UK-based developer of hydrogen energy systems, Air Products, is pioneering a remote power supply and management system which uses fuel cell technology for mobile phone operators in Europe. Several mobile phone operators have been working with technological partners to develop more efficient back-up generators to power phone masts in the event of a network power failure, says Air Products. Existing generators are typically diesel-fuelled and responsible for high levels of carbon emissions.

Denmark-based supplier of micro CHP systems EC Power has launched a new energy services scheme in the UK that provides customers with low-carbon electricity and heating at a discounted price, with the added bonus of a free micro CHP system at the end of the contract.