New plans to introduce hydrogen in North West gas grid

New proposals to introduce hydrogen into the gas network in North West England has been unveiled. Cadent, formerly National Grid Gas Distribution, said that is part of its plans to transform the energy system and help decarbonise heat. Its study explains how hydrogen could be used in place of natural gas to power industry in […]

Talking Horses: Grand National 2017

  A Grand National racehorse could release enough energy to power almost 2,500 televisions. That’s equivalent to around 22.7kWh of power, according to research by British Gas Business. The Grand National this weekend, in Aintree, Liverpool, will see more than 40 horses compete. Watch the short film to find out some interesting energy facts about […]

Energy broker Inenco Direct to cut jobs

Energy broker Inenco Direct has announced it will be downsizing. It said there will potentially be job cuts at its offices in Liverpool and Lytham. The energy broker will confirm the number of jobs “once potentially impacted colleagues have had the opportunity to fully consider all their potential options”. A spokesperson told ELN: “Inenco is […]

Liverpool City Council to create local energy firm

Liverpool will launch an energy company to help cut fuel poverty in the city. The city council will sell gas and electricity at a lower rate than other suppliers through its new local firm named Liverpool LEECCY. Nottingham City Council’s company Robin Hood has been selected as licensed energy supplier to provide low cost power. One […]

Barry Gardiner pledges to ban fracking

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary Barry Gardiner has promised to ban fracking if the Labour Party wins the next general election. During his speech at the Labour Party Annual Conference in Liverpool, Mr Gardiner said fracking “locks the country into an energy infrastructure based on fossil fuels” instead of clean energy. His comment follows Jeremy […]

CHP plants to save NHS £1.2m a year on energy

Three NHS sites in Liverpool are to be powered by gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. That will deliver “guaranteed” financial savings of more than £1.2 million per year in total, according to developer ENGIE. Around 5,000 tonnes of carbon emissions are also estimated to be reduced annually – an average carbon saving of 29%. The French […]

Liverpool to build £100m biomass facility

A new biomass terminal is to be built at the Port of Liverpool. The £100 million facility will handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year to supply Drax power station in Yorkshire. The pellets, which will be shipped from North America, are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry. […]

Liverpool leaders promise to tackle fuel poverty

Six local authorities in the Liverpool region and more than a dozen housing associations have agreed to work more closely together to tackle fuel poverty and climate change. They signed the pledge at Liverpool Town Hall this week arranged for members of the Liverpool-based energy saving Project Viridis. Speaking at the event, Maggi Howard, Chair […]

Energy savings with Gusto – restaurant owner saves £500k

The owner of upmarket restaurant chain Gusto saved more than £500,000 in two years by nosing out unsavoury charges on its energy bills. Restaurant and bar operator Living Ventures owns Gusto – which has restaurants in Edinburgh, Liverpool and Notting Hill – and also counts eatery Est Est Est among its businesses. Energy consultancy STC […]

Switching suppliers could save £3.8bn

UK households could cut their annual energy bills by more than a fifth and save as much as £385 a year by switching suppliers. New research by comparison site suggests householders should switch from their traditional energy supplier to the cheapest available tariff, which could save a total of £3.8 billion for the economy. […]