Almost 62% of energy consumers are ‘more likely to buy sustainable products’

A third of energy consumers had stopped using a product or service because it was not sustainable, according to a new report

EU bank backs Irish smart meter rollout with €150m

It will support ESB Networks’ installation of 2.4 million smart meters in homes and businesses across the country by 2024

Hertfordshire lights up streets with LED upgrades

The switch to LED street lighting is expected to eliminate almost 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide and save Hertfordshire’s taxpayers around £5m a year

ENGIE takes over Swiss energy solutions provider tiko

Its platform allows customers to group all their electrical devices in a virtual power plant and help manage fluctuations on the grid

EU’s 2020 energy efficiency target gap ‘continues to widen’

Latest figures reveal energy consumption in the EU continued to increase for the third consecutive year

OVO Energy investigated over customer consumption information

Ofgem has launched an investigation into the information on gas and electricity usage given to customers by OVO Energy. That includes estimates on how much energy they used during winter 2016/17 and the accuracy of the annual consumption figures given to customers in their annual statements. The regulator will examine whether OVO Energy breached licence […]

E.ON unveils new smart meter mobile app

E.ON has unveiled a new smart meter management mobile app. The ‘E.ON See’ tool is being offered to some smart meter customers instead of a physical display and aims to allow them to accurately check data usage whenever and wherever they are. The energy firm says its near real time information on daily, weekly and […]

US invests $60m in innovative energy tech

The US Department of Energy has announced up to $60 million (£42m) in funding for the development of innovative energy technologies. The first programme aims to develop new technologies that decrease energy usage of future vehicles through the use of connectivity and automation. It seeks transformative technological solutions that will enable at least a 20% […]

Siemens offers ‘Smart Pay As You Go’ energy service

Engineering giant Siemens is offering a new ‘Smart Pay As You Go’ (PAYG) solution in a bid to provide more flexible options to energy customers. It will help consumers top up their smart electricity and gas meter when they want and virtually anywhere they want using either the web, an app, text message or via […]

BP forecasts slower growth in global energy demand

Global demand for energy continues to grow but at a slower pace over the next two decades, a new report predicts. According to BP’s Energy Outlook, energy usage globally is expected to rise by 41% from 2012 to 2035 compared to 55% over the last 23 years. At least 95% of that increase is expected […]