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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$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

$160 million clean energy pledge for New York

New York city is investing $160 million (£107 million) to boost large-scale energy projects. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the funding will be made available to support public-private sector partnerships in renewable projects. The announcement was made as part of ...

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EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

EDF buys UK wind project from rival company E.on

The renewable arm of EDF has agreed to buy a wind project in the Highlands of Scotland from rival energy firm E.on. The Highland Council gave consent to build the 11-turbine Corriemoillie project in March 2011. It will have a ...

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Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

Ealing LED street lighting saves £500k a year

A London local authority is expected to save around £500,000 per year as a result of switching to LED’s. 24,000 existing lights in Ealing will be replaced with energy efficient LED lanterns by energy firm SSE as part of its maintenance ...

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Welsh energy management firm bought by npower

Welsh energy management firm bought by npower

  npower has bought a welsh energy management company in a new multi-million pound deal. Remote Utility Monitoring & Management (RUMM) uses the latest innovations in cloud-based software to help businesses monitor and control their energy in real time and ...

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E.ON hit with £7.75m fine for overcharging

E.ON hit with £7.75m fine for overcharging

E.ON has been fined millions of pounds for overcharging customers, for the second time. The Big Six supplier was ordered to pay £7.75 million by Ofgem for overcharging customers following price rises and incorrectly charging exit fees. Under the regulator’s ...

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Engineering firm secure nuclear project contract with EDF

Engineering firm secure nuclear project contract with EDF

Engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a nine-year contract with power provider EDF Energy. The company will provide project management services for all of EDF’s nuclear power stations as well as the technical offices in Gloucester and East Kilbride ...

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EDF wins largest annual electricity contract in UK

EDF wins largest annual electricity contract in UK

The UK Goverment’s Crown Commercial service, which has the largest energy contract in the country, has renewed it’s agreement with EDF Energy. The contract, which is over 4 years, will supply electricity to around 8,000 public buildings and sites across central ...

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UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

UK renewables has £39.6 billion invested since 2010

An estimated £39.6 billion was invested in the UK’s renewable energy industry between 2010 and 2014. Decc’s latest figures show electricity capacity from renewable sources has grown by 165% since 2010 and currently provides 18% of the nation’s needs – powering ...

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