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smart meters

Curbing UK water wastage with fixed network smart meters

Tony Anderson, Business Development Manager at Arqiva, explains how smart meters are measuring up to be one of the most debated topics for today's energy industry.
EPC rating

Can renewable technologies affect an EPC rating?

There is global concern about the efficiency with which energy resources are used, especially in light of issues such as global warming. The UK government is joining with counterparts to focus on how this efficiency can be improved
fuel cells

Why wait? Fuel cells leading the global energy transformation today

Morry Markowitz, President of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association argues why should we wait when fuel cells are leading the global energy transformation today.
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Hungary plans to ditch coal by 2030 and become fully reliant on renewable energy

Following yet another hike in the European Union’s emissions trading system (ETS) in its fight against climate change, Hungary has announced that it aims to phase out its use of coal and be fully reliant on renewable energy sources by 2030
energy system

Transforming the energy system: Going from black to green

Director General of the Danish Energy Agency, Kristoffer Böttzauw introduces the work in the Danish Energy Agency to transform the country’s energy system and not least their efforts on the green transition globally
clean energy jobs

Spanish government invests in re-skilling miners for clean energy jobs

The Sánchez government has set a model for Europe by dedicating EUR 250m to re-skilling miners for clean energy jobs as Spain pivots away from coal
Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics would reduce heating bills for 120 million EU citizens

With prices of solar panels dropping by as much as 30%, the mass-adoption of photovoltaics (PVs) would bring 20% of Europeans out of energy poverty 
energy investment

£5 billion of energy investment projects announced

The President of the Board of Trade, Liam Fox, announces the launch of the UK’s first Energy Investment Portfolio, worth an estimated £5 billion
energy prices

UK energy prices expected to soar after Brexit

The UK's energy trade association has warned that uncertainty in the sector will lead to increased energy prices once the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
electricity prediciton

Big prizes awarded to European electricity prediction specialists

Three European predicition specalists have won prizes worth €2 million for developing the most accurate predictions of electricity flow through a grid.
power cuts

Power cuts in Britain: the battle businesses face

Some businesses have prepared themselves to cope with such situations, but most have not. Power cuts aren’t only difficult to deal with when you’re at home, but in a work environment, this can cause lost productivity – can your business afford it?
renewable energy policy

India needs to rethink its renewable energy policy to reach 2020 target

According to Global Data, if India does not make any changes to its renewable energy policy, it will not reach the ambitious target of installation of 175 gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy capacity by 2022
energy efficiency measures

New regulations will require landlords to install energy efficiency measures

Tenants living in some of the coldest homes in England and Wales are set to benefit from amended regulations requiring landlords to install energy efficiency measures, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced today
shale gas

Consultation on community involvement in shale gas proposals launched

Shale gas developers could be required to consult local communities, even before submitting a planning application, following the launch of the latest government consultation
ocean energy

Ocean energy: Time to unleash the current

Gesine Meissner MEP, Special Envoy to the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy, shares her thoughts on ocean energy and why now is the time to unleash the current so that renewable technologies in Europe are pushed forward
energy-positive office

Turning buildings into power stations: The UK’s first energy-positive office

Dr Justin Searle at Swansea University, discusses low carbon affordable buildings and energy-positive structures.
greener future

Tech and the shared responsibility of a greener future

Independent energy consultant Joss Clarke believes tech innovations have shown the future can be bright, but the whole sector needs to do its part to make a greener future
wind power

ScottishPower first in UK to change to 100% wind power

ScottishPower has become the UK's first to exit completely from coal and gas to wind power after selling generation assets, worth £702 million, to Drax.
heating

SAP 10: lifting the handbrake on how we decarbonise heat in the UK

Kevin Stickney, Managing Director of Erda Energy, argues recent building assessment factor updates are an overdue (and incomplete) corrective offering a glimpse of the UK’s electrified future for heating.
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Climate experts advise government on net zero emissions target

Climate experts will advise the government on whether the UK should set a date for a net zero emissions target as the first ever Green GB & NI week launches

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