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Portsmouth City Council has put a stop to its fledgling energy company after financial experts warned it would require over £15m of extra investment.
Forest Heath council’s solar farm has generated more than £1.3m of income, enabling the authority to plough over £370,000 back into council services.
The Government yesterday launched a consultation on plans to allow drilling for shale gas to go ahead without planning permission.
This summer, with the support of three councils, the HERU (Home Energy Resources Unit) will be going out for field trials. Ruth Corrall and Vic Allison looks at the HERU and what the councils hope to achieve with their involvement.
Britain has a ‘golden opportunity’ to switch to renewable energy sources without increasing the cost to consumers, a national commission has revealed.
The first council-owned energy company could be set up in Wales, following proposals published by Swansea Council.
Local authorities are been urged to set up ‘Energy Boards’ and appoint an electric vehicle champion in a new guide out today.
Swansea Council has welcomed a £200m offer from the Welsh government to support its tidal lagoon project after Westminster suggested it did not offer value for money.
Bristol City Council has been forced to award its energy contract to one of the Big Six, despite owning its own energy supplier.
Local authorities are spending over £863m with the Big Six energy companies every year, according to new research.