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Great Britain could become net exporter of power by 2040s

Great Britain could become net exporter of power by 2040s: Interconnection with EU nations, regardless of trading arrangements post-Brexit, will continue to play a pivotal role in driving wholesale power prices and system flexibility in the future. Modelling of the GB and EU markets by Cornwall Insight shows that increased interconnection through the 2020s and…
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Shake-up in energy suppliers domestic market share

Shake-up in energy suppliers domestic market share: Research from Cornwall Insight’s Domestic market share survey for the third quarter of 2020 reveals a shake-up of the energy retail landscape, following a spate of mergers and acquisitions. The impact of these acquisitions is shown in the below graph.   Findings from the Domestic market share survey:…
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Prince William launches £50m Earthshot Prize

The initiative, which aims to become the most prestigious global environment prize in history, will see five £1 million prizes awarded each year for the next 10 years

The post Prince William launches £50m Earthshot Prize to help repair the planet appeared first on Energy Live News.

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Generation is changing, does the power market need to?

Generation is changing, does the power market need to? The decarbonisation of the power sector is accelerating through the rapid expansion of low marginal cost renewable generation. As a result, the current electricity market design and the marginal price-based determination of the price of power risk acting as an ever-growing barrier to investment needed to…
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Honda to leave F1 for environmental initiatives

Honda to leave F1 for environmental initiatives: Plans to leave the Formula One World Championshiphave been announced by Honda so they can pursue environmental initiatives and do research on carbon-free technologies. It will end its participation in the international sports event as a power unit supplier at the end of the 2021 season says the…
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Enzyme cocktail created by scientists to digest plastic

Enzyme cocktail created by scientists to digest plastic: An enzyme cocktail has been created by scientists that could digest plastic up to six times faster than previously possible. Professor John McGeehan, Director of the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth and Dr Gregg Beckham, Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy…
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Plastic straw ban in England begins tomorrow

Plastic straw ban in England begins tomorrow: From tomorrow in England, single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers will be banned. This follows a postponement of the measure because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ban applies to all businesses that supply these products, including manufacturers and retailers. If businesses flout the ban and do…
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Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change

Nearly 66% would sacrifice pay to tackle climate change: Almost two-thirds of Brits are willing to give up part of their pay to tackle climate change. Cable giant Nexans has found in recent research, which surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would or would not be willing to take a financial…
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