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New phone app boosts safety of emergency water works for United Utilities

New phone app boosts safety of emergency water works for United Utilities

Amey has partnered up with United Utilities to trial a new phone app, which has increased the safety of road works three fold, whilst improving customer satisfaction twice over. It provides the engineers with real-time feedback and advice from experts ...

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Tighter fracking regulations proposed by Labour

Tighter fracking regulations proposed by Labour

The Labour Party have today tabled amendments to the Infrastructure Bill for tighter fracking regulations. The amendments that have been tabled would require well-by-well disclosure of the fluid used and baseline monitoring of methane levels in the groundwater.  The inclusion ...

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US ranks second in world for installed wind capacity

US ranks second in world for installed wind capacity

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the US comes in second in the world for installed wind energy capacity. A total of 61GW of wind capacity has been installed in the US, following modest growth last year with nearly ...

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US nuclear energy industry receives boost of $67 m

US nuclear energy industry receives boost of $67 m

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has provided grants to nuclear energy research and development projects of nearly $67 million. A total of 83 projects were selected from across the country based on their potential to create “scientific breakthroughs” that ...

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Former CEO of npower joins sustainability board of trustees

Former CEO of npower joins sustainability board of trustees

. The former chief executive officer of RWE npower Volker Beckers has joined the board of trustees for sustainability charity Forum for the Future. There are five new additions to the board, with Beckers saying in a statement that he’s ...

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Anti-fracking demonstrators block HQ doorway

Anti-fracking demonstrators block HQ doorway

DEFRA’s headquarters was blocked by activists this morning who glued themselves to the entrance to the department, angry that an official report had not included the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing or fracking on house prices. Staff at DEFRA was ...

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Npower profits drop 38% in first half of the year

Npower profits drop 38% in first half of the year

Energy giant Npower announced a drop in profits on the first half of 2014 by 38%. From January to June last year profits dropped from £176 million to £109 million this year, according to the first half figures. They lost ...

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ABB won an order of $30 million for UK offshore windfarm

ABB won an order of $30 million for UK offshore windfarm

Giant in engineering ABB has won an order of $30 million (£18m) to supply high-voltage cable to an offshore windfarm in the UK. It will design and commission the 25-kilometre submarine cable and related offshore substation cable that will transmit ...

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North sea oil company announces boardroom cuts

North sea oil company announces boardroom cuts

  Trapoil who is a London based North sea oil company, has announced it needs to have a boardroom clearout to cut costs. Chairman Simon Bragg has resigned with immediate effect. The company’s CEO Mark Groves Gidney and Chief Operating ...

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Good Energy saw increase of 36% in it’s customer base

Good Energy saw increase of 36% in it’s customer base

Good Energy’s customer base saw an increase of 82% for gas and 35% of electricity in June compared to 35% last year, with the total number increasing from 97, 000 to 132,000. “Our strong customer growth so far this year ...

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