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First European battery storage project in Ireland

First European battery storage project in Ireland :  European battery storage project will be the first by RWE Renewables‘ has entered full operations in Ireland. The Facility 8.5MWh is able to provide an rapid delivery of electricity into the grid to balance fluctuations which will result from the growing proportion of electricity generated by intermittent…
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British Gas engineer refused to sign new contracts ‘fired’

British Gas engineer refused to sign new contracts ‘fired’ : Refusing to sign new ‘fire and rehire’ contracts hundreds of British Gas engineers have allegedly been sacked. British Gas moved forward with the mass sackings as the deadline for signing new deals ended yesterday said GMB Union. There are claims that the vans have also…
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Plan to make Loofah fruit replace plastic sponges

Plan to make Loofah fruit replace plastic sponges: A fruit that belongs to the cucumber family called a Loofah, can provide a sustainable alternative to plastic washing-up sponges. Aiming to encourage people to buy seeds of the crop, plant them and start washing dishes with sustainability in mind the National Trust have launched an initiative.…
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Hydrogen plant in pursuit of technology to be built

Hydrogen plant in pursuit of technology to be built: Work has started on building a new pilot hydrogen plant by Cranfield University in a bid to test new hydrogen production technology that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A 1.5MW pilot plant, the so-called HyPer project, uses a novel hydrogen production technology invented by the development…
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Former coal-fired power station to low carbon homes

Former coal-fired power station to low carbon homes: The Greenlight has been given to ENGIE to transform coal-fired power station site in Staffordshire into a mixed-use development of 2,300 new low carbon homes and a school. Planning permission has been granted by Cannock Chase District Council and Lichfield District Council for the plan will see…
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In Texas Minorities are more likely to have blackouts

In Texas Minorities are more likely to have blackouts: Suffering four times more power outages during the recent rolling blackouts that hit the state and texan residents from ethnic backgrounds. Estimating areas mostly inhabited by people of white background had an 11% chance of suffering an outage compared to a 47% chance in high minority…
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Joining the Hydrogen Taskforce is EDF

Joining the Hydrogen Taskforce is EDF: The coalition of the UK’s largest organisations that operate in the hydrogen sector Hydrogen Taskforce, has announced that EDF has become its new member. Working with the government to secure the role of hydrogen in the UK’s future energy mix, the group will also include representatives from EDF’s proposed…
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Ikea has announced the purchase of a 49% stake

Ikea has announced the purchase of a 49% stake: Ingka Investments has accouned that Ikea owner has purchased a 49% stake in eight solar PV farms in South West Russia. A 160MW is predicted to be the  solar projects’ total capacity it is thought to provide enough electicity to power the entire IKEA portfolio in…
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2bn investment plan unveiled by Electricity North West

2bn investment plan unveiled by Electricity North West : A draft plan has been set out to invest almost £2 billion in the region’s power network before 2028 by Electricity North West. Plans to increase the investment by 44% to £1.97 billion between 2023 and 2028 as it aims to reduce the number and duration…
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Restart of EDF’s reactors have been approved

Restart of EDF’s reactors have been approved: EDF have been allowed to return its two reactor at Hunterston B in Scotland to service for a limited period of operation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). After cracks observed in the graphite bricks that form the reactor core the reactors closed in 2018. Approximately six…
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