UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

An estimated £39.6 billion was invested in the UK’s renewable energy industry between 2010 and 2014. Decc’s latest figures show electricity capacity from renewable sources has grown by 165% since 2010 and currently provides 18% of the nation’s needs – powering ...

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Switching energy suppliers saved UK public £38 million

Switching energy suppliers saved UK public £38 million

DECC has claimed that it’s “Power to Switch” campaign has saved the public millions. In just one month it says the government scheme was used by 130,000 households to switch energy suppliers – saving them £38m. The Coalition’s advert and ...

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2000 smart engineers to be trained in Bradford

2000 smart engineers to be trained in Bradford

Bradford is to produce 2000 new smart meter engineers at a bespoke dual fuel smart meter training centre. Utilities Academy based in Bradford, has courses sanctioned by the National Academy for Skills and Gas Safe, launched a big drive to ...

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SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE has been fined £100,000 for overcharging at six of it’s power stations. Ofgem found the supplier demanded excessively high amounts to switch off it’s hydropower stations when the grid was unable to cope with their electricity. When there is ...

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Osborne cuts tax on North Sea oil in 2015 Budget

Osborne cuts tax on North Sea oil in 2015 Budget

Chancellor George Osborne announced in his 2015 Budget speech that he will guarantee tax relief for North Sea oil and gas companies. He confirmed the so-called Supplementary Charge would be reduced from 30% to 20% with immediate effect and would ...

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European Parliament approve new rules for eco-friendly lorries

European Parliament approve new rules for eco-friendly lorries

The European Commission put forward new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which reduce fuel usage by 7%-10% and cut greenhouse emissions. That could mean savings worth €5,000 (£3,565) every year in fuel costs for a typical ...

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Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour party promise to give Ofgem new powers to cut energy bills

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to give the energy regulator more powers to cut energy bills by next winter,  if he becomes Prime Minister in the upcoming election. He said he would pass a new law to give the regulator ...

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UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

Siemens have been named as the ideal supplier to deliver turbines for an offshore windfarm in the UK. This will be the second phase of DONG Energy’s 330MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Siemens will install its 7MW turbines at the ...

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EU renewable energy share reached 15%

EU renewable energy share reached 15%

In 2013 the share of renewable sources in the European Union reached 15%, which is up 8.3% from 2004 according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. The EU has set a target of 20% renewable sources to be ...

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Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

British homeowners are unaware of how efficient, or inefficient their homes are according to a recent survey. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency ...

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