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British Gas Offering Free Insulation to Meet Carbon Target

British Gas, the UK’s largest energy supplier is offering free insulation to every homeowner, regardless of who they get their energy from. This move is to increase efforts to meet the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), before the deadline on ...

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European Commission Calls for Marine Data to be Made Public

The European Commission wants to make marine data public and is consulting how sea bed surveys could be used to obtain development licences by offshore wind companies. This could also be used to create a digital seabed map of European ...

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Low Carbon Technologies Potential Examined by UK Government

Low Carbon Technologies Potential Examined by UK Government

A recent analysis has been published by the UK government examining the potential of low carbon technologies which could bring economic benefits to the country. The Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) look at marine energy, electricity networks and storage and carbon capture ...

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US Department of Energy project combining carbon capture and biofuel moves to next phase

A project aimed at using captured Co2 from flue gas to produce algal biofuels is moving into it’s next phase. The US Department of Energy project is at Touchstone Research Laboratory in West Virginia, and it will use algae to ...

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Call to Government by Micropower Council for end to “distorted” UK heating market

The Micropower Council have led a call to the government for changes to be made to end the “distorted” UK renewable heating market. Currently, some renewable heat technologies are eligible to receive the government’s renewable heat tariff. This is similar ...

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US Government investigating Siemens “flaw” claim in networking equipment

The United States government are launching an investigation into claims that there are “flaws” in Siemens networking equipment that could enable hackers to attack power plants and other critical systems. A security expert claims that he found a “back door” ...

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UK Government to fight European Commission over VAT on Energy Efficiency Materials

The UK government has vowed to fight against the European Commissions demand to raise VAT from 5% to 20% on energy efficiency materials in June, and now the European Commission’s two month deadline is up. The move caused consternation in ...

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Potential of Low Carbon Technologies to be Analysed by UK Government

Potential of Low Carbon Technologies to be Analysed by UK Government

The UK government has recently published an analysis of the potential of 3 key low-carbon technologies which could bring economic benefit to the country. The Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) look at marine energy, electricity networks and storage, and carbon capture and ...

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Ford Brings Electric Vehicle Technologies In-House

US car manufacturer Ford is going to increase it’s workforce  and double it’s battery testing capabilities to enable in-house development of more electric vehicles. There are now more than 1000 engineers working on vehicle electrification technologies at it’s  R&D Advanced Electrification ...

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Danish Energy Company DONG Acquires 3 German Offshore Wind Projects

DONG Energy is paying PNE wind an initial 57 million euros, with another 100 million to follow in order to acquire 3 offshore wind projects in Germany. The projects are in the North Sea around 30 km northwest of the island ...

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