Green Energy

11 March

Good Energy wins Climate Week award for commitment to renewable energy

Green Energy PlugGood 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

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsWind 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%

Green Energy PlugGood 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

Green Energy - Solar PanelsThe 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: The plans would see solar panels covering land the size of 3,400 football pitches built on government property including ...

19 September

DECC: Green Deal is encouraging uptake in energy efficiency products

Green Energy PlugThe 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

Electrical dischargeA new report has placed Britain fourth in terms of renewable energy ranking, displacing Australia for the position. The Ernst & Young report also shows the US, China and Germany retained their positions of making up the top three in its Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices (RECAI). With cutting down greenhouse gas emissions at the ...

28 August

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

Green Energy - Solar PanelsDiscontent 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. Many local campaigners at sites set to see the construction of lots of solar farms have labelled the renewable energy devices an eyesore. In Norfolk for example, residents have ...

27 August

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

Green Energy - Turbines WindmillsNew figures show that, at times, some of the country's biggest wind farms have struggled to generate enough electricity to boil a few kettles. The data released by RWE Energy showed at one point last week, three wind farms actually took electricity out of the National Grid rather than actually supplying it with energy. The ...

21 August

Work on first household to sign up to Green Deal initiative completed

Green Energy PlugThe government has revealed new statistics on its Green Deal initiative. The figures show July saw the first UK household actually complete the process - almost six months after it launched. In total, 133 households had signed up to the scheme by the end of July, with a further 286 potentially looking to benefit from ...

26 July

nPower becomes latest big six energy supplier to drop green tariffs for new customers

Green Energy PlugNpower has become the latest to announce it will be dropping its green tariff - though, existing customers will still be able to take advantage of the offering. This now means five of the UK's big six energy suppliers have stopped offering green energy tariffs to new customers. EDF Energy, SSE, ScottishPower and E.ON all ...