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UK DNO’s share trial data

UK DNO’s share trial data

Representatives from electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) across the UK attended a smart grid knowledge-sharing event, where Northern Powergrid – the DNO for the Northeast and Yorkshire – shared the latest progress from a range of innovative ‘smart grid’ trials. ...

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Energy secretary defends the energy bill

Energy secretary defends the energy bill

  Ed Davey, Energy Secretary defended the Energy Bill saying that it would give certainty to investors. In a letter to The Independent, Davey said “The Energy Bill WILL make the UK’s electricity supply green”although the government haven’t committed to ...

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Households with electric heating are the hardest hit by energy policy

Households with electric heating are the hardest hit by energy policy

According to research by Consumer Futures, households heated by electricity will be the hardest hit by the government’s energy policy. There are 11% of homes heated by electricity, three quarters of which will get no help with their bills and ...

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Securing where smart grid meets SCADA

Securing where smart grid meets SCADA

  We read articles almost every month about stolen Social Security Numbers, stolen credit-card information, data theft and other security breaches in a wide variety of businesses and organizations. The energy sector is not immune to these risks. With the ...

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Shell not allowed to return to the Arctic to drill for oil

Shell has been banned from returning to drill for oil in the Arctic, due to serious problems occurring when the rig ran aground off a small Alaskan island on New Year’s Eve. The Obama administration said that the company would ...

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Further fears for smart grid security

Further fears for smart grid security

A new paper published this week highlights some aspects for the security of the smart grid and its ability to withstand cyber attacks. WRD Systems chief technology officer Johan Dams has spent six months looking at a number of smart ...

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(infographic) How Climate Change is Destroying the Earth

  This excellent infographic Courtesy of www.learnstuff.com demonstrates the effect of climate change on our environment Created by: Learnstuff.com Thanks to extensive research and noticeable changes in weather and storm prevalence, it’s getting harder to turn a blind eye to ...

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Water and sewarage companies in hot water for exploiting tax havens

Water companies have come under fire for allegedly using tax havens to route profits. Investigative journalists Corporate Watch analysed the finances of 19 of the UK’s water and sewerage companies , and found 6 to have exploited a regulatory loophole ...

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British Gas boss could leave with £13 million

British Gas boss Phill Bentley could leave with a £13 million package, made up of salary, bonus, pension and shares according to the Daily Mail, despite customer bills almost doubling during Bentley’s time as Managing Director of the UK retail ...

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The European Commission needs CCS demonstration project now

Eurelectric says that the European Commission may have failed to make a decision on funding of carbon capture and storage but a demonstration project is needed now. The Eurelectric report out last week says that further discussions will be of ...

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