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Race in onshore energy networks

Race in onshore energy networks: UK’s onshore electricity network market will soon undergo a serious overhaul. The government has revealed details of the meeting on the introduction of a framework that would give access to competition in onshore electricity networks. Currently, electricity network companies are liable for building, owning and operating electricity network infrastructure, ensuring it’s ready to meet the energy…
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31% increace in gas within last week of July

31% increace in gas within last week of July UK gas costs that take a toll on peoples homes and businesses similar continue to rise to record highs. The most recent Office for National Stats report on economic activity & social change implies the seven-day rolling average gas price increased by 31% in the week…
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UK has wasted about 1.3GWh of wind

UK has wasted about 1.3GWh of wind The UK has lost above 1.3GWh of wind since the beginning of the energy crisis in September 2021 due to the lack of energy storage capacity. That’s one of the discoveries of a brand new report by energy storage developer Highview Power which implies as a result of…
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Hinkley Point B shutdown may affect grid

Hinkley Point B shutdown may affect grid The nuclear power station Hinkley Point B (HPB) in Somerset will withdraw from generating electricity today at 10am. The shutdown comes among worries over Britain’s winter energy stock as Russia chokes off gas flows to the EU. It is predicted that the closure of the plant will take…
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Irish Battery storage to be 25% of energy capacity

Irish Battery storage to be 25% of energy capacity: Data from Cornwall Insight Ireland’s – ‘All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030‘ paper – has shown battery storage capacity will grow to become nearly a quarter (24%) of Ireland’s installed energy capacity by 2030. The crucial technology will work to stabilise the network, as Ireland becomes…
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Largest electricity market change in a generation

Largest electricity market change in a generation The government today has launched what is purported as the largest electricity market reform in a generation. The REMA seeks views on a wide range of proposals aimed at responding to rising energy prices. The proposals that will be scrutinised and potentially supplied soon include the intro of…
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UK’s first red extreme heat warning

UK’s first red extreme heat warning The UK’s energy networks are well equipped for the record shattering heat wave that may come in the near expected hours, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has stated. On Friday, the Met Office gave out the first ever red warning for extreme heat for today and Tuesday. The Mayor…
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Secure operation of Nord Stream is not guaranteed

Secure operation of Nord Stream is not guaranteed Russia’s energy giant Gazprom has stated it can’t guarantee the safe operation of a part of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. The company still awaits for a gas turbine to arrive from Canada to carry on maintenance work on the pipeline that re-locates natural gas from Western…
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Almost 2/3 of new renewables are cheaper than coal

Almost 2/3 of new renewables are cheaper than coal The price of constructing and running a renewable energy project is quite lower than that of a coal power station. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today published its most recent report titled ‘Renewable Power Generation Costs 2021’ which implies nearly two-thirds or 163GW of…
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Canada faces lawsuit in Nord Stream 1 turbine act

Canada faces lawsuit in Nord Stream 1 turbine act: A group in Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Canada in response to the country’s choice to permit the return of a refurbished Nord Stream 1 turbine to Germany. The decision to grant the permit was not “reasonable, transparent, or properly authorised”, states the notice of…
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