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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Small energy suppliers remaining the best deal against the Big Six

Money SuperMarket has shown that the smaller suppliers have consistently offered the best energy deals for customers over the last six months, in comparison to the Big Six. Results of an analysis by the comparison site showed that despite many ...

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Protestors march on London Energy UK building

Protestors march on London Energy UK building

Around 100 protestors marched from the Institute of Directors to the Energy Uk building in Regent Street chanting “Public Energy Now” and “Bring Down the Big Six”. The energy giants are accused of causing a significant number of deaths in ...

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Green Deal loan company in line for £49 million package

Green Deal loan company in line for £49 million package

The Green Deal Finance Company are a firm set up to provide loans as part of the government’s flagship efficiency energy programme. DECC has put forward a proposal to provide a £34 million fund, subject to contract. Private sector investors, ...

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Energy suppliers have Christmas deadline to refund customers affected by meter fault

Energy suppliers have Christmas deadline to refund customers affected by meter fault

As many as 1.5 million gas customers that were affected by a pre-paid meter fault dating back to 2007, could receive refunds of as much as £110 by Christmas. Energy UK said that a fault in the meters calculations meant ...

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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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Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Scottish windfarm plans scaled back by Eon

Reduced final proposals have now been submitted by Eon for the Benbrack and Loch Urr windfarms in Dumfries and Galloway. The final applications for 59.4MW Benbrack and 83.2MW Loch Urr windfarms are significantly smaller than originally planned. The Loch Urr windfarm ...

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IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA buys a 165MW wind project in the US

IKEA has made it’s largest investment in renewable energy so far by purchasing a 165MW wind project in the US. The Southern Texas windfarm named Cameron is being built by Apex Clean Energy, which operates on behalf of IKEA when ...

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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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Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

Scottish windfarm snapped up by investment firm

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has bought a windfarm with a total capacity of 16 MW in Scotland. The Earlseat project, located near Kirkcaldy in Fife is an eight turbine windfarm which benefits from  the UK’s Renewable Obligation Certificate support ...

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