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Centrica submitted application to reopen ‘largest’ gas storage site

Centrica submitted application to reopen ‘largest’ gas storage site British Gas owner Centrica has submitted an application to the North Sea energy regulator to reopen Rough, which is considered the UK’s largest gas storage facility. The company confirmed it is in “exploratory discussions” with the government about the way Rough could boost the country’s energy…
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Could heat batteries help decarbonise UK’s beer industry?

Could heat batteries help decarbonise UK’s beer industry? Could heat batteries hold the key to the decarbonisation of the UK’s beer industry? Industries, including manufacturing, food refining and pharmaceuticals are presently using steam systems in their work. The tech is proclaimed to be a huge contributor to their overall carbon footprint. Southampton firm Caldera promises…
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Replacing Russian energy will take some time

Replacing Russian energy will take some time Replacing Russian oil and gas will not likely come overnight. That’s the suggestion from Dr Nils Røkke, Executive Vice President Sustainability at SINTEF, Norway’s largest research institute who spoke about how feasible the European plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels is. He stated: “The replacement will take some…
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What is the amount of oil Europe is getting from Russia?

What is the amount of oil Europe is getting from Russia?: In 2020 and 2021, Russia was the biggest provider of petroleum oil to European countries. The most recent report by Eurostat suggests 24.8% of EU oil imports in 2021 and 25.7% in 2020 originated from Russia. At the beginning of this week, the European…
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UK’s imported Russian gas climbed 37% in 2021

UK’s imported Russian gas climbed 37% in 2021: Last year, the quantity of Russian gas imported to the UK increased by 37%. This is in line with official data which reveals that in 2021, Russia was the 4th favourite route that gas used within Britain originated from. The most recent research discussion on UK imports…
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The UK may be reliant on energy imports within 15 years

The UK may be reliant on energy imports within 15 years: Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) published a report that warns that the UK will keep importing more gas and oil from foreign countries in the future unless the decline in investments in the sector reverses. An industry body warned that production of all UK oil…
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Could the Nord Stream 2 freeze cause further increases in UK energy bills?

Could the Nord Stream 2 freeze cause further increases in UK energy bills?: Analysts believe that Russia-Ukraine tensions, as well as Germany’s decision to suspend the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, will exacerbate the misery of soaring energy expenses. According to Jess Ralston of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, with gas prices already rising and…
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‘By 2022, coal power plants will account for nearly 85 percent of all retiring US power capacity’

‘By 2022, coal power plants will account for nearly 85 percent of all retiring US power capacity’: Coal-fired power plants will account for approximately 85 percent of total US power capacity scheduled for retirement this year. According to the US Energy Information Administration, US power plant operators have already scheduled the retirement of 14.9GW of…
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Lincolnshire will be home to a ‘hydrogen town.’

Lincolnshire will be home to a ‘hydrogen town.’: Within the next decade, the Humber area might be home to one of the world’s first low-carbon “hydrogen cities.” This follows a collaboration between Equinor and Cadent to investigate the feasibility of establishing a hydrogen town in Lincolnshire. The cooperation intends to evaluate how gas networks may…
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Activists take government to High Court for LNG project

Activists take government to High Court for LNG project: The Environmental campaign group Friends of the Earth has taken legal action towards the government. Activists are hoping to stop $1.15 (£870m) of backing for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique. The claim, taken to Judicial Review by the group will investigate the government’s…
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