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Renewables opportunities after COVID-19 future snapshot

Renewables opportunities after COVID-19 future snapshot: The latest report from SmartestEnergy picks up where their Annual Energy Entrepreneurs report series left off, discovering that despite dwindling subsidy-support and construction delays caused by COVID-19, independent generation continued to deploy 75.4MW of capacity in 2020. According to the report, the future remains positive for independent renewables deployment,…
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Q220 energy switching rates fall again

Q220 energy switching rates fall again: In the second quarter of 2020 the number of customers switching energy supplier has continued to fall. Ofgem’s latest figures state, which suggest electricity transfers decreased between the second quarter of 2019 and the second quarter of 2020 by 13.1%. Compared to 1,531,000 in the same quarter of 2019,…
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Prince Charles says ‘climate crisis could dwarf coronavirus’

Prince Charles says ‘climate crisis could dwarf coronavirus’: The climate crisis could ‘dwarf’ the impact of the coronavirus pandemic warns Prince Charles, if there is no ‘immediate action’ and a ‘Marshall Plan’ is not implemented to protect nature, people and the planet. HRH the Prince of Wales whilst delivering an address at the opening ceremony…
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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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Lockdown Smart EV charging could have saved £133m

Smart electric vehicle (EV) charging and other intelligent energy systems if they were more widely adopted could have saved as much as £133m in electricity grid costs during the Covid-19 lockdown period. Flexibility First Forum suggests, which includes organisations from across the cleantech industry such as Octopus Energy, Centrica, E.ON, Moixa  Kaluza and the Solar…
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