German subsidiary in the UK offers perspective on Brexit

Gas compression and conveying firm Aerzen Machines recently welcomed fifteen German business leaders and the German Minister for European and Federal Affairs and Regional...

England-only environmental watchdog post Brexit deeply flawed, planners warn

Proposals for a post-Brexit environmental watchdog that only has jurisdiction for England are deeply flawed and will not provide enough independent scrutiny of the...

New guides tap into growth of innovative power deals for UK firms

The world’s most iconic businesses – Microsoft, Nestle and Amazon, among many others in 75 countries – are already buying renewable energy direct from...

Energy resilience: how businesses are lighting the way

Energy consumption is one of the major drains on companies’ turnovers, and many organisations are looking at how renewable energy can reduce their spend,...

Tax relief for innovation is on the up, but many firms missing out, says...

The government is giving more of a boost than ever before to the UK’s most innovative companies, according to the latest full-year statistics from...

Keeping compliant across the UK: Differences in environmental legislation

Simon Knott of consultancy Naturally Compliant offers an overview of important differences in environmental legislation between the different countries in the UK .

Assessing the Scottish Government’s ambitions for transport electrification: Realistic or not?

Neil Bruce of Edinburgh based law firm Burness Paull LLP takes an in-depth look at what is needed in terms of policy and investment...

Bankability of early stage renewables projects will drive economic growth in emerging markets, says...

Sustainable energy consultancy K2 Management has launched a report titled Pre-construction projects: The battle to reduce uncertainty and improve business case bankability, in partnership...

Funding to support UK fuel pellet first

A recycling business which takes household waste destined for landfill and turns it into fuel has secured a £575,000 debt funding package from Lancashire...

ADCS will revolutionise the AD industry, comments gas engine specialist

Duncan McPherson, finance director at CooperOstlund, believes the scheme will prove a breath of fresh air and could help to revolutionise AD operations nationwide.

Complex and expensive energy policy is slowing decarbonisation, says Helm report

Renewables funding mechanisms are largely to blame for inflated energy costs, says the Helm report, which recommends an overhaul of the UK energy sector

Smart agriculture system wins £500k funding following investor showcase

A soil-less smart agriculture system for staple food production, Airponix, has secured £500k in funding within five months of an investor showcase run by...

Local communities urged to get ‘smart’ on tackling litter with launch of the Government’s...

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle the blight of littering, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey announced on 26 August. The money will...

Ofgem decision to cut payments to small, sustainable generators ‘makes a mockery of circular...

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, has raised concerns over Ofgem’s decision to reduce payments...

Report says data analytics will be key to addressing water industry challenges posed by...

Customer education, infrastructure modernization and the use of data analytics will be key tools to overcoming the water industry’s perennial challenges posed by aging...

Cloud-based energy aggregation and battery waste innovators pick up low carbon funding awards for...

A cloud-based energy aggregation service has picked up the Shell Springboard and Shell LiveWIRE awards, securing £180,000 of equity free funding. Another award went...

P2P funding platform secures finance for Nottingham AD plant construction

A firm that was rejected on no fewer than 25 occasions to fund the construction of a new anaerobic digestion plant is now seemingly...

Lights out for PPA-funded solar

A detailed new analysis shows that the standard method for financing large scale solar PV schemes in the UK is no longer economically viable....

2017 rateable values include unexpected business rates hike for solar rooftop

Business rates for ‘mainly export’ solar agreed with Valuations Office but concern over 6-8 fold tax hike for business solar rooftops The draft rateable values...

SEPA strategy document outlines change of approach and vision of a “21st century EPA”

On 8 August SEPA published a new strategy document, titled One Planet Prosperity - Our Regulatory Strategy, which sets forth changes in the way...