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Switch off office equipment throughout the festivities to save energy

  The Carbon Trust advise businesses to switch off lights, turn down the thermostat and unplug the computers while the office is unoccupied through the holiday period. Just turning all printers, fax machines, photocopiers and monitors off instead of leaving ...

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The European Commission needs CCS demonstration project now

Eurelectric says that the European Commission may have failed to make a decision on funding of carbon capture and storage but a demonstration project is needed now. The Eurelectric report out last week says that further discussions will be of ...

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Ofgem announces major electricity and gas upgrade

Ofgem the UK energy regulator, announced a major investment in the country’s electricity and gas networks of the sum of £24.2 billion over the next 8 years. It will raise annual household energy bills by an average £12 each year, ...

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Solarcentury get the go ahead for a solar park near Southampton, UK

  The UK based solar energy company Solarcentury has been given permission to create a 6.3 mw solar park in Southern England. Chalcroft Farm in Southampton will be the location for the solar park, which will house 25,632 solar panels ...

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All-electric taxis trialled in Colombia

  BYD the Chinese automaker have announced that they are trialling the company’s all-electric e6 sedan as a taxi in Bogota, Colombia. Bogota’s Technology, Science and Innovation Administration will be getting several vehicles to try out, in addition to the ...

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China Solar Panel company Suntech offers deal to South Africa

  One of China’s largest solar panel producers have offered to supply 100MW of it’s photovoltaic modules for two projects in South Africa. Suntech is currently going through troubled times as it’s latest earnings report showed a dramatic drop due ...

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£100,000 up for grabs from UK government for efficiency training

  The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate (DECC) has £100,000 to be used for energy efficiency skills training. The competition will be open to proposals for training programmes to increase the skills of individuals responsible for energy use in ...

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EDF Energy delays the investment plans for Hinkley Point

  EDF Energy is reported to be delaying its decision on the investment for Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, South West England. The decision is reported to be delayed until April 2013, despite the company being expected to ...

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Ten year fuel-from-waste deal sign up for British Airways

British Airways has signed up to a ten year deal to purchase jet fuel from waste material, worth $500 million. The GreenSky London initiative will produce the fuel, with partner Solena, under a facility to convert approximately 500,000 tonnes of ...

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£1.5 billion pledged by UK to help developing world against climate change

Ed Davey the UK Energy Secretary has announced that the UK will provide £1.5 billion of finance to assist the developing world to tackle climate change on his arrival in Doha at the United Nations negotiations (COP18). The UK is ...

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