ENERGY LIVE 2013 is on its way please check out the new website www.energylive2013.com in the next few weeks. The venue for the conference is the London Film Museum in Covent Garden and the date for your diaries is THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7th!
IF you came to EL2012 you know what we do and thanks to all 450 of you who came that day to enjoy the ground breaking conference that so many of you told us you loved. We are creating something even more exciting and original this year so sign up for tickets soon as this time we are limiting access to just 400 this year.
Many have asked for the solution to our Crossword on the back page of the conference brochure so here you are:
4: Turbines 1: Interconnector
8: Caroline Flint 2: Huhne
10: Procurement 3: Ofgem
11: Energy 5: Brent Crude (many struggled with that one!)
13: Nuclear Energy 6: Wind
14: EMR 7: ELN
15: CRC 9: DECC
17: Blackout 11: Electric cars
18: Biomass 12: Renewables
19: Ed Davey 13: North Sea
Can driving trains more efficiently save both money and energy? Vicky Ellis investigates.
Unions have condemned National Grid’s £3.6 billion profits for the last year as they claim hundreds of workers could soon face potential job losses. Whilst energy prices rise and consumers struggle to pay their bills, GMB the union for workers in the energy sector said the company’s profits are “shameful”. Gary Smith, GMB’s [...]
London’s art gallery Tate Modern (pictured) will soon get its heating and hot water demand from waste heat recovered from an electricity substation. UK Power Networks will use heat recovered as a by-product from its £60 million refurbished electricity substation Bankside. Engineering group Arup, which is also working on the project, claims the system is [...]
US billionaire Donald Trump has launched a legal case to challenge the Scottish Government’s approval to build an offshore wind farm in Scotland. The Trump Organisation lodged a petition seeking a judicial review of the Government’s decision to approve the £230 million development near his luxury golf resort. The tycoon is claimed to have said [...]
The UK Government has aimed to make sure the majority of households (84%) that don’t switch to get the best energy deal will soon be “savvy switchers”. Householders could save as much as £158 a year by switching suppliers but only a quarter of homes switched between March 2012 and March this year. Publishing the [...]
Power supplier SSE has agreed to buy a wind farm project near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, in which it plans to invest around £200 million. The energy company acquired the 33-turbine Dunmaglass project from Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) and expects to begin full construction later this year. When completed, the wind farm will [...]
The Energy Live Consultancy Awards shortlist was announced last week and the industry reaction to it has been overwhelmingly positive. The IC Most Innovative Consultancy is sponsored by Opus Energy. Reacting to the shortlist, Steve James (pictured), Director of Corporate Solutions at the company said: “We’re thrilled with the fantastic response to the Industrial [...]
Asda’s owner Walmart has announced the completion of eight new PV projects in Massachusetts – expanding its solar footprint in the country. Almost 10,000 panels have been installed on the rooftops of eight of the US supermarket giant’s stores, which are expected to generate a total of 2.8 million kWh and cut more than 1,400 [...]
Global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs is backing a $500 million (£326.7m) fund for PV projects in the US believed to be the “largest” rooftop solar financing agreement in the country. The fund will help install around 110MW of rooftop solar installations in California, Arizona and other states where renewable company SolarCity operates. Homes [...]
BP is calling on the UK Government to step in over the firm’s rising compensation costs associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, according to reports. The firm agreed to pay £5.4 billion in compensation last year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 oil rig workers and released around four million barrels of [...]