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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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Ofgem calls for ‘awful customer service’ complaints handling procedures to be fixed

Ofgem calls for ‘awful customer service’ complaints handling procedures to be fixed

Energy suppliers have been given a demand by Ofgem that they have until the end of this month to fix their ‘frankly awful’ customer service complaints handling procedures. They have been told they need to explain to customers what changes ...

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Anti-fracking demonstrators block HQ doorway

Anti-fracking demonstrators block HQ doorway

DEFRA’s headquarters was blocked by activists this morning who glued themselves to the entrance to the department, angry that an official report had not included the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing or fracking on house prices. Staff at DEFRA was ...

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WWF warning for UK ” leave shale gas in the ground”

WWF warning for UK ” leave shale gas in the ground”

The UK government have been warned by environmental group WWF that the country should not open up it’s doors to drilling for shale gas if it is to tackle climate change. The fracking process extracts gas from shale rock layers ...

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EU proposes 30% energy efficiency target

EU proposes 30% energy efficiency target

  The European Commission has proposed a 30% energy savings target by 2030 compared to the level in 1990 for all the member states. The proposed target goes beyond the 25 per cent energy saving target which would be required ...

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EU providing funds of up to €239 million for environmental projects

EU providing funds of up to €239 million for environmental projects

The European Commission is providing funding of up to €239 million ( £191.2m) for projects dedicated to the environment. Businesses across the EU are invited to bid for a share of the cash, which is provided as part of the ...

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MP’s warn that new 5p charge on carrier bags will be ‘watered down’

MP’s warn that new 5p charge on carrier bags will be ‘watered down’

The new 5p carrier bag charge is due to start in England from October 2015, after a successful scheme in Wales, and Scotland due to start in October this year. However, unlike Wales and Scotland, the smaller retailers in England ...

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Cuadrilla Resources submits plans to frack at Lancashire site

Cuadrilla Resources submits plans to frack at Lancashire site

Cuadrilla Resources have submitted plans Lancashire County Council to hydraulically fracture for shale gas at a Lancashire site. The plans are requesting permission to frack, drill and test the flow of gas from up to four wells at Preston New Road. The ...

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Utilities face increased risk of cyber attacks

Utilities face increased risk of cyber attacks

  Utilities in the UK could face heightened risks of cyber attack around tensions surrounding the Russia-Ukraine dispute. Radware, the cyber security specialist, said that there has been a spate of cyber attacks recently within the Ukraine, and the UK ...

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