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SME energy prices rise for the first time since 2018

SME energy prices rise for the first time since 2018: There has been a rise in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) gas and electricity prices, according to the latest SME Power and Gas markets reports, from Cornwall Insight. This is the first time SME prices have risen since Q418 following five consecutive quarters of…
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Northern Ireland flips on its biggest energy storage project

Northern Ireland flips on its biggest energy storage project: The renewable energy investment & asset management firm Low Carbon and Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has switched on what is believed to be the ‘largest’ energy storage project throughout Northern Ireland. The battery storage project located in Drumkee, County Tyrone, uses lithium-ion technology and has…
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SSEN use drones to observe electricity infrastructure

SSEN use drones to observe electricity infrastructure: Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is using drone technology to oversee pylons covering 64,000 kilometres of overhead power lines throughout central southern England. The £420,000 programme teamed up with Cyberhawk, oversees the use of drones and iHawk to monitor and visualise SSEN’s infrastructure starting with the rural…
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Rolls-Royce unveils UK scheme for 16 mini-nuclear plants

Rolls-Royce unveils UK scheme for 16 mini-nuclear plants: A group of UK companies headed by Rolls-Royce has unveiled plans to set up 16 mini-nuclear plants in Britain. Each condensed nuclear power station will offer 440MW of electricity, that is sufficient to power a city of 450,000 homes for 60 years. The projects will bolster the…
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Energy-linked CO2 emissions in Ireland fall 4.5% in 2019

Energy-linked CO2 emissions in Ireland fall 4.5% in 2019: Carbon dioxide emissions coming from energy use in Ireland fell by 4.5% in 2019. This is according to a study by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), that says that the trend is the largest yearly reduction in energy-related CO2 emissions since 2011, at the…
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25% of Brits concerned of unablility to meet winter fuel bills

25% of Brits concerned of unablility to meet winter fuel bills : Nearly a quarter of Brits in England & Wales are concerned they may be unable to meet their fuel payments this winter. This is pointed out through new research by the business consultancy Yonder Consulting, which says 40% of the most impoverished households…
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Lull in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning

Lull in wind power sparks National Grid energy warning: National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) warns that electricity may be in short supply over the next few days because of  an ‘unusual lull’ in wind power. The organisation has forcast tight margins on the UK’s electricity system from 15th -18th October, observing that low levels…
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Tonik Energy gas and electricity supplier has gone bust

Tonik Energy gas and electricity supplier has gone bust: Tonik Energy has ceased to trade and has gone bust. Around 130,000 domestic customers were supplied energy by the gas and electricity supplier – the customers will continue to receive an energy supply and the outstanding credit balances of domestic customers will be protected, Ofgem notes.…
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Q220 had a 44% renewable share of energy mix

Q220 had a 44% renewable share of energy mix: In the second quarter of 2020, the share of the UK’s electricity generated from renewables was 44.6%. Recent BEIS figures show, which suggest this is the second-highest share on the published data series. There was a decrease to 35.1%, findings also reveal, in the share of…
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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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