Good Energy launches EV charging service for UK business

Good Energy has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging offering for UK businesses, alongside the first the pilot scheme with Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall. Announced on Tuesday 15 October, One Point will see Good Energy recommending, installing and maintaining charging services to save businesses money, and help to…

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Government promises action on energy efficiency and transport emissions

In response to Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommendations, the government has announced plans to improve building energy efficiency and decarbonise transport. In the Tuesday 15 October response, the government said it would introduce: proposals to improve the energy performance of non-domestic buildings – potentially saving businesses around £1bn per…

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Consultation on ECO3 announced

Ofgem announced the first of two consultations on the Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) methodologies for calculating electricity and gas supply volumes on Friday 11 October. This consultation focuses on changes to the supply volume methodologies, with Ofgem proposing that for electricity, suppliers should provide the total kWh delivered to customers…

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Industrial Energy Transformation Fund Consultation

On Thursday 10 October, BEIS initiated a consultation which will advise the design of the £315mn Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IEFTF). IEFTF is intended to provide funding for capital investment in energy efficiency and decarbonisation over the period to 2023-24. The consultation, which closes on 21 November 2019, seeks to…

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Chemical company Linde takes 20% stake in UK hydrogen firm

Chemical giant Linde has bought a 20% stake in UK hydrogen company ITM Power, the latter announced on Thursday 3 October. Linde is investing £38mn and is part of the latter company’s plans to raise £52mn in capital. ITM Power said the two parties have also entered into a 50/50…

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Government launches new Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Simon Clarke delivered a speech to industry leaders to launch the government’s Charging Investment Infrastructure Fund on Monday 7 October. In partnership with Zouk Capital, the fund will see government investment match all private capital invested for maximum impact. “We were delighted that renewable energy…

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Anglian Water waste heat to warm greenhouses

Greencoat Capital has announced a £120mn project to construct two of the UK’s largest greenhouses, powered heated by waste heat from Anglian Water treatment plants. Announced on Thursday 3 October, the project will see £120mn of investment from major UK pension funds, managed by Greencoat Capital. The greenhouses, developed by…

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SPEN launches “largest ever” call for flexibility services with Piclo

Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) opened its “largest ever” tender in ten areas across Scotland, England and North Wales. Announced on Friday 4 September, SPEN has entered a commercial partnership with Piclo, an independent marketplace for trading flexibility online, to procure up to 95MW of flexibility. Head of DSO Graham…

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Smart ‘flexible energy’ project to be trialled in Brixton

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has announced that residents of a block of flats in Brixton, south London are set to be among the first domestic users in the UK to part in a local energy market offering flexibility services to the distribution network. Announced on Thursday 3 October, UKPN, EDF…

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£1.35mn issued to support renewable energy projects in rural communities

Tees Valley Combined Authority has launched £1.35mn in funding to support community groups in rural areas across the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber region to develop their own renewable energy projects. Announced on Wednesday 2 October, the fund will look to support projects that will benefit the local…

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