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UK motorway uses energy-saving LED lighting

UK motorway uses energy-saving LED lighting

  Over 1600 LED lights have been installed on the M62 motorway near Huddersfield and Halifax and on the M621  near Leeds. The LED lighting is said to be 53% more efficient, with an equivalent energy saving to powering 20,000 ...

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Hive Energy Head Office approves new solar farm proposal at Romsey

Hive Energy Head Office approves new solar farm proposal at Romsey

  A new 40MW solar farm has been approved in the surroundings of Hive Energy HQ which will allow the latest solar and storage technologies to be tested. The project will be built on land at Woodington Farm near Romsey, ...

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Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

In his new environmental manifesto , Jeremy Corbyn will announce he will be backing local energy suppliers to challenge the dominance of the ‘Big Six’. He is expected to pledge to create an energy policy “for the 60 million not ...

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Scottish wind industry could cut costs by £150 million per year

Scottish wind industry could cut costs by £150 million per year

  A report commissioned by Scottish Renewables shows £150 million could be saved each year if the Scottish & UK governments work with industry and regulators to remove barriers. Everose’s report ‘Onshore Wind in Scotland’ shows an assessment of the sector, ...

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Gas meter mix up causes billing mistakes for energy customers

Gas meter mix up causes billing mistakes for energy customers

Thousands of householders have been overcharged on their gas bills due to imperial meters being mistaken for metric ones. Ofgem has called for gas suppliers to reimburse any customers affected by the error, after the problem was discovered by E.On. ...

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German oil refinery shares sold off by Total

German oil refinery shares sold off by Total

Total has sold a 16.67% share in an oil refinery in Germany. The sale and purchase agreement has been signed with stated-owned Russian oil company Rosneft. The PCK Raffinerie GmbH, located in the city of Schwedt, has a distillation capacity of ...

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Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Scotland has launched a pilot project to help students gain an insight into the energy industry. 27 pupils across 2 schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife College from January to early June this year. They found out ...

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Bournemouth council campaigns against windfarm

Bournemouth council campaigns against windfarm

A campaign has been launched by Bournemouth Borough Council to urge the government to stop the Navitus Bay offshore wind farm proposal. The council wants to save England’s only natural World Heritage Site the, Jurassic Coast, as well as Poole Bay ...

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Tesco launches food waste scheme

Tesco launches food waste scheme

Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a new scheme to reduce food waste. It is collaborating with charity FareShare and Irish social enterprise FoodCloud to achieve this goal. An app supplied by FoodCloud will be used by Tesco’s managers at different stores to tell charities the ...

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New energy law could save £12 billion a year

New energy law could save £12 billion a year

If implemented, a new energy law could save the United Kingdom £12 billion a year on energy bills. According to organisations such as Sustainable Energy Association (SEA), the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), National Energy Action (NEA) and Co-operative Energy the ‘Cost Effective ...

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