The UK renewables lobby has doubled down on warnings over planned reforms to network charging, suggesting they damage sectors “vital” to the country’s decarbonisation and push projects to the brink of failure.
EO Charging has partnered with energy supplier Bulb and Suffolk County Council to launch what the trio claim to be the country’s first “fully open” charging network.
The UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) have committed to cut the red tape surrounding EV charger installations, aiming to help facilitate more mass installs.
The Climate Group wants to bring about the introduction of more than 2 million new electric vehicles by 2030, led by major global businesses, in a bid to stimulate the “EV revolution”.
IT and tech giant Fujitsu has unveiled a blockchain-powered, demand side response technology designed to allow energy trading between energy consumers.
Equinor, the energy major formerly known as Statoil, has acquired power and gas trading firm Danske Commodities for €400 million (£350 million).
The low carbon and renewables economy posted strong growth in 2017, but onshore wind and solar PV continued to be beset by a retraction of government support.
With npower shelling jobs and even the quickest-growing independents struggling to turn a profit, it’s becoming increasingly clear that margin-based business models are a thing of the past. Liam Stoker reflects on a week which has proven the direction of travel for energy suppliers lies away from pure commodity sales.
Innogy-owned UK energy supplier npower has announced it will lose as many as 900 jobs over the coming year as part of a major cost reduction programme.