Stick to gas for heat, says National Grid

Electrifying heat is not as practical as sticking with older technologies such as gas, according to the National Grid. Speaking to an audience at the Energy Event at the NEC in Birmingham, Marcus Stewart said that the cost and disruption of re-wiring the UK’s network wasn’t worth it. Mr Stewart, Future Distribution Networks Manager at […]

Carbon setting is good for business

Setting precise and stretching carbon targets is key to driving innovation and helping businesses grow. These were the words of Hugh Jones from the Carbon Trust, speaking yesterday from the Energy Event at the NEC in Birmingham. According to the Managing Director, some big firms are already seeing results through setting themselves firm targets: “Marks […]

Business not convinced by low carbon future

Charles Hendry has admitted the Government’s low carbon agenda is not winning businesses over. Speaking at the Energy Event at the NEC, he told ELN there was a long way to go to convince the business sector the pain of increasing bills was worth it in the long term to secure the Government’s CO2 targets. […]

CRC: If you’ve registered, fine. If not: fined

The companies that have so far failed to register for the CRC are in for a short, sharp and expensive shock come October 1. That’s the view of CRC specialist Richard Hipkiss, director of i-prophets energy services, who kicked off one of the opening seminars at The Energy Event. Later Hipkiss told ELN that “there […]

Council cuts light bill by almost £40,000

Portsmouth City Council has got a head start with the CRC by cutting its lighting bill by around £39,000 a year, resulting in a CO2 reduction of 326 tonnes. Lighting control firm Ex-Or cut the lighting energy consumption in the council’s buildings from 1,259,398 KWh to 655,211 KWh. Portsmouth City Council electrical services manager Jamie […]

‘Ignorance not an option’ on CRC

“Ignorance is not an option.” That was the message delivered yesterday regarding the CRC. At one of the Energy Event’s opening seminars, Richard Hipkiss, director of i-prophets energy services, told delegates that with just 17 days to go until the CRC deadline, there are under 2000 organisations registered out of a potential 3,500 to 4,000. […]