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Wind power could be supplying 1 in 10 homes in UK by 2020

  Wind power could be the second largest electricity source after gas  according to RenewableUK, and could be supplying 1 in 10 homes in the UK by 2020. The State of the Industry report from the trade association shows that ...

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More needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and appliances

    According to new research, more needs to be done to develop energy efficient cars, buildings and appliances. The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia published the study in Nature Climate Change this ...

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Electric Ireland and DONG Energy Join the SEDC

The Smart Energy Demand Coalition welcomes Electric Ireland and DONG Energy as new members In the past year alone The Smart Energy Demand Coalition has grown by 17 new members Electric Ireland and DONG Energy are the latest European utilities ...

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Estimated fall in EU greenhouse gas emissions for 2011

The latest estimates show a fall in gas emissions of 2.5% across Europe in 2011 according to the European Environment Agency (EEA), and further to the decrease the EU-15 group of countries showed a 3.5% decrease compared with last year. ...

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Householders advised to switch energy supplier by UK Citizen’s Advice

  The Citizen’s Advice launched a ‘Big Energy Savings Week’ to urge UK householders to switch energy suppliers in order to get the best deal available. This is in light of the recent energy price hikes, where according to Citizens ...

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Swedish furniture store IKEA plans to generate 100% renewable electricity

IKEA have announced a new strategy that will see the chain become more self sufficient in renewable energy by 2020. The strategy entitled ‘People and Planet Positive’ aims to help it’s 655 million visitors and it’s own operations become more ...

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UK public want more wind farms, according to YouGov poll

The British public would like to see more wind farms, according to a poll by YouGov which was published yesterday. The survey, which was commissioned by the Sunday Times newspaper, surveyed more than 1700 adults and found that 69% would ...

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UK government £20 million fund to charge up energy storage

Greg Barker, UK Energy Minister officially launched the government’s £20 million fund to charge up energy storage technologies on Friday. This fund promises to support innovation of energy storage designs and cut costs bringing new technologies to the market. There ...

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Consumer group Which? calls for energy market price review

The UK consumer group Which? has asked the British Prime Minister to launch an urgent review of the energy market in reaction to the latest price increases. British Gas, npower and Scottish Power all announced price increases as a result ...

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US retailer Walmart makes progress on wide-reaching environmental goals

United States retailer Walmart has said it’s making good progress on wide-reaching environmental goals and social responsibility strategy and is also the second largest onsite green power generator in the country. In its 2012 Global Responsibility report, Walmart sets out ...

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