Green Energy

29 September

DONG Energy supports the North West economy in plans to expand Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

Danish company, DONG Energy outlines support for Britain's North West economy following an announcement that the company plan to expand Liverpool's Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. The renewable energy project is an effort to upscale Britain's wind energy production to reach a yearly production target of 41GW by 2030.

19 August

Growth in customers for Good Energy despite mild winter

Growth in customers for Good Energy despite mild winter
Green energy supplier Good Energy has seen its customer base grow during the first half of 2014, helping it to overcome the fall in demand caused by warmer winter weather. It has suggested that increased marketing activities and improvements to its business logistics is likely to strengthen its position as a market leader in the ...

18 July

Think tank urges city and local authorities to drive green investments

A new report has claimed cities and local authorities should play a much more active role in clean energy investment. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think tank's report, entitled 'City energy: a new powerhouse for Britain', recommends the UK takes a similar line to that of Germany. IPPR director, Nick Pearce, said, "Around ...

11 July

British Gas backs new £60m solar community project

British Gas has backed a major £60m solar community project. The 'Big Six' energy supplier supports a major project which could fit 8,000+ solar panels.

09 July

PM David Cameron urged to support UK's solar industry in open letter

More than 150 firms have issued a letter calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to back the UK solar industry. Firms included Ecotricity, Kyocera and Good Energy all signed the letter, urging the Government to rethink proposed changes to subsidies involving solar power. The letter, which arrived on the day the Department Environment and Climate ...

04 July

Good Energy chief: new solar farm at risk with change to subsidies

Renewable energy firm Good Energy has warned a change to the subsidies for large-scale solar farm projects could put hundreds of new developments at risk. The major green energy supplier fears future projects along the lines of its development in Dorset, where the firm officially opened its first solar farm in the area last month, ...

25 June

UK breaks its record for solar generated electricity production

Britain has smashed its previous record for the generation of solar electricity, industry reports have revealed. The UK almost doubled the energy production reached this last year, but it is Germany soaring ahead in terms of solar power use, with the solar energy generating an impressive 50% of the nation's electricity at the beginning of ...

24 June

Good Energy opens first Dorset solar energy farm

Good Energy has officially opened its first solar farm in Dorset. Electricity generation at the five megawatt facility began earlier this week. Work on the site at Tout Hill, near the village of Wool, originally started in April. By harnessing the energy provided by the sun, the site will be capable of producing enough green electricity ...

23 June

Trillion Fund launches ambitious £5m crowd-funded wind turbine project

A crowd-funding company has launched what it has described as the UK's biggest peer-to-peer financed wind energy project - a £5m scheme to install a number of mid-sized wind turbines at locations across the UK. Trillion Fund has teamed up with E2Energy, a joint venture between Endurance and Earthmill, to offer investors the opportunity to ...

09 June

New £9.5m research facility set to aid marine energy development in UK

The trade association of the wind waves and tidal energies has praised the University of Edinburgh's new marine energy centre, calling it a huge step in the development of renewable energies. RenewableUK praised the FloWave Ocean Energy Research facility, which cost around £9.5m to develop, but is reported to be the first of its kind ...