50% renewables target for Scotland

50% renewables target for Scotland

By 2030 under plans published by the Scottish government, half of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity energy needs will be met by renewables. In 2013, only 13% of Scotland’s total final energy consumption came from renewable sources. By 2050, the ...

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£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£11 billion smart-meter scheme Dropped

£500 million of forecast benefits out of its flagship £11 billion smart-meter scheme, has been quietly chopped by the Government, and the energy industry tried to bury the news in the aftermath of the US election. When Gordon Brown was ...

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New efficiency plans for 2030.

New efficiency plans for 2030.

By 2030 the European Commission says that it plans to cut energy use across the bloc by 30%. This proposal is at the heart of a new package unveiled by the Commission- to help meet its commitments, to cut carbon ...

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Big energy savings for consumers, without switching supplier.

Big energy savings for consumers, without switching supplier.

According to the regulator Ofgem, millions of energy customers could save hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills without switching supplier. By simply moving to another Npower tariff, more than 1.7 million Npower customers could save £261 a ...

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E.on and British Gas; frozen standard tariffs this winter.

E.on and British Gas; frozen standard tariffs this winter.

British Gas and E.on are freezing their standard tariffs for this coming winter. Both the gas and electricity bills will now affect, in total, around nine million customers. There will be no increase in charges until at least April of ...

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Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

Corbyn champions over 1,000 publicly-owned local energy suppliers

In his new environmental manifesto , Jeremy Corbyn will announce he will be backing local energy suppliers to challenge the dominance of the ‘Big Six’. He is expected to pledge to create an energy policy “for the 60 million not ...

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Scottish wind industry could cut costs by £150 million per year

Scottish wind industry could cut costs by £150 million per year

  A report commissioned by Scottish Renewables shows £150 million could be saved each year if the Scottish & UK governments work with industry and regulators to remove barriers. Everose’s report ‘Onshore Wind in Scotland’ shows an assessment of the sector, ...

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Gas meter mix up causes billing mistakes for energy customers

Gas meter mix up causes billing mistakes for energy customers

Thousands of householders have been overcharged on their gas bills due to imperial meters being mistaken for metric ones. Ofgem has called for gas suppliers to reimburse any customers affected by the error, after the problem was discovered by E.On. ...

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German oil refinery shares sold off by Total

German oil refinery shares sold off by Total

Total has sold a 16.67% share in an oil refinery in Germany. The sale and purchase agreement has been signed with stated-owned Russian oil company Rosneft. The PCK Raffinerie GmbH, located in the city of Schwedt, has a distillation capacity of ...

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Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Schools gain an insight into the energy industry

Scotland has launched a pilot project to help students gain an insight into the energy industry. 27 pupils across 2 schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife College from January to early June this year. They found out ...

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