Posted on: 14/02/2017
Lords becomes first 100% renewable cricket ground
Lord’s has become the first cricket ground to be entirely powered by renewable energy.
The Marylebone Cricket Club installed solar panels on the roof of its Warner stand, which will open in April.
News of the achievement came as figures from the England & Wales Cricket Board revealed that extreme weather in December 2015 linked to climate change caused more than £3.5 million-worth of damage across 57 cricket clubs.
> Read the announcement from Lord's
Ofgem confirms pre-pay price caps
Energy regulator Ofgem has set the levels for the pre-payment meter price caps, which will come into force in April.
The caps vary according to the type of meter and the region in which the user lives.
Ofgem expects the caps will save the average customer around £80 a year.
> View the caps
US developer to install device at wave hub
American company GWave is to test its 9MW device at the Wave Hub in Cornwall.
The firm has spent the past decade developing its power generation vessel (PGV) technology and is preparing to bring the first full-scale vessel across the Atlantic
Claire Gibson, Wave Hub’s Managing Director, said: “GWave’s wave device is exceptional and we are excited by the prospect of it being demonstrated at Wave Hub.”
> View WaveHub's statement
Terra Firma in wind assets sale
Private equity firm Terra Firma is selling its Infinis Wind portfolio to an infrastructure fund managed by investment bank JP Morgan.
The portfolio consists of19 sites with a combined generating capacity of 343MW, with an additional 66MW site that is due to become operational by the end of February.
The deal follows the sale of the Infinis Group’s landfill gas assets to 3i Infrastructure in December.
> See Terra Firma's statement
Vattenfall in Thanet extension proposals
Vattenfall has unveiled plans to extend its 300MW Thanet wind farm off the coast of Kent.
The Swedish company has written to The Crown Estate seeking permission for the project.
The proposals involve adding a further 34 turbines to Thanet’s existing complement of 100 towers, which began operating in 2010.
> Read The Crown Estate's announcement