8 network projects to be funded by Ofgem

8 network projects to be funded by Ofgem

A total funding of £46 million will be offered by Ofgem to eight network innovation projects which aim to accelerate developments in the low carbon energy sector. Eight successful bidders were chosen from 10 projects at the final submission stage ...

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Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Reduced final proposals have now been submitted by Eon for the Benbrack and Loch Urr windfarms in Dumfries and Galloway. The final applications for 59.4MW Benbrack and 83.2MW Loch Urr windfarms are significantly smaller than originally planned. The Loch Urr windfarm ...

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IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA has made it’s largest investment in renewable energy so far by purchasing a 165MW wind project in the US. The Southern Texas windfarm named Cameron is being built by Apex Clean Energy, which operates on behalf of IKEA when ...

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CCS research deal signed by UK & Canada

CCS research deal signed by UK & Canada

The UK & Canada have signed an agreement to work together on research and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It is considered a vital technology to allow the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon emission from coal and gas ...

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Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has bought a windfarm with a total capacity of 16 MW in Scotland. The Earlseat project, located near Kirkcaldy in Fife is an eight turbine windfarm which benefits from  the UK’s Renewable Obligation Certificate support ...

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Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced that there are plans to set up a sovereign wealth fund in the UK from the extraction of shale gas. Davey said it is part of the UK Government’s “broader strategy to strengthen our ...

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Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

A new firm called London Local Energy has applied to the Department of Energy & Climate Change for a licence to look for shale gas in London. Fracking supporter Nick Grealy founded the company only a month ago. He also ...

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November wholesale gas prices drop to their lowest in 4 years

November wholesale gas prices drop to their lowest in 4 years

The UK wholesale price in November for gas has dropped to the lowest since 2010. Gas for November this year traded at 51.60 pence per therm (p/th), according to analysts at ICIS, 10 pence cheaper than November 2011, and lower ...

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Reshuffle at British Gas with Ian Peters named as temporary boss

Reshuffle at British Gas with Ian Peters named as temporary boss

British Gas have named current residential arm boss Ian Peters as the temporary Managing Director from December this year, when Chris Weston steps down. “Ian Peters will hold the managing director post on an “interim basis while a permanent replacement ...

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West of Duddon Sands windfarm has begun full commercial operations

West of Duddon Sands windfarm has begun full commercial operations

West of Duddon Sands offshore windfarm has begun full commercial operations, according to a statement from the Scottish Power on Thursday. The joint venture with Dong Energy worth £1.6 billion first exported power to the grid in January, part of ...

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