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Innovative renewables project launches

Innovative renewables project launches

An IT company has joined forces with a green technology firm to develop wind turbines that can attach to lamp-posts. The NVT Group’s partnership with Own Energy Solutions is set to create 25 jobs over the next 12 months, and ...

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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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2000 smart engineers to be trained in Bradford

2000 smart engineers to be trained in Bradford

Bradford is to produce 2000 new smart meter engineers at a bespoke dual fuel smart meter training centre. Utilities Academy based in Bradford, has courses sanctioned by the National Academy for Skills and Gas Safe, launched a big drive to ...

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72% of consumers want smart meters installed

72% of consumers want smart meters installed

  Nearly three-quarters of British consumers want smart meters installed in their homes according to a uSwitch survey. which also revealed that consumers with smart meters installed are more happy with their energy suppliers compared to homes with traditional meters. ...

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Google announces ‘smart’ thermostat start-up

Google announces ‘smart’ thermostat start-up

Google has announced it is going to buy a ‘smart’ thermostat start-up company in a deal worth $32 billion (£1.9 billion). Founded by two executives from Apple, ‘Nest’ has developed a thermostat which can help lower heating and air conditioning ...

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Uswitch survey shows that consumers happier with smart meters

Uswitch survey shows that consumers happier with smart meters

Households that have a smart meter installed are happier with their suppliers, according to a new survey by Uswitch.com. The survey showed that 92% of households are happy with their smart meters and 87% would recommend it to others. 12% ...

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Energy Management Services Could Save UK Households over £6 Billion

Energy Management Services Could Save UK Households over £6 Billion

Maingate, a European ICT company focused on the energy sector announced today the publication of the white paper “The Perfect Storm”, which details the benefits to utilities and households of rolling out Home Energy Management Services in the UK. The ...

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Smart Meters to save energy companies “a fortune” according to Labour

Smart Meters to save energy companies “a fortune” according to Labour

Labour’s Alan Whitehead has said that because of the way the smart meter rollout is designed, the larger energy companies will “save a fortune”. Whitehead, who is also a member of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, spoke at a ...

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Smart grid recommended by Liberal Democrats

Smart grid recommended by Liberal Democrats

Senior MP for the  Liberal Democrats, Stephen Gilbert – who is parliamentary private secretary to Ed Davey-  said that smart grids are a much needed boost for consumers to keep energy costs down at the Lib Dem’s party conference in ...

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Smart grid event shares emerging consumer energy trends

Smart grid event shares emerging consumer energy trends

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR), the UK’s largest smart grid project, is set to share early findings from trials involving over 12,000 energy customers at its free knowledge-sharing event on Tuesday 1st October at One Great George Street, Westminster, London. ...

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