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Environment Agency say increased risk of flooding in the UK

Environment Agency say increased risk of flooding in the UK

The Environment Agency (EA) have reported that there is an increased risk of flooding in the UK this winter. Heavy, persistent rain in late October has saturated the ground which makes the risk of flooding greater, together with strong winds, ...

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ONZO demonstrates Smart Metering 2.0 at European Utility Week

ONZO demonstrates Smart Metering 2.0 at European Utility Week

ONZO is displaying a working demonstration of their vision of the future of Smart Metering at European Utility Week, using their field-proven EPEG technology. Today, for the most part, utilities are recording and storing data from Smart Meters at levels ...

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Caroline Lucas former Green party leader arrested at Balcombe shale site

Caroline Lucas former Green party leader arrested at Balcombe shale site

Former Green party leader Caroline Lucas MP was arrested today at the Cuadrilla test site at Balcombe, West Sussex as the protesting intensified today. Lucas was arrested with her son under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986, which ...

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Prime Minister calls for UK-wide fracking

Prime Minister calls for UK-wide fracking

The Prime Minister has expressed the government’s support for plans for fracking wells to be developed across the entire UK. He denied reports that the government want the fracking to be confined only to certain areas of the country. Writing for ...

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Controversial shale exploration started in Balcombe

Controversial shale exploration started in Balcombe

  Cuadrilla has started controversial exploratory drilling at the shale fracking site in Balcombe, Sussex. This will explore the feasibility of extracting shale oil from the site, and has been the subject of a campaign against the fracking process which ...

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Centrica approaches shale gas for stake in its licences

Centrica approaches shale gas for stake in its licences

The owner of British Gas, Centrica has approached shale gas company Cuadrilla Resources to take a stake in its licences in Lancashire’sBowland Shale region. Cuardilla will start the hydraulic fracture, or fracking of wells in the region next year after ...

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£31 million funding to develop nuclear technology

£31 million funding to develop nuclear technology

The government have announced that there will be £31 million of funding going to nuclear technology and a long-term nuclear strategy. The strategy, published by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), reaffirmed government’s position that nuclear power will ...

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Hitachi ask for nuclear proposals to be assessed

Hitachi ask for nuclear proposals to be assessed

Hitachi’s plan for six nuclear reactors in the UK has taken a step forward as they ask the Nuclear Regulation and Environment Agency to assess the designs. Last year Hitachi bought Horizon Nuclear Power, with intentions to build generators at ...

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2012 second wettest year in the UK according to Met Office

2012 second wettest year in the UK according to Met Office

2012 was the second wettest year on record in the UK, according to the Met Office’s provisional statistics released today. Rainfall is increasing and is more intense, with 4 out 5 years since 2000 being the wettest. Changes in sea ...

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Low Carbon Technologies Potential Examined by UK Government

Low Carbon Technologies Potential Examined by UK Government

A recent analysis has been published by the UK government examining the potential of low carbon technologies which could bring economic benefits to the country. The Technology Innovation Needs Assessments (TINAs) look at marine energy, electricity networks and storage and carbon capture ...

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