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Bid to give Ofgem powers to force through price cuts fails


Labour’s proposal to give energy regulator Ofgem the power to force power companies to cut their prices was defeated in the House of Commons....

EU electricity consumption on track to fall 10% by 2020 says report


Electricity consumption in the European Union (EU) is on course to fall by 10% in total by 2020, according to data from environmental campaign group Sandbag

Rebound in clean energy investment beats expectations


The total global investment in clean energy infrastructure rose by a surprisingly-high 16% in 2014 to $310 billion (£204bn), with surges in offshore wind in Europe and solar in China and the United States helping the tally to beat expectations.

Solar future remains bright argues developer


Farmers and landowners can still make money from solar panels despite the removal of government subsidies, a developer has said.

Uncertainty hits wind energy market suppliers claims report


A quarter of the suppliers to the wind energy market have been forced out of the industry in the past two years due to uncertainty over government subsidies, according to a new report.

'Huge boost' for renewables on Scottish islands


The UK and Scottish Governments have signalled their continued support towards delivering the renewable energy potential of the Scottish islands.

Sector Round Up - 20/01/2015


This week's top stories include; Japanese look to tap into UK wave expertise, RSPB launches challenges to wind farms and Oil & Gas Authority to lead inquiry into North Sea industry.

Energy cost cuts urged by political leaders


Chancellor George Osborne and Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing have each called for the “big six” power companies to pass on falls in wholesale energy costs to their customers.

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