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UK has allegedly underspent £240m in green projects

Report from - Energy Live News The money was reportedly handed back to the Treasury in the last financial year The UK did not spend almost a quarter of a billion pounds on projects that would help it reduce emissions, accelerating its net zero journey. An investigation by the Independent has found that some £241…

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Queen’s Speech lays out Energy Bill

Report from: Energy Live News The pursuit of cheaper, cleaner and more secure energy has been put at the heart of the government’s plans An Energy Bill has been put forward today to support the country’s efforts to ensure “cheaper, cleaner and secure” energy. The Prince of Wales delivered the Queen’s Speech after Her Majesty…

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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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How smart meters are ‘crucial’ to enabling UK energy security

Report from - Current News So, what’s the big deal with smart meters? For most people it can be easy to think of them as the in-home display - just a little box that sits in your home and tells you your energy consumption at any given point. And that’s true – it is part…

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Energy strategy: UK plans eight new nuclear reactors to boost production

Report from BBC NEWS Up to eight more nuclear reactors could be approved on existing sites as part of the UK's new energy strategy. The strategy, which aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising prices, also includes plans to increase wind, hydrogen and solar production. But experts have called for a bigger focus…

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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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Capacity From Renewables Overtake Fossil Fuels For The First Time

Following a new report from Drax Electric Insights, it has been reported that fossil fuels have been overtaken by the total capacity available from renewables for the first time. Fossil fuels (coal, gas and oil) were peaking above 60 GW of fossil capacity during the years between 2010 to 2012 at the start of this…

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