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  • New 200MW onshore wind farm powered up in Texas

    A new onshore wind farm with a capacity of 200MW has started operating in San Patricio County in Texas. El Algodon Alto, located in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) south market, consists of 91 turbines and will generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes a year. Developer RWE Renewables said more […]

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  • Industry responds to Ofgem’s proposals for four-time-a-year price cap update

    Ofgem has today unveiled plans to adjust the energy price cap on a three-month basis compared to six months. What does the industry think about it? Significant change for both customers and suppliers Energy UK’s Director of Advocacy Dhara Vyas said: “Given the costs and disruption caused to customers and the sector by nearly 30 […]

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  • Plants on the Moon!

    Plants are over the moon following a new scientific breakthrough. By using a few teaspoons of lunar soil gathered from Apollo missions, scientists from the University of Florida grew plants, a “lunar garden” as they described it, with just water, light and other nutrients. In a new study, published in the “Communications Biology” journal, the team […]

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  • Kosovo aiming for 1.4 GW of renewables by 2031

    Kosovo is targeting the installation of 1.4GW of renewable energy capacity by 2031. Artane Rizvanolli, Energy Minister, has revealed the target in the delayed energy strategy, which is being developed for the period spanning the next nine years. There have been delays in its publication since January and it is estimated that the full strategy […]

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  • UK plastic waste to be counted by thousands of Britons

    Thousands of people across the UK have signed up to participate in what is described as the UK’s biggest investigation into household plastic waste. Schools, community groups, families and individuals will count their plastic waste for a week in a survey that aims to estimate how much plastic goes to landfills or recycling centres. The […]

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  • ‘Environment nearing dangerous tipping points’

    The environment is approaching a dangerous level of uncertainty and existing laws in the UK are failing to combat this. That’s the claim of independent watchdog, Office for Environmental Protection (OEP), which is calling for urgent action from the government to up the speed of progress on its 25 Year Environment Plan. Net zero and […]

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  • Government injects £120m in nuclear power

    The government has today launched a £120 million scheme to support the development of new nuclear energy projects. The “Future Nuclear Enabling Fund” is expected to bring more nuclear power stations, from small modular reactors to larger projects to the UK. Interested businesses are invited to register their interest in bidding for funding and submit […]

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  • Londoners to get boost to cut their energy bills

    Some 240 Londoners living in City of London Corporation-run housing estates will receive upgrades in a bid to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. People will get measures, including free energy-efficient lights, insulated doors, heating controls, double glazing and loft insulation as part of new green funding. Residents in the William Blake Estate in […]

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  • IEA: World added record renewable energy capacity in 2021

    Global renewable energy capacity saw massive growth last year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said. In its latest Renewable Energy Market report, the IEA suggests the world added a record 295GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2021. The study estimated global capacity additions are expected to rise this year to 320GW – that […]

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  • Kwasi Kwarteng orders review into proposed Chinese takeover of Welsh firm

    The Business Secretary has ordered a national security review into the proposed acquisition of a graphene producer in Wales by a Chinese company. Graphene is considered the thinnest and lightest “supermaterial” known to humans – it is estimated that it is one million times thinner than paper. Its coatings and components have various applications, including […]

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