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Water companies are urged to look at sewer overflows

UK beaches are failing to meet the minimum requirements for water quality pollution, sparking an urgency for water companies to monitor sewer overflows. The Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) annual Good Beach Guide found that 42 beaches failed to meet the ...

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Northern Ireland Water cuts prices

NI Water is due to lower it’s non-domestic water and sewerage prices by around 2.7% from April. The retail price index (RPI) is currently running at just above 3%, therefore the company says the reduction is particularly noteworthy. Metered customers ...

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£31 million funding to develop nuclear technology

£31 million funding to develop nuclear technology

The government have announced that there will be £31 million of funding going to nuclear technology and a long-term nuclear strategy. The strategy, published by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), reaffirmed government’s position that nuclear power will ...

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Centrica signs landmark deal to import LNG from US

Centrica has signed a new long-term deal to import LNG from America, amid fears of a supply shortfall just a few days after the UK gas spot price reached a record high. The company is set to buy 1.75 million ...

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£2 million boost for Cornish marine energy

£2 million boost for Cornish marine energy

Marine energy device developers in Cornwall have been given a £2 million funding boost. The money is from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will be made available for two years to support the development and deployment of devices ...

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Call from Eon UK chief to scrap the carbon floor price

Speaking at the Future of Utilities conference in London yesterday, the UK chief of Eon Tony Cocker said that the carbon floor price should be scrapped, likening it to the poll tax on energy consumers. “[The carbon floor price] was ...

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Energy Minister Hayes says he will consider the short-term future of coal

Energy minister John Hayes has said that he will consider making a statement about the short-term future of coal. Shadow Energy minister Tom Greatrex urged Hayes to show investors in the UK coal industry and clean coal of it’s role ...

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Shell not allowed to return to the Arctic to drill for oil

Shell has been banned from returning to drill for oil in the Arctic, due to serious problems occurring when the rig ran aground off a small Alaskan island on New Year’s Eve. The Obama administration said that the company would ...

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Almost 2,000 Green Deal assessments completed

Since the government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme was launched at the end of January, almost 2,000 Green Deal assessments have been completed. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) released figures yesterday showing that 1,803 assessments have been undertaken, ...

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UK profits for Eon drop by a third

Last year Eon’s UK profits took a dive by around a third as the company struggled to improve it’s customer relations. In the generation and upstream businesses, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation plummeted by 42 per cent year-on-year ...

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