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Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Shale gas sovereign fund to be set up in the UK

Energy Secretary Ed Davey has announced that there are plans to set up a sovereign wealth fund in the UK from the extraction of shale gas. Davey said it is part of the UK Government’s “broader strategy to strengthen our ...

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Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

Fracking to come to London with London Local Energy

A new firm called London Local Energy has applied to the Department of Energy & Climate Change for a licence to look for shale gas in London. Fracking supporter Nick Grealy founded the company only a month ago. He also ...

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US Navy invests $8m to develop marine energy

US Navy invests $8m to develop marine energy

$8 million is being invested by the US Navy to develop marine energy technologies for use at it’s worldwide facilities. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has awarded a four-year contract to the University of Washington (UW) to help develop ...

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Waste-to-energy plant opens in Exeter

Waste-to-energy plant opens in Exeter

Exeter has it’s own energy recovery facility that has the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste every year. 3.7MW of electricity will be produced by the plant, 3.2MW of which will be exported to the grid, enough to power ...

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Renewables trade groups split

Renewables trade groups split

The Renewable Energy Association and the Solar Trade Association will part company formally on the 1st January 2015, as announced by both companies today. The statement said that the companies are splitting up to concentrate on their own strengths, following ...

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Liberal Democrats promise a energy efficiency tax cut after 2025

Liberal Democrats promise a energy efficiency tax cut after 2025

The Lib Dems have pledged to close all British coal plants after 2025 and give a major new tax cut for energy efficiency. At the party’s Autumn conference in Glasgow today, Lib Dem Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the ...

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National Ice Centre cuts carbon footprint by over 118 tonnes

National Ice Centre cuts carbon footprint by over 118 tonnes

The National Ice Centre and Captital FM in Nottingham have reduced their carbon footprint by more than 118 tonnes over the last year with solar panels. The solar system of 1,000 panes has been on the roof for a year, ...

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New campaign for offshore wind launched by Dong Energy

New campaign for offshore wind launched by Dong Energy

  Dong Energy have launched a new campaign for offshore wind to build awareness of “the important and growing role” it plays in the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy mix. DONG Energy’s ‘Offshore Wind Works’ advert suggests offshore ...

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Goole Fields 1 windfarm opens in Yorkshire

Goole Fields 1 windfarm opens in Yorkshire

  Goole Fields 1 windfarm has officially opened in East Riding, Yorkshire. More than £45 million has been invested by RWE Innogy UK into the 16 turbine farm which has a capacity of 32.8 MW, which has been fully operational ...

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EDF commissions 2 new wind farms

EDF commissions 2 new wind farms

EDF’s UK renewable arm has commissioned 2 wind farms totalling to 11.3 MW. The first is the M1 windfarm near Northampton, which has a capacity of 7.2 MW and features nine turbines. The second is the Burnfoot North project in ...

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