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Significant lithium resources found in Cornwall

Significant lithium resources found in Cornwall: Cornish Lithium, a mineral exploration company has found lithium in the geothermal waters in Cornwall of a  ‘globally significant’ high grade. Geothermal waters in the south-west of the UK initial test results suggest, contain some of the world’s highest grades of lithium and ‘best’ overall chemical qualities. The firm’s…
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Brits spend up to £584.7m on keeping their pets cosy

Pet Power: Brits spend up to £584.7m on keeping their pets cosy at home Why are we spending this much on our pets? The study also revealed that for 21% of Brits, their pet’s welfare matters more than their own Dogs owners across the UK are spending £33.7 million on washing their four-legged friend in…
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Effortless Energy announces it has gone bust

Effortless Energy announces it has gone bust: Customers of Effortless Energy Ltd have been promised protection by Ofgem after the gas and power supplier announced it is ceasing trading. With around 2,500 domestic customers and a small number of non-domestic customers Effortless Energy Ltd traded as Go Effortless Energy – all customers will continue to…
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Nuclear industry says costs could be cut by 30% by 2030

Nuclear industry says costs could be cut by 30% by 2030: The costs of building new power plants could be slashed by as much as 30% by 2030 says the UK’s nuclear industry. Working as part of the government-backed Nuclear Sector Deal, a cross-industry team has set out the key factors it says are necessary…
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National Grid warning network decay risks power blackouts

National Grid warning network decay risks power blackouts: Due to the decaying electricity network, the boss of National Grid has warned Britain will be at risk of power blackouts. Speaking to The Times, John Pettigrew said Ofgem‘s plans to cut investments in energy networks could result in an increased risk of blackouts as the regulator…
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Report commissioned by the NI government assesses the future of renewables in Northern Ireland

Report commissioned by the NI government assesses the future of renewables in Northern Ireland: A Cornwall Insight and Ionic Consulting report that was commissioned by The Department for the Economy NI was published by the department last week. The report – Future of Renewables in Northern Ireland – provided an assessment of the current state…
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Work starts on the worlds longest electricity interconnector

Work starts on the worlds longest electricity interconnector: The construction has begun on what is claimed to be the ‘world’s longest electricity interconnector‘. The new infrastructure will allow the UK and Denmark to share renewable energy through a 765 kilometre-long high-voltage cable, the Viking Link’s first phase of construction will see Siemens Energy developing the…
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£8.9bn wasted by not switching energy provider

£8.9bn wasted by not switching energy provider: Homeowners in Britain are throwing away almost £8.9 billion on bills every year by not switching energy provider. Home setup service Just Move In has researched, which suggests on average each household could save £350 a year by changing energy supplier. The research also show just 5.2% of…
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Highland communities get SSEN £1.2m investment

Highland communities get SSEN £1.2m investment: Electricity networks in the Highland region and a new substation have received a £1.2 million upgrade investment by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN). The six-month-long programme of works will benefit approximately 600 properties in the area through the complete replacement of the existing outdoor substation at Achintee. SSEN…
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Households find bills increase since lockdown

Households find bills increase since lockdown: Globally almost 39% of people say their utility bills, including water, heating, air conditioning, electricity, phone, internet and TV services, have gone up since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The latest global Ipsos survey shows as just one of its findings, it says a majority of people in 26 countries…
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