Floating offshore wind could bring huge benefits to Devon

A new report reveals how the opportunities from developing Floating Offshore Wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea can be maximised.

The report , commissioned by Heart of the South West LEP and co-funded by Devon County Council , North Devon Council and Torridge District Council , was launched at the Northern Devon Floating Offshore Wind supply chain opportunities event held at the South West...

Heat network projects awarded funding to reduce waste and create energy

Heat networks that will use Energy from Waste to be developed in East Devon and London with support of funding awarded through the Government’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).

Over £250 million of funding has been awarded to heat network schemes under the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) since it opened its doors to applicants in 2018. The total Capex of schemes...

The real cost of overnight energy use 

Having electric appliances on or on standby all night can add over £1,000 to a yearly bill.

Energy bills are rising across the UK and many households will be looking for ways to cut back on costs.

The cost of running electrical appliances is set to increase in April 2022, with the energy price cap increasing for approximately 22 million people in the UK after wholesale...

New action plan set out for South West energy opportunities

On 11th March the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership met with Western Power Distribution , EDF Energy , Regen SW , the South West Energy Hub , and local Government partners for an Energy Deep Dive roundtable, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the South West’s energy sector.

The Heart of the South West LEP is delivering the area’s Build Back Better plan...

Change the world with M&S Energy and Crowdfunder

£50,000 funding available for community environmental projects

Once again Crowdfunder and M&S Energy have joined forces to launch the M&S Energy Community Fund Competition.

If you are committed to being environmentally conscious through installing renewable technology or energy efficiency measures, or you’re looking to do your bit for the planet, both M&S Energy and...

Photovoltaic solar panels against the sky

Devon's countryside charity dismayed at approval for the county's biggest solar farm to date

Devon CPRE is dismayed that plans for yet another massive solar farm - the largest so far in Devon - were today unanimously approved by North Devon's planning committee.

An application submitted by ND Solar Enterprises Ltd, a shell company based in Bristol, has been given the go-ahead despite impassioned speeches from members of the local independent charity which fights to protect...

The Crown Fuels: Properties featured in The Crown rack up energy bills of up to £2m

The Crown is renowned for providing a dramatic look into the life of The Royals and their family, from behind-the-scenes conversations to the grandeur of their homes. But what may shock consumers this season is the eye-watering amount of energy these historic properties require each year to run.

Buildings expected to feature prominently in season four of The Crown - including Diana’s...

Off grid homeowners across Devon see price of energy drop

The trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) says off grid homeowners across Devon are seeing prices of heating oil drop by up to 27% since the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Sutherland Tables, a provider of comparative home heating costs for the most common fuels in the UK and Republic of...

Electrically Unconcerned, making a decision not to act is better than lack of consideration

It’s not often that you write about something nobody worries about. Worry, like many things, goes in waves. Either nobody except a seemingly strange individuals, probably with beards seem concerned or conversely everybody is tearing themselves apart at the potential catastrophe and attempting to spread their view across social media. Normally, the issues and conundrums of the current position...

£10m investment for Devon power network

A £10million project to reinforce and upgrade a post-war 33kV power network in Plymouth is underway.

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the region, is committed to investing in its network to further improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

The first stage of the initiative involves updating 48 kilometres of cables over 17 circuits...