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Sussex land owners start legal challenge against fracking

Sussex land owners start legal challenge against fracking

Landowners in Sussex have begun a challenge to legally block fracking in the South Downs. Celtique Energie, the oil and gas company,  has made an application for planning permission to drill for shale gas near the national park. Residents living ...

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Northern Ireland record highs for wind power

Northern Ireland record highs for wind power

Northern Ireland has had a record – breaking year for wind power production according to new figures released. On the 17th December 2013 at 18:30 GMT the highest ever level was recorded, showing 506MW of electricity generated which represents 36% ...

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Community solar could benefit schools in Staffordshire

Community solar could benefit schools in Staffordshire

Staffordshire Sunny Schools project are hoping to raise £880,000, by selling shares to locals for a fair financial return of around 10% to fit solar panels on the school rooftops. The money will be used to have the panels fitted, ...

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European Commission supports flexible 2030 renewables target

European Commission supports flexible 2030 renewables target

The European Commission proposed a binding target on Wednesday for Europe to get at least 27% of it’s energy from renewable sources by 2030. The Commission set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% from 1990 levels, with ...

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Compostable carrier bags launched at Co-op

Compostable carrier bags launched at Co-op

Co-op foodstores have launched a new scheme to offer compostable carrier bags to their customers that can also be used as food waste bin bags. The trial has been started in several areas in England and is being rolled out ...

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Blackpool hospital receiving CHP plant

Blackpool hospital receiving CHP plant

A Blackpool hospital is to get a combined heat and power plant to provide it with 25-30% of it’s electricity and 50-60% of it’s heat requirements. The system will hold 100kW for the Clifton Hospital, which has three 24 bed ...

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£85m energy from waste power plant given the go ahead

£85m energy from waste power plant given the go ahead

The green light has been given by the government for an £85 million waste-to-energy power plant in east Belfast. Bombardier Aerospace, the Canadian aircraft manufacturer will use the new facility to convert 120,000 tonnes of non-recyclable industrial and commercial waste ...

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New Year Honours for National Grid prominent figures

New Year Honours for National Grid prominent figures

Amongst the usual celebrities and sporting heroes that regularly make the New Year’s Honours list, this year there were some prominent energy and water industry figures that received awards too. National Grid’s Executive Director Nick Winser received a CBE for ...

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Japan and India join forces to consider buying LNG

Japan and India join forces to consider buying LNG

Two of the largest importers of LNG, Japan and India are considering coming together to buy it at a cheaper price. Last October they conducted a study to work out how to combat the rising costs of LNG, this September ...

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New energy street lights could save 40% in London

New energy street lights could save 40% in London

A usage saving of 40% could be made in London by 2016 with new plans for energy saving LED lighting in the capital. Transport for London hopes to make a saving of £ 1.85 million per year with the scheme, ...

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