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Experimental Plug-in Vehicle project launched by Hydro-Quebec

IREQ, Hydro-Quebec’s research institute is teaming up with sub-contracting solution supplier B3CG Interconnect and it’s partners, to test vehicle to grid (V2G) and vehicle to home (V2H) power exchanges. The goal of V2G systems is to use electricity stored in ...

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Halt on Nuclear Plans at Wylfa and Oldbury

RWE Npower and E.On announced they will not be developing new nuclear power projects in the UK, which causes a setback to the government’s plan to attract investment in new nuclear power stations. Both firms were planning to invest in ...

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Launch of Concentrating Solar Power Alliance

American companies Abengoa, BrightSource Energy, and Torresol Energy have launched The Concentrating Solar Power Alliance, which is dedicated to educating U.S regulators, utilities and grid operators on the benefits of concentrating solar power and thermal energy storage, for reliable low ...

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Change to sustainable energy in UK should not mean higher costs

  According to government figures, every person in the UK will have to pay  around £5,000 a year between now and 2050 to rebuild and  use the nation’s entire energy system. However, the cost of developing clean and sustainable energy, ...

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Studies confirm that integrating high level wind into US grid is possible

    Two recent reports show that it is technically possible to integrate up to 35% renewable electricity to the  United States grid if operational and infrastructural improvements are made. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have investigated the potential ...

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European Investment Bank issues smart metering loan for the smart grid development of Ireland

  The Irish utility ESB has signed a new £235 million loan for the development of the smart grid program for Ireland. The loan which covers 50% of the funding for the program, will be delivered over 2 years. The ...

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Over £100 million from UK Government for Scottish renewable

  George Osborne, UK Chancellor has agreed to release £103 million in funds accrued from the levy on Scotland’s fossil fuel industry to support the development of renewables in the region. Ofgem the energy regulator, is holding in excess of ...

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Guyana awarded IDB loan to boost energy efficiency

A $5 million loan has been awarded to Guyana by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help increase the efficiency of the country’s power system through loss reduction measures and improvements in the operation and maintenance of the distribution network. ...

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Creating a low carbon economy is a key priority for Scottish Government

    Finance secretary John Swinney unveiled the region’s blueprint for the economy yesterday and said that the SNP Goverment  wants to build on Scotland’s complete advantage in renewable energy to secure investment and create jobs. The plan is to ...

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UK companies failing to achieve 80% cut in emissions by 2050

  A report produced by Forum for the Future and published by ENDS entitled “ Sustainable Business 2011: Reflecting on Progress” states that UK companies are failing to address the problem of climate change and are nowhere near achieving the target ...

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