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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BP pulls out of green fuel joint venture

BP pulls out of green fuel joint venture

Oil giant BP has sold it’s stake in Vivergo Fuel to Associated British Foods (ABF) which is now the majority shareholder with 94% interest. Vivergo was formed in 2007 as a joint venture between the two companies – which had ...

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David Cameron defends his “very strong Green record”

David Cameron defends his “very strong Green record”

Prime Minister David Cameron defended his party’s Green record on the radio this morning, regarding his lack of concern for energy. He said his government had “a very strong green record” and the Conservative party had grown the economy but cut carbon ...

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A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

A fifth of Labour & Lib Dems against fracking

Twenty percent of Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates are said to be opposed to fracking, despite the views of their parties. The Pledge, circulated by Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, asked candidates to promise: “If my constituency is at ...

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BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP sells North Sea gas pipeline stake for £324m

BP has old part of it’s share in a UK North Sea project for £324 million. Antin Infrastructure Partners has bought a 36.22% interest in the Central Area Transmission System (CATS), which transports and processes gas for most of the major ...

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Oil company bosses commit to end gas flaring

Oil company bosses commit to end gas flaring

  Major oil company bosses and government officials have committed to ending routine gas flaring at oil production sites across the world. Companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil, Kuwait Oil Co. and countries such as Russia, Norway and France were ...

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Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

Dong Energy takes development rights on US windfarm

DONG Energy, Denmark’s largest energy company is taking over the development rights from RES Americas for an  offshore wind project in the US. The project cold potentially provide more than 1GW of energy in Massachusetts, with the firm believing it ...

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UK utilities sector has worst level of customer service

UK utilities sector has worst level of customer service

Despite significant improvements on previous surveys, a new report on customer’s attitudes shows the energy sector us way behind. The latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index by The Institute of Customer Service (UKCSI) shows the utility sector has improved by 1.5 ...

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UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

UKIP unveils plans to scrap solar support and invest in coal & fracking

The UK Independent Party (UKIP) unveiled plans today to scrap support for solar and wind power, and only invest in renewable energy “where they can deliver electricity at competitive prices”. The only major renewable that meets the affordability test is ...

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Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour promise to get tough on energy companies

Labour leader Ed Milliband has pledged to get tough on power companies in their new manifesto outlined today. He announced there will be a  pledge to get rid of Ofgem and replace it with a new regulator which would strip ...

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