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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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New government urged to go green

New government urged to go green

The new government has been urged to secure clean energy supplies and take environmental issues seriously by UK businesses and charities. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “We hope that one of the new Government’s priorities will be to act ...

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Norwegian oil and gas sector not looking good

Norwegian oil and gas sector not looking good

According to experts, the Norwegian oil and gas industry have a bleak outlook for 2015. Sector analysts Wood Mackenzie warned that cuts in oil and gas exploration will be large, following the drastic price drop in oil in recent months. ...

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Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour are hoping to ban fracking on land near to drinking water aquifers. On Tuesday 13th January, an amendment to the Infrasctructure Bill which would prohibit shale gas extraction in groundwater protection zones is to be debated in the House of ...

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Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Cardiff University researchers are looking into creating a new “super grid” to enable the EU to share their renewable energy. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to ...

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Ofgem to investigate British Gas, Eon and npower over low meter installation

Ofgem to investigate British Gas, Eon and npower over low meter installation

An investigation has been launched by Ofgem, to look into why British Gas, npower and Eon have such a low rollout of advanced electricity meters for business customers. Ofgem will be looking to find out why the 3 companies have ...

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WWF warning for UK ” leave shale gas in the ground”

WWF warning for UK ” leave shale gas in the ground”

The UK government have been warned by environmental group WWF that the country should not open up it’s doors to drilling for shale gas if it is to tackle climate change. The fracking process extracts gas from shale rock layers ...

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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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Irish wind developer wants urgent political agreement to secure 2020 renewables target

Irish wind developer wants urgent political agreement to secure 2020 renewables target

A major wind developer has warned that without an intergovernmental agreement, Irish wind imports to the UK will not help towards the 2020 renewables target. Taioseach Edna Kenny and PM David Cameron discussed the matter on Tuesday, agreeing that “it was very ...

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Energy complaints hit 5.6 million, Which? calls for market fixes

Energy complaints hit 5.6 million, Which? calls for market fixes

Which? revealed that complaints against the big six energy suppliers have collectively reached 5,579,665  million for 2013 and as a result is calling for six fixes to the energy market today. Npower received the most complaints at 1.4 million, but had ...

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