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  • ‘Economy-wide carbon tax would slash emissions’

    An economy-wide carbon tax paid by companies that sell fossil fuels in the UK would help slash emissions. That’s according to a new report from Policy Exchange, which suggests such a move would level the playing field for Britain’s heavy industry, fund a dividend to be paid to taxpayers and tackle climate change. The group […]

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  • Record number of consumers switched to smaller energy suppliers

    A record number of customers switched to small and medium-sized energy suppliers last month. More than 222,000 people moved from the Big Six companies in June – the highest number ever recorded in a month by Energy UK. Just under half a million – more than 481,600 – customers switched electricity suppliers last month, with […]

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  • ‘Too many green voices slowing UK public’s EV adoption’

    The public are being overwhelmed with a multitude of information and pressures regarding going green. That’s the verdict from Managing Director of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) Andy Eastlake, who at the organisation’s annual conference, spoke to ELN about how this can be detrimental to the adoption of low carbon transport across the UK. He said […]

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  • EU approves Dutch compensation for gas extraction earthquake damage

    Plans to compensate damage to real estate caused by earthquakes linked to gas extraction in the Netherlands have been granted EU approval. The government intends to set up a non-profit foundation to manage real estate activities related to the renovation and sale of buildings in the areas affected by drilling in the Groningen gas field. […]

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  • UK hits milestone of 1,000 coal-free hours

    The UK has gone a thousand hours without needing coal generation so far this year. That’s according to new figures released by MyGridGB, which show the country hit the milestone early this morning. The data shows the amount of coal-free time in 2018 has already eclipsed the figures from 2017 and 2016, in which there […]

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  • Hydrogen trains on track for low carbon freight sector

    Hydrogen could prove a highly effective low carbon fuel technology for powering trains. That’s according to Polish coal mining company JSW and PKP Cargo, a national rail freight operator, which are working together to research, analyse and potentially produce new types of shunting locomotives and freight wagons powered by hydrogen fuel. The main goal is […]

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  • Car manufacturers ‘aren’t interested in selling electric vehicles’

    Car manufacturers aren’t interested in selling electric vehicles (EVs). That’s the verdict from Greg Archer, Director of Clean Vehicles at Transport and Environment (TE), who spoke to ELN yesterday at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s annual conference. He said this has resulted in insufficient supply of EVs, very little choice in the market, high costs […]

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  • Ofwat proposes changes to transparency and governance principles

    Water regulator Ofwat is proposing changes to its principles for board leadership, transparency and governance. It is consulting on a new set of principles – until 21st August – which forms part of a programme set out by Ofwat in April to enable and challenge water companies “to rebuild legitimacy and put customers at the […]

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  • More than 45,000 businesses warned of EU energy efficiency fines

    More than 45,000 businesses could be hit with fines of up to €1 million (£0.88m) if they fail to comply with EU energy efficiency reporting rules. The warning from energy certification body and consultancy DNV GL comes in relation to the European Energy Efficiency Directive, under which all large organisations – with at least 250 […]

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  • Swedish energy efficient social infrastructure project granted £256m

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing SEK3 billion (£256m) for an energy efficient social infrastructure project in Sweden. The funding will be used by real estate firm Hemsö for its construction plans, which include healthcare and research buildings and well as elderly care homes and educational facilities. They are to be built to nearly […]

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