Green Energy

02 April

Good Energy's new Hampole wind farm starts to generate electricity

Green energy supplier, Good Energy, has revealed that its brand new South Yorkshire wind farm has begun generating and exporting renewable electricity. Located in the village of Hampole, near Doncaster, the wind farm cost around £16 million to construct, features four turbines and  has a total generation capacity of 8.2MW - enough electricity to power ...

21 March

Good Energy trials new smartphone app for HomeGen customers

Green energy supplier Good Energy has unveiled a new smart phone app designed to allow customers to easily claim incentive payments on the energy they generate from solar panels fitted to their homes. The app will initially launch on a trial basis and will support the supplier's HomeGen scheme. This scheme allows customers with domestic ...

11 March

Good Energy wins Climate Week award for commitment to renewable energy

Good Energy has received an award in recognition of its promotion of renewable energy in the UK. The first supplier of 100 per cent renewable electricity won 'best business initiative' at the recent Climate Week awards. Climate Week is a national initiative designed to highlight the positive actions of individuals, organisations and communities in every ...

10 March

National Grid stats: Wind power produced 11% of UK's electricity in Feb

Wind power supplied more than 11% of the UK's electricity supply in February according to new figures from National Grid. The results from British multinational electricity and gas utility company showed the wind power industry was smashing a number of records over the last few months: The February figures broke the previous record set in ...

04 March

Good Energy to increase dual fuel tariff price by 2.2%

Good Energy has announced that it will implement a price increase on its domestic dual fuel tariff. The green energy supplier revealed on Friday (28 February) that the tariff would rise by 2.2 per cent on 2 April, seeing the average cost of energy for customers hit £1,199 per year. Whereas the majority of energy ...

31 December

UK's energy minister to call for huge increase in solar panel use

The UK's energy minister is expected to make calls for a staggering four million solar panels to be installed on government land and buildings. Greg Barker is expected to make the announcement in the new year.

19 September

DECC: Green Deal is encouraging uptake in energy efficiency products

The Green Deal has encouraged many UK households to take up some form of energy efficiency updates in their home according to new figures from the government. Conducted by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the research shows more than half (56%) of households who had an assessment under the initiative had already ...

30 August

Britain up to fourth in Ernst & Young renewable energy rankings

A new report has placed Britain fourth in terms of renewable energy ranking, displacing Australia for the position.

28 August

Rush to build solar farms sees increased levels of protests against them

Discontent is rising across the country as energy companies race to complete a number of solar farms before a subsidy on them is cut next year.

27 August

Data: Some wind farms generate just enough energy to boil a few kettles

New figures show that, at times, some of the country's biggest wind farms have struggled to generate enough electricity to boil a few kettles.