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Controversial oil and gas law signed by Mexican president

A controversial law which allows foreign companies to drill for oil since the sector was nationalised in 1938 has been passed by Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto. Congress passed the legislation on 13th December which was also approved by a majority ...

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60% of the UK could be suitable for fracking

60% of the UK could be suitable for fracking

A government commissioned report says that up to 60% of the UK may be suitable for fracking. The DECC report compiled by AMEC suggests that up to 2,880 wells could be drilled for the extraction of both oil and shale ...

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An industrial focus is needed for Green Deal

An industrial focus is needed for Green Deal

  Commercial landlords and businesses need an industrial focus to encourage them to take up energy efficiency measures under the Green Deal. Dods Monitoring put forward this recommendation in it’s review of the first month of the energy efficiency programme. ...

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Co-operative Energy price rise for new customers

Co-operative Energy price rise for new customers

The Co-op has announced a price hike for all new customers to 8.% for gas and 9% for electricity but has frozen it’s prices for existing customers. This means the average dual fuel bill has risen to £1,258 per year. ...

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Electric and hybrid vehicle sales accelerate

Electric and hybrid vehicle sales accelerate

  Toyota has reached the 2 million sales mark for it’s hybrid vehicle sales in Japan, whilst Nissan has sold 42,700 units of it’s all-electric LEAF. The hybrid vehicle was launched by Toyota in 1997, followed by the popular Prius ...

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Schools could cut energy bills by £70 million if they invest in energy efficiency measures

Schools could cut energy bills by £70 million if they invest in energy efficiency measures

The Carbon Trust has advised schools in England to invest in energy efficiency measures to help cut energy bill by up to £70 million per year. Low cost energy efficiency measures such as upgrading equipment and efficient use of lighting, ...

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Siemens Awarded New Nationwide SME Business Metering Contract By First Utility

Siemens Awarded New Nationwide SME Business Metering Contract By First Utility

Siemens Metering and First Utility have announced a new contract award which will see Siemens appointed for the metering requirements of First Utility’s SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) in the UK. It will be a nationwide contract to install AMR ...

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UK Government to fight European Commission over VAT on Energy Efficiency Materials

The UK government has vowed to fight against the European Commissions demand to raise VAT from 5% to 20% on energy efficiency materials in June, and now the European Commission’s two month deadline is up. The move caused consternation in ...

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Ford Brings Electric Vehicle Technologies In-House

US car manufacturer Ford is going to increase it’s workforce  and double it’s battery testing capabilities to enable in-house development of more electric vehicles. There are now more than 1000 engineers working on vehicle electrification technologies at it’s  R&D Advanced Electrification ...

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Increased Water Metering Call from UK MPs

The British Government’s Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee has called for an increase in levels of water metering, as part of a clear and ambitious objective to better manage the nation’s water. This is in response to the recent ...

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