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Hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing?-Not so fast, says United Nations review

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”, the divisive method of extracting natural gas from shale formations, should be approached with caution by countries seeking ways to increase access to energy, says a new UNCTAD report on shale gas 
carbon capture

UK invests £21.5 million into carbon capture technology

Energy Minister Claire Perry has announced that the UK is to lead an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to remove carbon from emissions
energy research

UK makes £102 million investment into energy research

The announcement of a new energy revolution research consortium completes the UK's £102 million investment into new local energy, part of the government's modern Industrial Strategy
electrical sector

UK electrical sector charts massive growth since 2010

The UK electrical sector charts massive growth with 410% increase in trading businesses since 2010, according to this comment piece from Swinton Business, part of insurance broker Swinton Group.
shale gas

New measures to back British shale gas exploration

A new package of measures to deliver on the government's manifesto pledge to continue supporting the development of British shale gas has been announced today
debt help

UK consumers feel unable to ask energy provider for debt help

More than half (52%) of people in the UK feel there is a negative stigma attached to asking for debt help, according to new research

£20 million boost for business innovators powering the UK’s hydrogen economy

New funding awarded to investigate the development of a low cost, low carbon hydrogen for industry, buildings and transport and to help create hundreds of clean industry jobs
smart grid

Government policies helping to drive smart grid growth

The need to mitigate climate change for renewable energy development is driving smart grid initiatives across the world, according to GlobalData

Using gas grid to store excess electricity could boost UK renewables

Institution calls for Government support to change pipes and materials to allow excess electricity, in the form of hydrogen, to be stored in the gas grid

Brits shun green energy tariffs in favour of familiarity and affordability

With the UK legally committed to reducing carbon emissions by 57% by 2030, new research by the UK’s leading price comparison website, MoneySuperMarket, today reveals the common factors that prevent Brits from switching to renewable energy providers
Energy Department

The priorities of the U.S. Energy Department

Open Access Government charts the history of the U.S. Energy Department and some of its present-day priorities, including clean energy and solar manufacturing
energy waste

Love Energy Savings encourages schools to reduce energy waste with new competition

Love Energy Savings has launched a national competition to educate secondary school pupils about energy conservation and encourage schools to be more mindful of their consumption 
energy sources

The future of UK gas: Could shale and biomethane be two of the main...

Here to analyse past successes and possible trends is LPG storage tanks provider, Flogas, which has looked at each of these sources of gas to find out just how they are being used and if they have the potential to eventually become the most used form of gas…
zero energy building

An almost zero energy building in Denmark

Peder Vejsig Pedersen & Miriam Sanchez Mayoral from Kuben Management profile an exciting project at Copenhagen International School (CIS) in Denmark that concerns an...
heat pump

UK heat pump market is growing again

Senior Market Intelligence Analyst at BSRIA’s World Market Intelligence Division, Socrates Christidis looks at the current growth of the UK heat pump market.

Survey shows decline in the number of UK forecourts since 2017

A survey held by the Energy Institute (EI) concluded that the amount of forecourts in the UK has dropped slightly since the end of...
energy sector

How will politics impact the energy sector in 2018?

The influence of political change extends far beyond the walls of the House of Commons. Even small acts of legislation can send shockwaves through many different industries, not least the energy sector
poor value energy tariffs

UK government introduces new legislation to cap poor value energy tariffs in time for...

New legislation to cap poor value energy tariffs and save UK consumers money was recently introduced to Parliament, as this article from the Department...
new EPC legislation

New EPC legislation could shock UK landlords and tenants

New research from Just Landlords has exposed a nationwide ignorance to a new EPC legislation that will come into effect on 1st April for all new lets and relets, and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020
Britain's electricity

Bitcoin mining uses less than 1% of Britain’s electricity supply

Cryptocurrency miners are not a major risk to Britain’s electricity infrastructure, says the National Grid

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