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Ofgem £25bn investment programme for energy networks

Ofgem £25bn investment programme for energy networks: A new 5 year investment programme has been announced by energy regulator Ofgem, worth £25 billion the investment programme is to transform the UK’s energy network. The proposals are aimed at delivering emissions-free green energy across the country and meet national net zero targets, while also maintaining high…
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Green areas lost equivalent to Suffolk and Sussex

Green areas lost equivalent to Suffolk and Sussex: The lost green areas over the last 25 years in the UK span almost two million acres due to urban expansion – this is roughly as large as Sussex and Suffolk combined. A new satellite analysis conducted by the UK Centre of Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) is…
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Green Homes scheme should be quality not just quantity

Green Homes scheme should be quality not just quantity: It is essential the Green Homes scheme must be about quality energy efficiency measures rather than just quantity. The National Insulation Association (NIA) suggests , who welcome the £3 billion plan announced during the Summer Statement earlier this week by the Chancellor. The Summer Statement package,…
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Energy firms react against next network price control

Energy firms react against next network price control: Energy companies have raised concerns and criticised the proposals, including National Grid, ScottishPower and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission about the announcement yesterday from Ofgem to transform the UK’s energy networks. National Grid in an announcement, said: “We are extremely disappointed with this draft determination which risks…
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First Exeter City Council solar and battery storage project

First Exeter City Council solar and battery storage project: Plans to build its first solar farm and battery storage project have been announced by Exeter City Council. The project , which recently finished its preparatory work, is to be constructed on a landfill site which is no longer in use and will comprise of two…
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Renewable energy – 12K jobs & £20bn investment possible

Renewable energy – 12K jobs & £20bn investment possible: 12,000 new jobs and around £20 billion of new investments to the UK could be provided by renewable energy as part of the nation’s sustainable economic recovery. RenewableUK has published new statistics which show that contracts to generate clean power in next year’s auctions could have…
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1,000 electric vans added to British Gas fleet

British Gas engineers will soon be driving around in a more sustainabe way, thanks to the addition of 1,000 new electric vans which are to be added to the company’s fleet. Billed as the ‘largest UK commercial’ battery electric vehicle (BEV) order ever, the energy provider has confirmed the new order from the automotive manufacturer…
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Most energy professionals say UK is off track for net zero

Most energy professionals say UK is off track for net zero: The UK is currently off track to reach net zero by 2050 say almost 90% of energy professionals. The Energy Institute’s latest Energy Barometer report makes the gloomy suggestion, the report surveyed more than 350 UK professionals from across the sector – the results…
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132 football pitch sized solar farm gets go ahead

132 football pitch sized solar farm gets go ahead: A huge new solar farm to be built in Swindon, South West England has been granted planning permission. To be built in Stanton Fitzwarren, a village Northeast of Swindon, the Corner Copse solar project will span 95 hectares – that’s the equivalent of 132 football pitches.…
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Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June

Coal generated 0.19% of electricity in April, May and June: April, May and June saw Britain cover its electricity needs across with as little as 0.19% coal generation in the mix. It has been reported that during this period there was also the longest run without coal for the UK since 1882. GB Grid: Last…
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