The 1st village in Australia to go 100% renewable

A remote village in Australia has attracted international attention after a new plan by its residents to disconnect entirely from the Aussie power grid. Tyalgum, set among the rolling hills near the Queensland-New South Wales border, is a little Continue Reading

115mph winds gave Scotland its greatest renewables day yet

scotland, wind turbines, wind power, renewable energy

For the first time ever, Scotland produced enough energy in 24 hours to run the entire country for a whole day. It’s no mystery that the north of the UK is a good place to put down a wind Continue Reading

The invisible solar panel that’s changing the face of renewable energy

clear solar panel, transparent solar cell, renewable energy, solar energy, MSU

Imagine if you could cover your house with solar panels – even the windows - and no one could tell they were there. That’s a dream that’s been realised by a research team who have found a way to Continue Reading

This four-legged friend will change somebody’s life

There aren’t many times when we get to talk about company news and puppies in the same update – but the day has come, and everyone at Opus Energy couldn’t be more thrilled to announce the adoption of Continue Reading

Ofgem announces industry-changing P272 update – so what is it?

P272, Ofgem, half-hourly settlement, energy

A project that’s overhauling electricity billing as we know it is now expanding to affect all consumers in Great Britain. Thanks to new Ofgem recommendations, all suppliers are busy behind the scenes Continue Reading

Community-owned hydro plant on Thames celebrates 1st birthday

Osney Lock hydro plant, Thames, Oxfordshire, renewable energy, hydro power

A hydroelectric power station in Oxfordshire, the first ever community-owned hydro plant to be built on the Thames, has recently celebrated its first full year of generation. Osney Lock Hydro, Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: In the news July 2016

UK energy targets, energy news, decc

This month, a new Prime Minister and new cabinet see big departmental changes, while international eyes are on the UK’s renewable energy targets for 2020. Read on to find out the top energy industry Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up July 2016

energy industry, DECC, regulations, july 2016

Welcome to this month’s round-up of the most important regulatory changes in the B2B energy market. This month Ofgem have published their decision regarding Non-Domestic and Domestic objections so you Continue Reading

Brighter Business advice hub goes live!

Brighter Business, Opus Energy, small business advice

Things are getting exciting in our digital channels, because we have now officially launched our Brighter Business website - the online hub for SME business advice. Powered by us, the site formerly Continue Reading

Google uses pioneering AI to cut its energy bills

In a 150,000 sq m room sits one of Google’s huge data centres. Pulsing through its many servers are cat videos, Netflix downloads and on-demand music. There are thousands of similar rooms across Continue Reading