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A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

Twenty percent of Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates are said to be opposed to fracking, despite the views of their parties. The Pledge, circulated by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, asked candidates to promise: “If my constituency is at ...

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BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP has old part of it’s share in a UK North Sea project for £324 million. Antin Infrastructure Partners has bought a 36.22% interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS), which transports and processes gas for most of the major ...

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Oil company bosses commit to end gas flaring

Oil company bosses commit to end gas flaring

  Major oil company bosses and government officials have committed to ending routine gas flaring at oil production sites across the world. Companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Kuwait Oil Co. and countries such as Russia, Norway and France were ...

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Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

DONG Energy, Denmark’s largest energy company is taking over the development rights from RES Americas for an  offshore wind project in the US. The project cold potentially provide more than 1GW of energy in Massachusetts, with the firm believing it ...

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UK utilities sector has worst level of customer service

UK utilities sector has worst level of customer service

Despite significant improvements on previous surveys, a new report on customer’s attitudes shows the energy sector us way behind. The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index by The Institute of Customer Service (UKCSI) shows the utility sector has improved by 1.5 ...

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UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

The UK Independent Party (UKIP) unveiled plans today to scrap support for solar and wind power, and only invest in renewable energy “where they can deliver electricity at competitive prices”. The only major renewable that meets the affordability test is ...

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Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to get tough on power companies in their new manifesto outlined today. He announced there will be a  pledge to get rid of Ofgem and replace it with a new regulator which would strip ...

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$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

New York city is investing $160 million (£107 million) to boost large-scale energy projects. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the funding will be made available to support public-private sector partnerships in renewable projects. The announcement was made as part of ...

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EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

The renewable arm of EDF has agreed to buy a wind project in the Highlands of Scotland from rival energy firm E.on. The Highland Council gave consent to build the 11-turbine Corriemoillie project in March 2011. It will have a ...

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Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

A London local authority is expected to save around £500,000 per year as a result of switching to LED’s. 24,000 existing lights in Ealing will be replaced with energy efficient LED lanterns by energy firm SSE as part of its maintenance ...

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