Opus Energy visits Northampton school to share why renewable energy is so important

As one of the country’s leading business energy suppliers and as part of the Drax Group, Opus Energy is committed to changing the way energy is generated, supplied and used for a better future. We’re also passionate about getting out and about in our communities and contributing however we can.

The decarbonisation of transport: The next step

As the UK continues to set new generation records, it’s safe to say that the decarbonisation of the energy sector is well underway. The next aim? To reduce the carbon footprint of transport. According to REN21, a global policy advisory body, transport accounts for up to 33% of global energy demand, and Parliament Magazine, a […]

Drive my car: Opus Energy teams smash charity challenge

In late May, 100 wacky racers took on the Twin Town Challenge, a fun charity car rally which sees competitors drive from Witney, Oxfordshire to its twin town of Le Touquet, France over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. The catch? The car must cost no more than £500. The challenge is a biennial event, […]

10 million and counting – so how do smart meters work?

The UK’s smart meter roll-out is well underway. According to statistics published by the government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, by the end of March 2018 there were more than ten million smart meters installed across the UK, in both domestic and non-domestic sites. But why are smart meters being rolled out, how […]

How the ‘rebound effect’ makes us use more energy (and what it is, exactly)

We often take energy for granted, but getting it from grid to business can be complicated. When you start investigating the principles of supply and demand, it can get even more complex. One economic phenomenon that we think is pretty interesting (as energy industry enthusiasts) is known as ‘the rebound effect’. Energy-efficiency technology means we […]

The Powering Past Coal Alliance: What is it, and why is it so important?

Renewable energy has been on a roll for the last few years. As the UK, Europe and the rest of the world are demonstrating the importance of a swift transition away from fossil fuels, deployment of renewable sources has rocketed. As this has happened, there has been striking change in the UK’s energy mix. The […]

The UK’s first hydrogen train will be pulling up in 2020

The UK will see it’s first hydrogen-fuelled train in 2020, the Rail Safety & Standards Board has announced. The prototype train, announced in February 2018, is projected to be on the tracks by late 2019 or early 2020. The pilot scheme will test the viability of hydrogen as a fuel for passenger trains and, pending […]

Opus Energy’s apprenticeship scheme: Building a brighter future

At Opus Energy, we are proud to play our part when it comes to supporting the next generation, bolstering the training and development of our employees at every stage of their career. That’s why we run an apprenticeship scheme in our Northampton headquarters, working closely with Northampton College to give the brightest local talent a […]

Cornwall’s secret hotbed of renewable energy potential

Cornwall could be the home of the UK’s first geothermal station used for energy generation as well as district heating, if ambitious plans go ahead. Cornwall is one of the few places in the UK where there is geothermal resource that is worth tapping. Thanks to funding awarded by the European Regional Development Fund, the […]

Bill Gates, Carbon Capture Storage, and trying to save the world

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a sustainability technology which has been deployed with some successes, but only on a small scale. However, some people are working on a CCS plan larger than anyone has thought possible. How does CCS work? CCS collects carbon dioxide from the air, released by the combustion of fossil fuels such […]