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EU launches new energy platform

EU launches new energy platform

The EU has launched a new energy hub to help the member states to become increasingly energy efficient. The ‘Smart specialisation platform on energy’ will be used between regions to share their knowledge about energy investment and low carbon technologies. ...

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UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

An independent oil and gas producer Third Energy has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire. If approved by the North Yorkshire County Council, they plan to explore for gas at it’s site in Kirby Misperton. The necessary permits are ...

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Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Energy company SSE has announced it will close it’s coal-fired power plant in West Yorkshire by March 2016. It said costs at the 48-year old Ferrybridge power station have been rising due to its age and the UK’s environmental policies ...

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Marmite energy saves Unilever millions of pounds

Marmite energy saves Unilever millions of pounds

  The “love it or hate it” Marmite argument has always been around, but it seems the household name is actually environmentally friendly. Unilever say that using the waste to convert 18,000 tonnes of solid marmite into methane has cut ...

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BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP has old part of it’s share in a UK North Sea project for £324 million. Antin Infrastructure Partners has bought a 36.22% interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS), which transports and processes gas for most of the major ...

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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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European Parliament approve new rules for eco-friendly lorries

European Parliament approve new rules for eco-friendly lorries

The European Commission put forward new rules to allow manufacturers to develop more aerodynamic lorries which reduce fuel usage by 7%-10% and cut greenhouse emissions. That could mean savings worth €5,000 (£3,565) every year in fuel costs for a typical ...

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Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

Survey shows that Brits don’t know how energy efficient their homes are

British homeowners are unaware of how efficient, or inefficient their homes are according to a recent survey. A new survey revealed 71% of householders are unaware if they own an energy efficient boiler while 83% don’t know the energy efficiency ...

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Most heat used in the South East of England

Most heat used in the South East of England

Homeowner is London and East Anglia are leaving their heating on for 8 hours or more a day, making them the biggest users of energy for heat in the UK. More than 65% of Londoners and 83% of homeowners living ...

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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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