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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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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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London Mayor invests £300,000 to reduce food waste

London Mayor invests £300,000 to reduce food waste

Mayor Boris Johnson is providing £300,000 to help reduce the food waste in the capital. London boroughs can apply for a share of the fund to set up the so-called ‘social supermarkets’, which will sell food cheaply to local people struggling with food poverty. ...

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Matt Hancock lands new role as Minister for the Cabinet Office

Matt Hancock lands new role as Minister for the Cabinet Office

  Matt Hancock, former minister for Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has now been named as the new Minster of State for the Cabinet Office. The Conservative MP for West ...

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David Cameron defends his “very strong Green record”

David Cameron defends his “very strong Green record”

Prime Minister David Cameron defended his party’s Green record on the radio this morning, regarding his lack of concern for energy. He said his government had “a very strong green record” and the Conservative party had grown the economy but cut carbon ...

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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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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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Welsh energy management firm bought by npower

Welsh energy management firm bought by npower

  npower has bought a welsh energy management company in a new multi-million pound deal. Remote Utility Monitoring & Management (RUMM) uses the latest innovations in cloud-based software to help businesses monitor and control their energy in real time and ...

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EDF wins largest annual electricity contract in UK

EDF wins largest annual electricity contract in UK

The UK Goverment’s Crown Commercial service, which has the largest energy contract in the country, has renewed it’s agreement with EDF Energy. The contract, which is over 4 years, will supply electricity to around 8,000 public buildings and sites across central ...

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