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  • Thames Water to pay back £120m to customers for leak failures

    Thames Water has been ordered to pay back £120 million to customers for failing to fix leaking taps and pipes. It follows Ofwat’s investigation which found the water company “did not have sufficient oversight and control” of its leakage performance and underestimated the significance of its underperformance. Thames Water agreed to repay £65 million on […]

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  • UN and EU adopt new roadmap to tackle marine pollution

    The European Commission and UN Environment have agreed to address the threats of pollution and marine litter under a new roadmap. The ‘2018 Oceans Roadmap 2.0’ aims to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep the world’s oceans healthy, cleaner and resilient. Under the agreement, the two organisations reaffirmed their commitments to […]

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  • Should all-male boards put themselves on their own risk registers?

    It would be strange for a business to needlessly surrender market share – or cut into its profit margins for no good reason. But the evidence is stacking up that many of the biggest corporates in the UK energy sector are doing exactly that. In January, research from McKinsey found companies with the most gender […]

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  • Government ‘must encourage LPG take-up in off-grid homes’

    The government must set an end date for the burning of carbon-intensive fossil fuels in off-grid homes and businesses and encourage a shift to liquid petroleum gas (LPG). That’s the suggestion from UKLPG, the trade association for the LPG industry in the UK, in a series of five suggestions made to the government. The organisation aims […]

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  • US invests $21m in innovative solar desalination technologies

    The US Government has announced a $21 million (£16m) investment to advance solar desalination technologies. The funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) for 14 projects will focus on reducing solar-thermal desalination costs, collection and storage of thermal heat and help to expand operations to remote areas. Desalination requires a grid-connection to generate freshwater, limiting it […]

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  • UK businesses invited to monetise existing flexible energy assets

    Businesses are being invited to generate extra income by being flexible with their existing energy assets. Western Power Distribution (WPD) said it is opening up 18 new zones where it aims to procure demand side response services to address operational requirements on its networks following a successful trial in parts of the Midlands. The new […]

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  • ‘Sellafield cleanup could overspend by £913m’

    The Sellafield cleanup could overspend by as much as £913 million. That’s according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO), which suggests although some programmes to reduce risk and hazard in legacy ponds and silos have been successful, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is still facing continued delays. In 2015, the NDA’s nine […]

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  • New York expands incentives for non-residential solar projects

    New York has expanded an incentive programme to encourage solar developments on landfills, brownfields and affordable housing. The NY-Sun’s Megawatt Block Programme supports commercial and industrial solar projects. It will now provide higher financial incentives for development in limited use areas such as rooftop or parking canopies and increases the size of solar projects from 200KW to 750KW. The […]

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  • TEPCO ‘likely to decommission Fukushima Daini nuclear plant’

    Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) has said it is likely to decommission the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan. Despite the company having yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi facility, company President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said he hoped the […]

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  • UK energy professionals’ concerns: Brexit uncertainty and key high capital projects

    The “fog of uncertainty” around Brexit and policy shortcomings has intensified and is resting heavy on the minds of energy professionals in the UK. That’s the findings of the Energy Institute’s (EI) latest Energy Barometer, an annual ‘state of the nation’ survey of experts across the industry. It states last year’s concerns about the potential […]

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