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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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Norwegian oil and gas sector not looking good

Norwegian oil and gas sector not looking good

According to experts, the Norwegian oil and gas industry have a bleak outlook for 2015. Sector analysts Wood Mackenzie warned that cuts in oil and gas exploration will be large, following the drastic price drop in oil in recent months. ...

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Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour looking to secure fracking ban near drinking water aquifers

Labour are hoping to ban fracking on land near to drinking water aquifers. On Tuesday 13th January, an amendment to the Infrasctructure Bill which would prohibit shale gas extraction in groundwater protection zones is to be debated in the House of ...

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Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Renewable energy could be shared around EU with “Supergrid”

Cardiff University researchers are looking into creating a new “super grid” to enable the EU to share their renewable energy. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to ...

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North Sea oil and gas exploration reforms announced

North Sea oil and gas exploration reforms announced

The UK treasury has announced a new set of reforms to boost oil and gas exploration in the North Sea. It includes introducing a basin-wide “investment allowance” designed to cut the tax rate for companies investing in the future of ...

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UK government pledges £36 million funds to boost shale industry

UK government pledges £36 million funds to boost shale industry

The UK government will create a £36 million funding boost for the nascent shale industry by investing in research test centres over the next tax year and public engagement. Chancellor George Osborne’s final Autumn Statement said the government would be ...

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8 network projects to be funded by Ofgem

8 network projects to be funded by Ofgem

A total funding of £46 million will be offered by Ofgem to eight network innovation projects which aim to accelerate developments in the low carbon energy sector. Eight successful bidders were chosen from 10 projects at the final submission stage ...

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CCS research deal signed by UK & Canada

CCS research deal signed by UK & Canada

The UK & Canada have signed an agreement to work together on research and carbon capture and storage (CCS). It is considered a vital technology to allow the safe removal and permanent storage of carbon emission from coal and gas ...

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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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