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New campaign for offshore wind launched by Dong Energy

New campaign for offshore wind launched by Dong Energy

  Dong Energy have launched a new campaign for offshore wind to build awareness of “the important and growing role” it plays in the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy mix. DONG Energy’s ‘Offshore Wind Works’ advert suggests offshore ...

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Goole Fields 1 windfarm opens in Yorkshire

Goole Fields 1 windfarm opens in Yorkshire

  Goole Fields 1 windfarm has officially opened in East Riding, Yorkshire. More than £45 million has been invested by RWE Innogy UK into the 16 turbine farm which has a capacity of 32.8 MW, which has been fully operational ...

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EDF commissions 2 new wind farms

EDF commissions 2 new wind farms

EDF’s UK renewable arm has commissioned 2 wind farms totalling to 11.3 MW. The first is the M1 windfarm near Northampton, which has a capacity of 7.2 MW and features nine turbines. The second is the Burnfoot North project in ...

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$180m given to Nepal to tackle power shortages

$180m given to Nepal to tackle power shortages

Nepal has received a loan worth $180m (£105m) to help tackle the nation’s crippling power shortages. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) will use the money to upgrade and expand transmission and distribution lines and substations, allowing the transfer of up ...

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Global wind capacity to double by 2020

Global wind capacity to double by 2020

A new report claims that lead by China, the global wind capacity market will more than double by 2020. Wind power capacity will rise from 319.6GW at the end of last year to 678.5GW by 2020, according to research and ...

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Npower fined £125,000 for reporting error

Npower fined £125,000 for reporting error

Npower have been fined £125,000 for errors in reporting data for two renewable energy subsidy schemes. Ofgem said that the fine was due to incorrect information being used to calculate the amount of energy supplied to customers under the Feed-in Tariff ...

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The Netherlands could become gas importer in next 10 years

The Netherlands could become gas importer in next 10 years

The Netherlands could become the next gas importer in less than a decade, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA found following the latest in-depth review of Dutch energy policies, that gas production from the nation’s Groningen field is ...

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EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

EDF Energy Renewables wind farm approved in South Yorkshire

The local planning authority in South Yorkshire have given EDF Energy Renewables the go ahead for a proposed wind farm. The 6MW Park Spring wind farm is planned for a site between the villages of Great Houghton and Grimethorpe, east ...

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Irish wind developer wants urgent political agreement to secure 2020 renewables target

Irish wind developer wants urgent political agreement to secure 2020 renewables target

A major wind developer has warned that without an intergovernmental agreement, Irish wind imports to the UK will not help towards the 2020 renewables target. Taioseach Edna Kenny and PM David Cameron discussed the matter on Tuesday, agreeing that “it was very ...

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Energy UK says legally binding renewable target is “inappropriate”

Energy UK says legally binding renewable target is “inappropriate”

Energy UK – who are the trade body representing the energy industry –  are calling on the Government to continue to go against an EU 2030 legally binding national renewable energy target. The trade body wrote to the PM David ...

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