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SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE receives £100K fine for overcharging at power stations

SSE has been fined £100,000 for overcharging at six of it’s power stations. Ofgem found the supplier demanded excessively high amounts to switch off it’s hydropower stations when the grid was unable to cope with their electricity. When there is ...

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UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

UK offshore wind deal for Siemens

Siemens have been named as the ideal supplier to deliver turbines for an offshore windfarm in the UK. This will be the second phase of DONG Energy’s 330MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Siemens will install its 7MW turbines at the ...

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EU renewable energy share reached 15%

EU renewable energy share reached 15%

In 2013 the share of renewable sources in the European Union reached 15%, which is up 8.3% from 2004 according to new figures from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical office. The EU has set a target of 20% renewable sources to be ...

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Lib Dems promise to insulate all homes by 2025

Lib Dems promise to insulate all homes by 2025

Ambitious plans have been pledged by the Liberal Democrats to insulate up to 10 million homes in the next 10 years. They have announced a new Green Homes bill to improve energy efficiency and renewable heat across the UK into ...

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Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

Planning officials accepted Hornsea 2 windfarm for examination

UK planning officials have accepted the 1.8 GW Hornsea 2 wind farm for examination. The 360- turbine project proposal, by SMart Wind is to be located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast. It’s the second offshore wind farm proposal from ...

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Welsh refuse to be exported saving £350K

Welsh refuse to be exported saving £350K

Rubbish collected from properties in Wales is to be exported overseas to be used to generate fuel. Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion County Councils have struck a deal worth £48 million with Potters Waste Management, under which non-recyclable waste will be exported ...

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MP’s want to put fracking on hold in UK

MP’s want to put fracking on hold in UK

MPs tabled changes to a law which will let oil companies drill under peoples homes without permission, to prevent this from happening and  put fracking on hold in the UK. The cross-party Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) argued against drilling  from shale ...

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Lancashire fracking proposals ‘should be turned down’ say council officials

Lancashire fracking proposals ‘should be turned down’ say council officials

Lancashire County Council have been advised by planning officers to refuse permission for fracking for shale gas at two sites in Lancashire. The report said bids for the sites at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood should be turned down ...

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IKEA say renewables could benefit companies

IKEA say renewables could benefit companies

Scandinavian retailer IKEA said at an energy summit yesterday that renewable sources could benefit companies. The home furnishing giant pledged to use power exclusively from renewable energy sources from 2020. Steve Howard, Chief Sustainability Officer of IKEA Group said: “Investing ...

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Renewable energy will not meet it’s 2020 target

Renewable energy will not meet it’s 2020 target

It has been claimed that the UK’s renewable energy sector is unlikely to meet it’s 2020 target. All member states of the EU have an obligation to increase their proportion of energy consumption from renewables to 20% by 2020. 14 ...

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