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  • ‘Concreteberg’ weighing 105 tonnes blocks London sewer

    A record-breaking ‘concreteberg’ weighing around 105 tonnes have blocked a Victorian sewer in London. Thames Water is gearing up to remove the rock-hard mass – the biggest the company has even seen – at the junction of Gosling Road and Hall Street in Islington, which is likely to cause traffic disruption for at least the […]

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  • ConocoPhillips to sell UK oil and gas business for $2.68bn

    US energy giant ConocoPhillips is selling its oil and gas business in the UK to Chrysaor Holdings in a deal worth $2.68 billion (£2bn). It includes two of ConocoPhillips subsidiaries, which indirectly hold the company’s production and exploration assets as well as associated decommissioning liabilities. It will retain its London-based commercial trading business and its […]

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  • Switching rises up the ranks in terms of most energy complaints

    Switching has risen up the ranks in terms of most energy complaints and is now second only to problems with billing. The Energy Ombudsman, which works to resolve disputes between suppliers and their customers, says issues related to changing supplier have overtaken customer service as the second largest source of unresolved complaints. New figures show […]

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  • Finnish firms launch ‘world’s first’ hub for CO2 removal certificates

    A new marketplace offering science-based carbon dioxide (CO2) removal certificates, claimed to be the first in the world, has been launched. Puro has been set up by a group of Finnish businesses in collaboration with global financial solutions company South Pole and Swedish bank SEB and aims to find a way to verify, compare and […]

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  • CCUS ‘crucial to driving global decarbonisation agenda’

    There must be a greater focus on the business case for utilising carbon that is captured from fossil fuel power plants. That’s the view of Fatima Al-Foora Al Shamsi, CEO of the Organising Committee of the World Energy Congress, who believes carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) is crucial to drive the global decarbonisation agenda […]

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  • Presidential hopeful pledges to ban fossil fuel production on public land

    US Senator Elizabeth Warren has pledged to ban new fossil fuel production on federal lands on the first day she becomes president in 2020. She says if she is voted in, she will immediately place a “total moratorium” on oil and gas leases on public land and offshore territory through signing an executive order. The […]

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  • Next Capacity Market auction planned for June

    National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has “finalised” the next Capacity Market auction for June 2019. It has rearranged the postponed T-1 auction for the 2019/20 delivery year – which was originally scheduled to take place in January – for 11-12 June this year. It comes after Energy Secretary Greg Clark sent a letter to […]

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  • EU approves €5bn Polish energy scheme, probes surcharge reductions

    The European Commission has approved a €5 billion (£4.3bn) Polish support scheme for co-generated electricity with surcharge reductions for large energy users. The scheme, with an annual budget of €500 million (£431m), will support combined heat and power (CHP) installations connected to the district heating networks in Poland and run until December 2028. The support […]

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  • Philip Hammond calls for more action on sustainable global growth

    Chancellor Philip Hammond has called for increased international action on sustainable growth. According to a release from the UK Government, he used his time talking at the annual IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington to urge financial leaders around the world to ensure sustainable growth and the drive to tackle climate change are […]

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  • Ripple Energy crowdfund puts wind in the sails of onshore turbines

    Ripple Energy has launched a crowdfunding campaign to allow the public to invest in new wind farms across the UK. The start-up says investors will become the co-owners of the new renewable energy facilities and will be supplied by the renewable and affordable electricity produced. It says its unique energy tariffs will combine wind farm […]

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