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Northern Ireland record highs for wind power

Northern Ireland record highs for wind power

Northern Ireland has had a record – breaking year for wind power production according to new figures released. On the 17th December 2013 at 18:30 GMT the highest ever level was recorded, showing 506MW of electricity generated which represents 36% ...

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Low Carbon Network Fund project could save consumers 20% on energy bills

Low Carbon Network Fund project could save consumers 20% on energy bills

An £8.3 million energy efficiency trial backed by Ofgem could save consumers 20% on their energy bills. Money from the Low Carbon Network Fund was used to test different energy saving approaches across 4,000 households in the Solent area by Southern ...

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Community solar could benefit schools in Staffordshire

Community solar could benefit schools in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Sunny Schools project are hoping to raise £880,000, by selling shares to locals for a fair financial return of around 10% to fit solar panels on the school rooftops. The money will be used to have the panels fitted, ...

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Carbon floor price expected to be be frozen by Treasury

Carbon floor price expected to be be frozen by Treasury

The unpopular carbon floor price is expected to be frozen from 2016 by the Treasury in a bid to keep prices down. According to The Mail on Sunday the Government are planning to stop the rise of Green Tax, which ...

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Colchester Borough Council cuts energy costs

Colchester Borough Council cuts energy costs

An Essex town, which is the oldest recorded in England, has cut its energy bills over four years by revamping public buildings and rolling our an energy efficiency drive. The Borough Council in Colchester reduced it’s carbon footprint 2,444 tonnes ...

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European Commission supports flexible 2030 renewables target

European Commission supports flexible 2030 renewables target

The European Commission proposed a binding target on Wednesday for Europe to get at least 27% of it’s energy from renewable sources by 2030. The Commission set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels, with ...

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New incentive of golden rule opt-out for green deal relaunch

New incentive of golden rule opt-out for green deal relaunch

  The Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) could remove the scheme’s golden rule, where measures installed must repay the investment within 25 years. Jon Booth, director of household energy efficiency at Decc said at the UK Green Building ...

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Switching figures peak at the end of 2013

More than 1 million customers changed their energy tariffs in November and December last year, according to the latest figures. Electralink recorded the data, which shows that 1,006,435 consumers changed their tariffs at the end of 2013. 23% moved over to ...

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UK DNO’s share trial data

UK DNO’s share trial data

Representatives from electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) across the UK attended a smart grid knowledge-sharing event, where Northern Powergrid – the DNO for the Northeast and Yorkshire – shared the latest progress from a range of innovative ‘smart grid’ trials. ...

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Compostable carrier bags launched at Co-op

Compostable carrier bags launched at Co-op

Co-op foodstores have launched a new scheme to offer compostable carrier bags to their customers that can also be used as food waste bin bags. The trial has been started in several areas in England and is being rolled out ...

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