Energy barriers blocking UK’s green future

And how the government could spur the uptake of renewable energy by corporates. The UK government has set its sights on achieving net zero by 2050. Having almost eliminated coal from the energy mix it is still reliant on fossil fuels through natural gas, for example. Generally, steps towards achieving decarbonisation are uncontroversial: electrify heat … Read more

Grocers lead retail sector in balancing profit pressure, planet and price rises

With lower food price inflation, upwards cost pressure on the shopping basket has softened slightly, but elevated energy costs and inflating input prices continue to threaten retailers’ bottom lines. Led by grocers, large retailers continue to turn the screw on operating cost pressures. Simultaneously, ambitious net-zero targets are forcing a farm-to-fork re-think of operating models. … Read more

£77.3m acquisition of a large operational rooftop solar portfolio

Rooftop solar acquisition

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of a large operational rooftop solar portfolio for £77.3m through a share purchase agreement.  The portfolio comprises 34MW of solar PV systems situated on c. 9,500 residential rooftops across the UK. The portfolio benefits from payments pursuant to the government’s feed-in-tariff (“FIT”) scheme, payable directly to the Company … Read more