EU launches new energy platform

EU launches new energy platform

The EU has launched a new energy hub to help the member states to become increasingly energy efficient. The ‘Smart specialisation platform on energy’ will be used between regions to share their knowledge about energy investment and low carbon technologies. ...

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£500m green energy contract awarded by Thames Water

£500m green energy contract awarded by Thames Water

Business energy supplier Haven Power has been awarded a £500 million renewable energy contract to provide green energy to the water company as part of a five-year contract. There is an option for two further five-year renewals which could increase ...

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UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

UK company plan to frack in Yorkshire

An independent oil and gas producer Third Energy has submitted a planning application to frack in North Yorkshire. If approved by the North Yorkshire County Council, they plan to explore for gas at it’s site in Kirby Misperton. The necessary permits are ...

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Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Ferrybridge coal power station to close

Energy company SSE has announced it will close it’s coal-fired power plant in West Yorkshire by March 2016. It said costs at the 48-year old Ferrybridge power station have been rising due to its age and the UK’s environmental policies ...

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Marmite energy saves Unilever millions of pounds

Marmite energy saves Unilever millions of pounds

  The “love it or hate it” Marmite argument has always been around, but it seems the household name is actually environmentally friendly. Unilever say that using the waste to convert 18,000 tonnes of solid marmite into methane has cut ...

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SunEdison hunts for UK’s most solar savvy street

SunEdison hunts for UK’s most solar savvy street

SunEdison, a US renewable energy firm has launched a competition to find the UK’s most solar savvy street. The prize is 10 years worth of solar-generated electricity to participants in the winning street or #BritainsBrightestStreet. Homeowners taking part can save ...

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London Mayor invests £300,000 to reduce food waste

London Mayor invests £300,000 to reduce food waste

Mayor Boris Johnson is providing £300,000 to help reduce the food waste in the capital. London boroughs can apply for a share of the fund to set up the so-called ‘social supermarkets’, which will sell food cheaply to local people struggling with food poverty. ...

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First Utility cuts prices to 2012 levels

First Utility cuts prices to 2012 levels

Energy company First Utility has cut its energy prices in line with 2012 levels. The energy company has introduced a new plan called, iSave Fixed June v2, to save prices on electricity and gas bills until 2017. The tariff costs ...

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Matt Hancock lands new role as Minister for the Cabinet Office

Matt Hancock lands new role as Minister for the Cabinet Office

  Matt Hancock, former minister for Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has now been named as the new Minster of State for the Cabinet Office. The Conservative MP for West ...

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New government urged to go green

New government urged to go green

The new government has been urged to secure clean energy supplies and take environmental issues seriously by UK businesses and charities. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “We hope that one of the new Government’s priorities will be to act ...

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