German oil refinery shares sold off by Total

German oil refinery shares sold off by Total

Total has sold a 16.67% share in an oil refinery in Germany. The sale and purchase agreement has been signed with stated-owned Russian oil company Rosneft. The PCK Raffinerie GmbH, located in the city of Schwedt, has a distillation capacity of ...

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Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Scotland has launched a pilot project to help students gain an insight into the energy industry. 27 pupils across 2 schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife College from January to early June this year. They found out ...

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Bournemouth council campaigns against windfarm

Bournemouth council campaigns against windfarm

A campaign has been launched by Bournemouth Borough Council to urge the government to stop the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm proposal. The council wants to save England’s only natural World Heritage Site the, Jurassic Coast, as well as Poole Bay ...

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Tesco launches food waste scheme

Tesco launches food waste scheme

Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a new scheme to reduce food waste. It is collaborating with charity FareShare and Irish social enterprise FoodCloud to achieve this goal. An app supplied by FoodCloud will be used by Tesco’s managers at different stores to tell charities the ...

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New energy law could save £12 billion a year

New energy law could save £12 billion a year

If implemented, a new energy law could save the United Kingdom £12 billion a year on energy bills. According to organisations such as Sustainable Energy Association (SEA), the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), National Energy Action (NEA) and Co-operative Energy the ‘Cost Effective ...

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Fuel price cut for rural areas

Fuel price cut for rural areas

Some of the UK’s most rural areas are benefiting from a price cut on their fuel, as a 5 pence price cut came into action yesterday which applies to 17 areas – 13 in the Highlands and 4 across the ...

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Go-Ahead Group’s profits less than it’s energy bills

Go-Ahead Group’s profits less than it’s energy bills

Go-Ahead, one of the UK’s largest transport companies has claimed that it spends more on it’s energy bills than it earns in company profits. The group runs a number of UK rail and bus firms which have more than 800 ...

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EU launches new energy platform

EU launches new energy platform

The EU has launched a new energy hub to help the member states to become increasingly energy efficient. The ‘Smart specialisation platform on energy’ will be used between regions to share their knowledge about energy investment and low carbon technologies. ...

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£500m green energy contract awarded by Thames Water

£500m green energy contract awarded by Thames Water

Business energy supplier Haven Power has been awarded a £500 million renewable energy contract to provide green energy to the water company as part of a five-year contract. There is an option for two further five-year renewals which could increase ...

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UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

An independent oil and gas producer Third Energy has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire. If approved by the North Yorkshire County Council, they plan to explore for gas at it’s site in Kirby Misperton. The necessary permits are ...

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