Ofgem warns of power shortage by 2015

Ofgem warns of power shortage by 2015

8th October 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

According to a report by energy regulator Ofgem, Britain is at risk of running out of energy capacity in the winter of 2015-16, falling from 14% (now) to just 4%, the BBC has reported. Should this happen, the regulator said, Britain would rely more on imported gas


Waste-to-energy power plant given the go-ahead

Waste-to-energy power plant given the go-ahead

3rd October 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

A power plant that will generate energy from waste has been given Government approval following a 12-month inquiry, the Guardian has reported. The 60MW plant in Cheshire has been backed by Tata Chemicals and E.ON will cost £250m to construct.


Liquid air is a possible energy storage solution

Liquid air is a possible energy storage solution

2nd October 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

According to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, turning air into liquid could provide an answer as to how we could store energy, the BBC reports.


UK to save billions by 2030 after smart meter rollout

UK to save billions by 2030 after smart meter rollout

28th September 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

According to a report backed by British Gas, smart meters could save the UK £14bn by 2030, Business green has reported. The study also found that SMEs could save £800 on their annual commercial energy bills by installing a smart meter.


Domestic market to benefit from renewable heating scheme

Domestic market to benefit from renewable heating scheme

26th September 2012 | Posted by: Daniel Birkett | Industry News

Homeowners planning to install renewable heat technologies, such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels could soon benefit from government plans to offer financial incentives for such tasks, Business Green has reported.