Brit fuel cell firm partners with South Korean boiler maker

British fuel cell firm Ceres Power is partnering with a South Korean boiler maker on trials for gas-powered fuel cells. Korea’s KD Navien will carry out trials of Ceres’ 1kW fuel cell module in Seoul as well as teaming up on the design of a micro-CHP (combined heat and power) product for the mass residential […]

Energy efficiency measures help boost property prices

Have you installed any energy efficiency measures in your home? If so, the value of your property could rise by 14% on average and up to 38% in some parts of England. New research released by DECC today reveals that for an average home in the UK, improving its Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) could mean […]

Hertfordshire Hospital scalpels energy and water costs by £650k

A hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire run by the NHS hopes to scalpel more than £650,000 off its energy, hot water and water bill a year after upgrading its energy centre earlier this year. Lister Hospital’s new energy centre has a new 1.4 MWe combined heat and power (CHP) unit and three new boilers will supply […]

Beijing plans to bin coal-fired boilers?

Images of Chinese city-dwellers wearing white masks over their nose and mouth to avoid breathing in coal dust could become a rarity if authorities get their way: Beijing hopes to bin most coal-fired boilers in its city centre in a bid to cut air pollution by the end of 2015. The Chinese capital wants to […]

Ofgem investigates energy firms for missing efficiency targets

Ofgem is set to investigate six energy companies for failing to meet Government efficiency targets by the December deadline last year. The regulator said firms who missed one or more of their targets are British Gas, Scottish Power, SSE, Drax, GFD Suez/ IPM and Intergen. However, EDF Energy, E.ON, RWE npower and Eggborough power managed […]

Firm told not to advertise “everlasting” boilers

A building company was told to stop advertising “everlasting” boilers by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this week. The regulator upheld a complaint that the advertising claim of South Yorkshire firm A Shade Greener – which installs solar panels and efficient boilers – was misleading. In its assessment the ASA said it thought references to everlasting […]

‘Billions unspent preparing homes for energy price hikes’

Billions of pounds are going unspent in the Government’s new scheme to insulate homes, a trade union has warned. The new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which has replaced two existing schemes – the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) – obliges energy suppliers to improve the energy efficiency of […]

Good Energy selected as National Trust partner

Power supplier Good Energy has been chosen to be the energy partner of the National Trust after the two companies signed an agreement today. This means the energy firm will offer more than four million National Trust members, supporters and volunteers a chance to sign up for its supply of 100% renewable electricity for an […]

Worried about staying warm this winter?

Are you worried about staying warm this winter? Do you need financial help? Well, a new service is urging householders to call for advice. The Home Heat Helpline provides independent help to people and families on low incomes about managing their energy bills, which includes grants for insulation, rebates and new boilers. Karen Roe, a […]

Biomass has been the “Cinderella” of renewables too long

Biomass has been the “Cinderella” of renewables too long, according to the Managing Director of an energy firm which has been selling the technology for a decade. Paul Clark of Melton Mowbray-based Rural Energy, part of the Myriad CEG group, believes the technology has been pushed out of the headlines by solar and wind. Biomass […]