Denmark has set the most ambitious low-carbon target in the world – according to new legislation the country will generate 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.
Smart meter specialist Itron and Silver Spring Networks are among the latest firms to sign up to the US government ‘Green Button’ initiative to give consumers access to user-friendly information about their energy use.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron promised a “bold transformation” of the country’s energy infrastructure in a speech at the Institute of Civil Engineering earlier this week.
Following the letter earlier this week from business leaders urging the Chancellor George Osborne to stay on the path a low-carbon economy, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson today sent an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to back renewables.
Nuclear power is essential to keeping the UK’s lights on over the next 40 years while meeting low-carbon energy targets, according to an analysis by the government’s former chief scientific advisor.
The UK government offered a helping hand to energy guzzling industries, which could see their average electricity prices rise 28% by 2020.
UK utility EDF Energy has agreed to invest £4.5 million in helping vulnerable customers in response to an Ofgem investigation into its sales practices.
Co-ordinating links to new offshore wind farms could reduce costs by up to £3.5 billion, according to a report published yesterday by UK energy regulator Ofgem and the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
The UK’s northwest-based Energy Innovation Centre yesterday launched a £29.2 million fund for innovators and companies looking to bring new ideas to the energy distribution market.