "green gym"
The public enjoyed nearly 3 billion visits to England’s countryside as more people recognise the healthy benefits of the natural environment.
Housing association solar scheme is crowdfunder's best performing project
A partnership between Oakapple Renewable Energy and Edison Energy to install up to 749 roof mounted solar PV systems for Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has become the best performing project, in terms of conversi
Community energy group slams RSPB block of wind farm plans
A community energy group has heavily criticised attempts by RSPB Scotland to block planning consent for a neighbourhood wind farm.
Public sector urged to switch to ultra-low emission vehicles
Up to 35 public sector organisations are being asked to bid for funding from a £5 million scheme to support ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV), Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced today.
Battery-powered trains return to make rail travel greener
The first battery-powered train to run on Britain’s rail network in more than half a century is to enter passenger service this week.