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CENTRICA & ARBNCO TEAMING UP TO HELP PROVIDE SME ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Arbnco, a property technology firm based out of Scotland, has recently won a £641,000 contract from the UK’s government for the development of the Digital Energy Efficiency Platform or DEEP. This contract was awarded to Arbnco as part of phase two of an innovation contest, Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency or BASEE. This …

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DOES ELECTRIC AVENUE WESTMINSTER HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT?

As there is a growing concern over global warming and there is a constant increase in gasoline for a vehicle, is it feasible to use an Electrical vehicle? What is the positive environmental impact of vehicle charging stations? Electric avenue Westminster, Is it an appreciable project that has recently been adopted by the UK government? …

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‘OCTOPUS’ PANEL-POWER TARIFF GOES LIVE AS THE PROVIDER INVESTS IN ANOTHER RENEWABLE SOLUTION

Octopus Group’s investment trust Octopus Renewables has introduced its first venture in the form of a wind farm in Sweden, with construction expected to be completed by 2021. This construction-ready project is being developed by renewable energy firm OX2 for cash consideration. In line with the company’s quest to becoming an industry leader in the …

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SOLAR POWER PORTAL LAUNCHES NEW CAMPAIGN, ‘SOLAR SUMMIT’ EVENT

The UK’s frontrunner renewable resource firm Solar Power Portal has recently unveiled its new campaign highlighting utility-scale solar that are unsubsidised in the UK. This campaign, ‘Subsidy-free Solar in the UK’ runs from February until June 2020, leading up to a two-day event spearheaded by the organisation, the Utility Solar Summit UK, which will be …

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SCOTLAND, TEENAGERS, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT BANDING TOGETHER TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Young people under 19 are set to benefit from the Scottish government’s deal with political party Scottish Green to provide the youth free bus travel as part of the effort to tackle climate change. The deal will also include an additional £45 million for the funding of low-carbon projects that address energy efficiency and active …

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VEOLIA STEPS IN TO HELP HOSPITAL WITH ITS ENERGY SPEND

Veolia, an international resource management company, has recently signed an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to optimise and facilitate carbon reductions and energy usage at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. The EPC is poised to help the hospital save up to £1 million annually and slash 49,620 tonnes worth of its carbon dioxide emissions. The deal spanning …

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PROJECT REWIRE-NW GETS GREENLIGHT TO DESIGN SMART LOCAL ENERGY SYSTEM

Community energy and sustainability charitable institution Pure Leapfrog receives the approval for its Project Rewire-NW, winning a £21 million funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Pure Leapfrog is set on developing and implementing ten groundbreaking energy projects, including the design of a Smart Local Energy System for Warrington in partnership with Saltaire-based heat network …

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UK LEADING THE WAY IN DECARBONISATION

The UK’s ambitious goal of securing a net-zero economy by 2050 has led it to have the world’s fastest decarbonisation rate, with carbon emission levels from power consumption falling by approximately two-thirds in the last decade, which was revealed in a report by the Imperial College of London researchers. The study, conducted in collaboration with …

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OUTFOX THE MARKET SET FOR LATE FIT PAYMENT

Ofgem issued a provisional order to small energy supplier Outfox the Market, compelling the company to pay over £600,000 for the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) scheme by 12th February 2020.   The FiT payment administered by the energy regulator is levied by suppliers to fund small-scale renewable generators. Should the firm fail to comply with its Levelisation Payment …

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ALOK SHARMA APPOINTED SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY & INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

The Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy or BEIS has recently changed leadership, with Alok Sharma taking over as energy secretary and COP26 minister after Andrea Leadsom was removed from office as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle. Sharma, former International Development Secretary since July of 2019, replaced Leadsom to head the …

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