Innovative Energy Consultancy Ltd
Innovative Energy Consultancy Ltd

Year: 2012

IEC creates energy plan for University

Glyndwr University in North Wales has recently enlisted our support to develop a formal energy management plan.   The plan, which has been approved by the Board, sets out how the university will manage energy across its sites. The next phase is to work in conjunction with the University...

Energy purchasing is becoming ever more complex, says MD Mike Jones.

This article by IEC MD Mike Jones first appeared in industry magazine Energy in Buildings and Industry.  Energy purchasing is becoming ever more complex.  The sheer number of energy suppliers coupled with fluctuating markets makes it difficult to know when to buy.  An energy management plan is the only...

IEC hosts energy event for local businesses

IEC recently joined forces with Wrexham Borough Council to host an Energy Event for local businesses.  Some 30 delegates representing businesses large and small attended the event, which focused on the issue of energy purchasing. IEC MD Mike Jones gave a presentation to help businesses understand the issues they...

British ‘least concerned’ about climate change

Britons are among the least concerned people in Europe about the threat of climate change, according to a recent report by the European Commission.  We are, however, among those most convinced that investing in greener measures like energy efficiency will boost economic growth. An article in the October issue...

Government plans to force energy companies to offer lowest tariffs

Energy firms will be legally obliged to offer customers their lowest tariff, reports the BBC. Prime Minister David Cameron has said legislation would be brought before Parliament, which would be “welcome” news for households facing rising gas and electricity costs. Otions include making companies automatically place customers on the...

New software maps carbon emissions at street level

Researchers in the US have developed innovative new software that maps carbon emissions at street level.   According to a report by the BBC, the system, known as Hestia, combines information from public databases with traffic simulations and energy consumption models.   Scientists say that Hestia could help identify...

Nationwide innovates in staff energy engagement

Nationwide is about to launch a tool to help engage its 15,000 employees with energy efficiency. The tool, provided in association with The Carbon Trust, will feature virtual representations of familiar locations, accompanied by tailored energy efficiency tips.  It includes depictions of retail branches and administration centres, as well...

UK firms missing huge opportunity to save electricity

A new report published by DECC has revealed that the UK is missing a huge opportunity for commercial electricity savings. The report ‘Capturing the full electricity efficiency potential in the UK’ states that the largest potential electricity savings remain in the non-residential sector although under existing policies, little of...

Government announces new fund for green investment

A new £100 million fund for green investment has been announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Speaking on the first day of the Global Business Summit on Energy the Deputy Prime Minister revealed that the UK Green Investments (UKGI) team, based in the Department for Business, Innovation and...