A report into England’s housing crisis claims that three million new social houses must be built in the next 20 years, in order to address the problem.  The report was authored by 16 independent commissioners, including former...

Our electric future

Paul Hutchens is CEO of Midlands-based solar specialists, Eco2Solar. He is a board member of the Solar Trade Association (STA), the UK's leading solar industry voice, and Chairman of the STA’s New Build Working Group which aims...
Electric vehicles (EVs) are said to cost 23% less to service and maintain than petrol models over three years/60,000 miles. Yet, there are still key hurdles to overcome before we can move to a full-scale deployment of...
By Stephen Joseph To the extent that there is any media coverage of buses, it tends to be bad news. The stories are about cuts in services leaving people isolated, declining use and fares increases. I’ve helped contribute to this...
Private sector landlords of the coldest properties in England and Wales will be required to bring their buildings up to property energy rating Band E, saving their tenants £180 on average per annum. Since April 2018 landlords have been...
Monica Mackintosh, customer services director at utilities customer engagement specialist Echo Managed Services. Every customer complaint is a disappointment and an indication that in some way a company has failed to live up to its customers’ expectations. It’s seen as...
Kevin Greenhorn, Managing Director, Energy Solutions, SSE Enterprise The Government recently set out its plan to improve energy efficiency in businesses by 20% by 2030. This is a step in the right direction – but to those of us who...
Jérôme Faissat, co-founder, Andersen Look back ten or even five years and although there was an acceptance that EVs may one day become mainstream, few predicted a rapid rise. In 2010, only around 100 EVs were sold in the US,...
Having worked some 20 years in energy management, the basic principles have remained the same, what I call the 3 ‘Ms’ - Monitor, Manage, Mitigate – and in that specific order; if you cannot do the first, then the...
The company’s UBESS (Universal Battery Energy Storage) systems have been deployed by UPS at its Camden depot. With the power demand from charging electric vehicles too great for the already buckling London power grid, Danny Jones, Founder and CEO of...