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Metal recycling firm fined £3,000 for pollution

Metal recycling firm fined £3,000 for pollution

Tyne & Wear based metal recycling company J&J Stanley has been fined £3,000 for polluting the air with chemical fumes. Two years ago, the Police closed the roads around the site and advised locals to keep their doors and windows ...

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BP takes a drop in profits

BP takes a drop in profits

BP reported that it’s profits have dropped to $3.2 billion (£1.9 billion) during the 1st quarter of 2014, which is down $1 billion (£600m) on the same period last year. However, it is a rise on the final quarter of ...

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3 out of 27 European Nations have credible energy savings targets

3 out of 27 European Nations have credible energy savings targets

According to the Coalition for Energy Savings, a mere 3 out of 27 European countries have ‘credible and meaningful plans’ for the energy savings targets set by the EU’s 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive. The Coalition has analysed the member states plans to achieve ...

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Waste company receives fine for causing offensive smells

Waste company receives fine for causing offensive smells

A waste firm in Dorset has been fined £13,500 due to breaching it’s environmental permit by causing offensive odours. The company called Eco Sustainable Solutions composts food and green waste at their site in Chapel Lane, Christchurch. The Environment Agency ...

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The Netherlands could become gas importer in next 10 years

The Netherlands could become gas importer in next 10 years

The Netherlands could become the next gas importer in less than a decade, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA found following the latest in-depth review of Dutch energy policies, that gas production from the nation’s Groningen field is ...

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First shipment of offshore Arctic oil reaches Europe

First shipment of offshore Arctic oil reaches Europe

Energy giant Gazprom announced that the Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed the first shipment of Arctic oil to Europe on Friday. 70,000 tonnes of oil was shipped from the Prirazlomnoye platform, which was involved in a protest last year after 28 ...

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EDF Energy opens new wind farm and gas power station

EDF Energy opens new wind farm and gas power station

EDF Energy opened a new wind farm and a gas plant yesterday at West Burton in Nottinghamshire. Energy Minister Michael Fallon joined EDF Group Chairman and CEO Henri Proglio to open the Teeside offshore wind farm and the West Burton ...

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Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

Faulty SSE meters may have overcharged customers

  SSE have advised that some faulty meters may have resulted in as many as 8,000 customers being overcharged for their electricity due to a manufacturing fault in a batch of Economy 10 meters. The meters give customers ten hours ...

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UN report on climate change to call for ‘massive shift’ to renewables

UN report on climate change to call for ‘massive shift’ to renewables

A new report from the UN is expected to push for a 3 times the amount of solar and wind power. Increased carbon emissions mean that a reversal can only be made if there are significant changes in energy use. ...

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London businesses offered £20,000 to curb energy usage

London businesses offered £20,000 to curb energy usage

Small businesses in London are being offered a package worth £20,000 to devise a solution to reduce the city’s electricity demand at peak times. Boris Johnson, Mayor of London is calling upon people to come up with 21st century solutions ...

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