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Renewables industry concern over EU state aid rules


The renewable energy industry has expressed concerns over changes that the European Commission plans to introduce over state aid rules for alternative power projects....

‘Stranded asset’ risk for Scottish generators


Power generation and transmission companies could be left with “stranded assets” in Scotland if the country votes for independence, a report by the UK Government has warned.

Wind power could meet up to a fifth of UK energy needs, says report


The GB electricity grid can accommodate up to a 20 percent contribution from wind power without the need for significant upgrades to the system and using existing balancing mechanisms, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Energy storage funding urged to prevent consumer bills soaring


Power bills will soar unless Britain invests in equipment to store energy, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME).

DECC launches renewable heat incentive


Homeowners who install renewable heat equipment such as biomass boilers, solar thermal panels or heat pumps are to receive grants from the UK Government, under measures unveiled by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC).

Companies call on governments to prevent ‘trillionth tonne’ of carbon


A group of 89 global businesses including GlaxoSmithKline, Shell and Unilever have signed communiqués calling on governments around the world to prevent more than one trillion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent being released into the atmosphere.

Sector Round Up - 15/04/2014


This week's highlights include; Renewables group attacks Pickles, DP Energy buys 200MW Westray South tidal project from SSE and Smart Metering Systems in £14m acquisition.

Success for SmartestEnergy in Age UK charity competition


SmartestEnergy has raised over £3,000 in a fundraising competition for local charity Age UK Suffolk.

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