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  • Ofgem consults on subsea grid links

    Ofgem has today published a consultation for the first two of a series of planned underwater high voltage direct current (HVDC) links for the UK’s east coast. The plan is to construct two HVDC links with a capacity of 2GW each connecting Scotland to the northeast of England. The Eastern HVDC project represents an investment […]

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  • Small and medium suppliers ‘get record number of energy switchers’

    Small and medium energy suppliers secured record energy switch gains in April. That’s according to the latest ElectraLink report, which suggests suppliers with a market share of less than 5% saw 209,000 consumers switching away from large competitors. The figure, which represents a third of the estimated total of 623,000 switches that took place last […]

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  • ACWA Power starts construction of massive renewable energy project in South Africa

    Saudi developer and operator of power generation and water desalination plants ACWA Power has started construction of a 100MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project. A total of £586 million has been invested into the plant which will be located in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The project will also have a thermal storage […]

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  • Industry responds to the Queen’s Speech

    Earlier today, the Queen delivered her speech signalling the State Opening of Parliament. The speech gave a hint of new legislation that will bring forward reforms for the environment. But what the industry thinks? Great to see green jobs creation at the heart of the policy agenda  RenewableUK’s Head of Public Affairs Nathan Bennett said: “It’s […]

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  • Government unveils new plans to boost recycling in England

    The government has announced a major shake-up of bin collections in England that it says will boost recycling rates across the country, protect the environment and reduce costs for taxpayers. Under the new proposals, the government aims to make it easier for millions of households to recycle and every household will receive separate, weekly food […]

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  • Equinor buys Polish renewable energy company Wento in €91m deal

    Equinor has completed an agreement to buy 100% of the shares in Polish onshore renewable energy developer Wento from private equity firm Enterprise Investors in a deal worth €91 million (£78.8m). Wento, which will be a subsidiary of Equinor, has a total net pipeline of around 1.6GW of solar projects which are at different stages […]

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  • Cumbria County Council holds ‘neutral’ stance on the application of coal mine

    Cumbria County Council has decided to hold a ‘neutral’ position on the application of a new coal mine. The application is regarding the development of a new underground metallurgical coal mine in Cumbria. The announcement comes after the Secretary of State decided that the development should be discussed as part of a public inquiry.  Publishing […]

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  • Methane emissions ‘could be slashed by 45% this decade to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C’

    Methane emissions from human activities could be cut by an estimated 45% to help to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Methane is a greenhouse gas which is responsible for around 30% of warming since the pre-industrial period, according to scientific research. A new study by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the […]

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  • Webinar: Identify energy savings and demystify your energy data with AI

    Ideal for Energy Managers, this webinar will explain the current Energy Management technology landscape and how to exploit the opportunities with AI. Learn more about the challenges associated with the analysis of large volumes of data and what you should expect from a modern energy management system in 2021. Click ‘Attend’ below to register Speakers: […]

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  • Almost 36% of Brits to fly less post-Covid

    Although a ‘traffic light’ system for international travel is to be unveiled later today by the government, almost 36% of people in the UK expect to travel less than they before the Covid-19 pandemic. A survey by the professional services company GHD says just 9% of people think they will fly more frequently than they […]

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