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  • Could leaks mean natural gas is more emissions intensive than coal?

    Could leaks mean natural gas is more emissions intensive than coal? Oct 16, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Coal, Gas Oil, Sustainability Environment 0 Workers drilling for gas. Image: Shutterstock Methane leaks during the extraction of natural gas could make the fuel a larger contributor to global warming than coal generation. That’s according to new research from […]

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  • ‘Big Six blamed for dysfunctional energy market’

    ‘Big Six blamed for dysfunctional energy market’ Oct 17, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Policy Legislation, Markets Finance, Top Stories 0 Image: Shutterstock A charity focused on the role of finance in improving society has blamed the Big Six suppliers for creating a dysfunctional energy market. Friends Provident Foundation claims they have too much influence on UK […]

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  • ‘Suppliers should be fined for ripping off customers’

    ‘Suppliers should be fined for ripping off customers’ Oct 15, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Markets Finance, Top Stories 0 Image: Thinkstock Energy suppliers should be fined for ripping off consumers. That’s according to a new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank, which suggests the UK needs to do more to encourage energy suppliers […]

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  • Government plans support programme for industrial heat recovery

    Government plans support programme for industrial heat recovery Oct 16, 2017 Priyanka Shrestha Policy Legislation, Low Carbon, Top Stories 0 Heat recovery steam generator. Image: Shutterstock The UK Government is planning to introduce a support programme to increase industry confidence in identifying and investing in industrial heat recovery. It has launched a consultation on its […]

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  • Government to establish industrial energy efficiency scheme

    Government to establish industrial energy efficiency scheme Oct 13, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Energy Efficiency, Policy Legislation, Low Carbon, Top Stories 0 Image: Shutterstock The government plans to establish a scheme to help decarbonise the industrial sector, which currently represents nearly a quarter of UK emissions. It has already laid out specific technologies and pathways for […]

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  • UK invests £10m on heat efficiency of buildings

    UK invests £10m on heat efficiency of buildings Oct 14, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Energy Efficiency, Markets Finance, Top Stories 0 Wall insulation being retrofitted to a house. Image: Shutterstock The UK Government is to invest up to £10 million on ways to improve the thermal energy efficiency of existing buildings. The grant scheme aims to […]

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  • ‘Devolvement, not price cap, is right choice for UK energy’

    ‘Devolvement, not price cap, is right choice for UK energy’ Oct 13, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Policy Legislation, Low Carbon, Markets Finance 0 Image: Shutterstock The government’s energy price cap is a quick fix and not a sustainable way to reduce bills and drive clean, green growth. That’s according to the Northern Energy Taskforce, which says […]

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  • A smart solution to cut soft drinks plastic packaging

    A smart solution to cut soft drinks plastic packaging Oct 13, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Sustainability Environment, Daily Fact Film, Smart Data 0  Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) and the University of Reading are trialling a new way to reduce soft drinks packaging. They have installed smart drink dispensers and provided 1,500 refillable bottles to students – the […]

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  • September energy switching tops 550,000

    September energy switching tops 550,000 Oct 12, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Markets Finance 0 Image: Shutterstock More than 550,000 customers switched electricity suppliers in September, up by 46% on the same month last year. That’s according to the latest data from Energy UK, which shows total switches so far this year now exceed more than four […]

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  • ‘Revised PPAs needed for businesses to go green’

    ‘Revised PPAs needed for businesses to go green’ Oct 12, 2017 Jonny Bairstow Infrastructure Generation, Low Carbon, Markets Finance 0 Image: Shutterstock Encouraging businesses to adopt renewables through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) could be vital to decarbonising Europe. That’s according to WindEurope, which suggests changing the rulebook on PPAs in the Clean Energy Package would […]

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