Study suggests positive renewable future for UK

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Study shows renewable energy can fuel the UK and create thousands of jobs The first full economic valuation of the UK’s renewable energy sector has suggested that renewable energy could power the UK and create thousands of jobs. The report even suggests that by 2050 the UK could be exporting electricity. The study was carried out by the Offshore Valuation … Read More

E.ON unveils new wave power machine

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E.ON UK has launched the UK’s first wave power generator The Pelamis P2 wave power device is 180m long and weights 750 tonnes. It can generate 750kW of electricity. The device is a first step into marine energy for the UK, with this device being the first of its kind to be tested anywhere in the world. The device was … Read More

New UK wind turbine factory

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German company Siemens announces a new wind turbine factory is to be built in the UK. The new factory, expected to cost almost £80m and create hundreds of jobs, is another big boost to the government’s future renewable energy plans. Last year, the only major wind turbine factory in the UK, owned by Danish company Vestas and situated on the … Read More

Countdown to CRC

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It’s nearly April, so Half-Hourly metered companies need to think about the CRC. The CRC (Carbon Reduction Commitment) Energy Efficiency Scheme comes into effect on the 1st April 2010. It’s not only the very largest companies/energy consumers that have to participate under the new CRC legislation. If you have a Half-Hourly meter, you need to disclose information about your energy … Read More

Bloom Box launched

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This week saw the launch of Bloom Energy’s new fuel cell technology, called the Bloom Box. The Bloom Box was launched this week at the eBay headquarters in California. The launch was attended by former secretary of state, Colin Powell, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor of California. The box is designed by a former Nasa scientist, and it uses fuel cells, … Read More

£100bn wind farm plans unveiled

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Huge new windfarms are to be built around the UK in a £100bn scheme The new plans are for offshore wind farms to be built around the UK on nine different locations, totalling about 6,400 new wind turbines. These offshore wind farms will be unlike anything the UK has seen before. The largest of the new farms will consist of … Read More

Suppliers responsible for rolling out new smart meters

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Energy suppliers will be responsible for installing Smart meters in every UK household by 2020. The government has given the go ahead to their smart meter plans for an estimated £8 billion roll out of smart meters to UK homes, with the main energy suppliers deemed responsible for installing the new technology in every UK household. The cost of installing … Read More