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UK signs agreement on offshore renewable energy cooperation

Report from: GOV.UK The UK Minister for Energy and Climate Graham Stuart has today signed a landmark agreement on renewable energy cooperation with EU and North Seas countries. The agreement between the UK and the North Seas Energy Cooperation (NSEC) sets the framework for greater cooperation with North Seas neighbours. Collaboration on development of offshore renewable energy…

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What is the windfall tax on oil and gas companies?

Report from: BBC News The government is extending the windfall tax on oil and gas companies operating in the North Sea. The levy was introduced in May but will now carry on for longer at a higher rate. There had been calls to increase the tax after Shell and BP reported huge profits. How much…

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Will the UK coal plants get a second life to ease energy crunch?

Report From - Energy Live News EDF, Drax and Uniper have reportedly been asked to keep their coal-fired power stations open longer The UK might see the lifetimes of its coal-fired power stations prolonged after new government plans. The move follows concerns that Russia might squeeze energy supplies in retaliation to Western sanctions. Although at…

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IEA unveils ten-point plan to reduce EU’s reliance on Russian natural gas

Report from Energy Live News Europe has called for immediate action as its gas reserves are risking reaching the lowest levels by April Europe could reduce its imports of Russian natural gas by more than one-third within a year by implementing a ten-point plan. On a media webinar, joined by ELN, the International Energy Agency…

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Update on Current Market Volatility

Update supplied from Brook Green HOW WILL THE CURRENT UKRAINE CRISIS IMPACT MY ENERGY? • As a consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, power and gas supply contract prices in the UK are now at the highest levels they have ever been. Markets are experiencing unprecedented uncertainty and volatility, and it is unclear when this will…

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A Guide To MEES Regulations

Since April 2018 commercial property landlords have been legally obliged to ensure their workspaces comply with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). MEES legislation was introduced to combat the rise in greenhouse gas emissions and is set to help the UK reach its targets for reducing carbon emissions. Let’s take a look at the meaning of…

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How An Energy Management Consultant Can Benefit Your Business

Increasing numbers of savvy businesses are employing the services of energy management consulting firms to handle all aspects of their energy usage. However, what exactly does an energy management consultant do, and how can a business benefit from using them? Here’s all you need to know. The Role of The Energy Management Consultant Energy management consultants are experts…

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What Is Energy Management and Why Is It Important?

Energy management has become one of the buzzwords of recent times – and for good reason. However, what’s it all about, and just why has it become so important? (more…)

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Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting (SECR) To Replace CRC Scheme

The Government has announced that the new streamlined energy and carbon reporting (SECR) framework will replace the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme following the latter's abolishment in April 2019. The policy objectives of the SECR framework is to reduce overall administrative strains on the participants while also improving the motivation of organisations to reduce the cost of…

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Education Programme Saves 13,000 Tonnes Of CO2 For Schools

A case study by Centrica Business Solutions has reported that 13,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions have been saved in 50 participating schools. A national curriculum-linked education programme Generation Green (established by British Gas) created a competition in which 50 schools won up to £100,000 each. The prize was then invested in energy efficiency projects such as…

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